Ellis Guilford School, Nottingham, are proud to be a truly inclusive school who aim to provide a supportive, caring and challenging learning environment for all students. Melanie Yeomans, Literacy Higher Level Teaching Assistant at Ellis Guilford School, confirms this ethos by commenting I chose to purchase Read&Write GOLD following the training we received from Texthelp staff, which made it evident that the software was so beneficial in enabling independent learning.
Melanie continues Read&Write GOLD gives students power to access their work without the input of an adult. For example, the facility to have written work read back to the student through the text-to-speech function of the software. Read&Write GOLD also promotes a normal way’ of working for students which is evidence needed for exam support.
The assistive software encourages and supports students who have literacy difficulties, giving them the ability to do well with a little support from such software. I feel Read&Write GOLD empowers independent learning whilst also teaching students basic key skills, such as identifying homophones (same sounding words with different meanings). Overall, Read&Write software gives students a sense of achievement and fulfilment.
Read&Write GOLD for Schools is Texthelp’s world leading literacy support software designed to assist pupils with dyslexia, literacy difficulties and English as a Second Language. The software provides pupils with a unique set of tools to assist them with learning in the classroom and at home. Read&Write GOLD helps pupils to improve their reading skills, enhance the accuracy of their writing and organise research for school projects.
Read&Write GOLD is easy to use and features include: Screen Masking (to tint or mask sections of the window), Texthelp text-to-speech voices, a Translator (which translates selected words into French, Spanish, German or Italian), Spelling, Dictionary & Homophone support, and the software also echoes back Dragon text.
About Texthelp Systems Ltd
Texthelp Systems Ltd is the worldwide leader of literacy software solutions provided through three core business divisions: Education, Speech Services and Publishing. Texthelp has been developing assistive technology software for the learning disabled community since 1996. The aim has always been to provide the most comprehensive cutting-edge technology available to provide inclusive education.
Based in Antrim, N. Ireland and with offices in the US, Texthelp is currently experiencing a period of sustained year on year growth. The company has a reseller network covering over 20 countries.
Texthelp has been a Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award winning company for eleven years and won numerous product, innovation and marketing awards.