The Benefits of Audiobooks

Audiobooks are proven to help students with reading disabilities become better readers and learners. They can be a powerful tool to support comprehension, boost confidence, save time on schoolwork and ultimately lead to better outcomes.

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Here's how Learning Ally's audiobooks help

Human-narrated Audio Textbooks & Literature

Provide a good model of fluency, expression and prosody that exceeds any synthetic voice option available

VOICEtext Books

Highlights words as students read - reinforcing word identification and decoding skill development

Critical Skill Development

Supports the growth of background knowledge and vocabulary development so students can continue to build important comprehension skills.

Motivation & Engagement

Listening to audiobooks allows students to enjoy age-appropriate titles and helps them stay on track with classwork.

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Your Child Can Read on the Go. Anywhere, anytime

Free playback software with membership. Play audiobooks on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.

A Leading Reading Expert Speaks to the Benefits of Audiobooks

Founder of the Wilson Reading System® and special educator Barbara Wilson describes how human-narrated audiobooks, combined with intensive reading instruction, leads to positive student outcomes.

Audiobooks & Student Progress

Become a Better Reader

Listening to audiobooks can help bridge the gap between decoding words and assigning meaning. Receiving information both visually and audibly reinforces word recognition, improves fluency, builds vocabulary and supports the development of comprehension skills.

Become a More Effective Learner by Listening

Audiobooks help students by allowing them to focus on the meaning of what they’re reading rather than decoding words on a page. A dyslexic’s listening comprehension may be stronger than their reading comprehension. By listening to text, students access content that’s above their current reading levels making learning more efficient.

Increase Self Esteem and Confidence

Audiobooks ease frustration, boost confidence and make reading much more enjoyable by allowing students to independently access text and keep up with peers on both content area reading and pleasure reading.

Foster Motivation and a Natural Love of Stories

Audiobooks help children learn to enjoy literature and build a diverse knowledge base. They are key to unlocking the magical world of stories so they can experience getting lost in a good book just like their peers.

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