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    Learning Ally

    Hi All,

    I wanted to let everyone know about a really neat website that my son's dyslexia tutor introduced me to. The service is called "Learning Ally" - https://www.learningally.org/. They have a huge number of books that are read aloud at "reading" speed. My son loves audiobooks, but he can't read along with them as they are read too quickly. Learning Ally was created for kiddos with dyslexia and visual impairments.

    One really neat thing is that books such as the "Famous Men" series are on Learning Ally.

    Christy
    Last edited by Catfan; 06-24-2017, 10:33 AM.

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    If you are new to Learning Ally you can sign up at Homeschool Buyers Co-op for a discount. Your child does have to have a diagnosed print disability and proof from a provider. Our pediatrician was willing to provide documentation since she received a copy of the neuropsych. testing. Bookshare is another good site. Most voices are automated though. Bookshare and Learning Ally will share documentation. If you sign up for Learning Ally you can ask Bookshare to use the documentation on file. Try Google searching specific books and click on video. It's amazing how many are on YouTube, etc.

    Angela
    God Bless,

    Angela

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      Re: Learning Ally

      Thanks Angela! Good advice. My son has only ever used Learning Ally at the tutor's house, but I plan to get it for our house for the fall.

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        Christy,

        How is the text to speech with Learning Ally? I don't see a way to preview a book. Are you using it for audio books, or e-readers with bigger font, etc?

        AND --- if your children have used Barton, I'm about 90% sure that Susan Barton will fill out the verification if you ask. It seems like I read that somewhere along the way.
        Plans for 2020-21

        Year 10 of homeschooling with MP

        DD1 - 25 - Small Business owner with a STOREFRONT
        DD2 - 14 - 9th grade - HLS Cottage School/MPOA - equestrian
        DS3 - 12 - 5A Cottage School - soccer
        DS4 - 12 - 5A Cottage School -soccer
        DD5 - 8 - 3A, Cottage School -equestrian and Irish dance
        DS6 - 6 - MP K - home with Momma

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          Re: Learning Ally

          Originally posted by DiannaKennedy View Post
          Christy,

          How is the text to speech with Learning Ally? I don't see a way to preview a book. Are you using it for audio books, or e-readers with bigger font, etc?

          AND --- if your children have used Barton, I'm about 90% sure that Susan Barton will fill out the verification if you ask. It seems like I read that somewhere along the way.
          Hey Dianna! What is great about Learning Ally is that you can choose the speed. For example, my son wants to "read" Harry Potter. He has listened to all seven books three times through already on audio book. It is a wonderfully done audio book, but there is zero chance of him being able to follow along with the text while it is read at audio book pace. Learning Ally is at reading pace, so he can follow the words. For many books they have the actual book in Learning Ally that you can follow along with visually, or you can use your own. For example, they have the actual Stone Soup read in MP with the actual pictures and the sentences high lighted as they are being read. For others they don't have the words and pictures, only audio. My son is doing Apologia Zoology at our Coop this Fall and they have that audio, but not the book so he would have to follow along with text.

          My son's tutor recommended this to him so we got a 20% discount.

          Christy

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