The pen converts text to speech and reads the words out to the student – increasing independence, boosting self-confidence and reducing reading anxiety.
Most schools use the pens in the Learning Support area assisting students with reading difficulties such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism, specific language & cognitive impairment or auditory & visual processing disorders. The C-Pen is recommended by Dyslexia Associations around the world.
10% of all students have dyslexia and it is estimated another 5% to 10% of students have other reading issues or problems.
Students can simply scan the word (or words) that they can’t read or understand, and the ReaderPen reads it aloud. To hear the words you can use headphones, the built-in speaker or an external speaker. There are many settings which will enable you to speed the pen up, slow it down, change the accent, left-hand / right-hand setting etc. The pen will read any standard font – it won’t read handwriting, computer screens or complicated fonts.
“Our staff have found that the Reader Pen is very beneficial. It is another assistive technology tool that our school is using to support the learning needs of our students.”
- Robyn Street, Assistant Principal, Taylors Lakes School, Melbourne, VIC
Students with Low Reading Level
Many schools are now using the ReaderPen to assist students that are behind their age group in reading. Often students with a low reading accuracy will try to avoid reading. How do you encourage these students back to reading?
The C-Pen Reader may be just the device you need to help re-engage students. Make reading fun and, at the same time, allow students to read on their own. Being able to read independently boosts self-esteem and may be just the stimulus that is required to encourage reading.
The ReaderPen does not need to connect to the Internet or Bluetooth – everything is processed on the pen. Built-in dictionaries enable the student to look up any word and the definition can be read on the screen or read out loud. There is also data storage and a built-in voice recorder/dictaphone – great for auditory leaners.
“The Scanning Pens have changed the way our learning support students, including students from an EAL background, access learning in the classroom”
- Learning Support Team, Bossley Park High School, NSW
Students with reading difficulties experience increased anxiety at exam time. Very often, a human reader adds to exam stress as students feel self-conscious asking the reader to read the same exam question over and over again.
The ExamReader reads the exam questions out to the student so there is no need for a human reader. The student can read the exam question as often as they want.
The ExamReader has been evaluated by every state-based Exam Board. They will accept applications under Special Provisions on a case-by-case basis
- ACT – BSSS
- NSW – NESA
- QLD – QCAA
- SA & NT – SACE
- TAS – TASC
- VIC – VCAA
- WA – SCSA
NAPLAN - Students with a disability sitting NAPLAN may use assistive technology that is compatible with the test construct and the platform. The use of C-Pens must be approved on a case-by-case basis by test administration authorities (TAA’s).
New Translating LingoPen
The new LingoPen supports language learners with over 20 built-in dictionaries. Scan and hear full sentences read aloud and then translate individual words into Chinese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian or Arabic. The pen is ideal for Language Depts.
Free Trial for your School
Scanning Pens offers all Australian schools the opportunity to evaluate any of the C-Pen range with a free 30-day trial. There is no cost and no obligation to purchase. At the end of the trial period simply return the pens or purchase them.
To arrange a free trial of any C-Pen product contact Scanning Pens Australia