Laredo, TX. May 14, 2007--This academic year, schools in Laredo ISD have incorporated Soliloquy Reading Assistant, a computer-based speech recognition technology program, into their curricula in an effort to improve Special Education students´ reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. All twenty elementary schools and four middle schools in the district are using the program in their resource classrooms.

"We began district-wide usage of Soliloquy Reading Assistant in September," said Alma Rodriguez, Assistive Technology Coordinator. "We needed this program because over ninety percent of the students in the district speak Spanish at home, so it is challenging for many to practice their English...

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