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Kurzweil 3000 - A Text-To-Speech Solution

Cathy Paul
Amethyst School
London, Ontario, Canada

Amethyst School



The Amethyst School is a residential school, which serves the needs of severely learning disabled students from across the province of Ontario, Canada, and specializes in the area of literacy. Our students come with a variety of needs in the areas of reading and writing and our mandate is to integrate methodology and technology to effect the most progress in these areas.


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The Successful Amethyst Student

Exemplary Reading Software


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The Benefits of Text-to-Speech


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Why choose the Kurzweil 13000?


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Moreover .....

How Amethyst uses Kurzweil 3000?


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The Benefits to our Students


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Measurement of Benefits

Our involvement in the Technology Incentive Partnership Program two years ago yielded encouraging statistics that showed significant growth in reading comprehension when students used Kurzweil 3000 for t 5 minutes per day above and beyond their normal reading instructional time. Students participating in the

study were in Grades 2 and 3 or were diagnosed with a severe learning disability and were reading at these grade levels or below. Students who were exposed to the Kurzweil 3000 averaged I to 3 years higher in reading comprehension over a one year period than students who were not given 15 minutes per day access.

Effective Aspects of Kurzweil 3000 Noticed by Amethyst Teachers


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The Kurzweil 3000

The Kurzweil 3000 meets the variety, of needs of a student or adult with a learning disability. It is a classroom tool that enhances independence and participation across all grades and subjects. It is a useful tool in the workplace to enhance productivity. From Grade one to post-secondary and on to the workplace, it is truly a text-to-speech solution.


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