Give your children more reading-aloud practice with a “virtual tutor”

Boost their reading confidence and comprehension
You do this with Reading Assistant
It’s an online program which uses voice recognition technology to listen to your children read and give help if they struggle. It's designed for primary and early high school students, and others with reading challenges.

How Does Reading Assistant Work?

How RA works

Will Reading Assistant Work for my Children?

Children wear a headset with microphone and read stories aloud on a computer or iPad.

If a word is read incorrectly, the software stops and corrects the student, acting as a patient listener, allowing struggling readers to get reading practice without being judged or feeling self-conscious.

There’s vocabulary help along the way and a comprehension quiz at the end.

300+ texts cater for all topics of interest.

Purchase the Reading Assistant 4 Week Subscription Here


The online Reading Software delivers:

  • Help When Children Need It: Reading Assistant acts as a patient, non-judgmental listener, that provides support to readers as they need it. They get instant corrective feedback via speech recognition technology so they can self correct while reading aloud, improving fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
  • Built in Motivation:  Texts cover different interests and reading levels, and frequent comprehension checks to keep students engaged and motivated to focus on reading for meaning.
  • 300+ texts cater for all topics of interest:  This ensures your children can  build a body of knowledge and are exposed to vocabulary in different contexts.

There's lots more information below, if you want it 


Does Reading Assistant suit all ages?

Reading Assistant is for students who have attained basic word recognition and decoding skills and are now building vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. This includes students as young as preschoolers, all the way up to adults.

Where can I do Reading Assistant ?

Reading Assistant can be used in your own home. All you need is a computer or iPad, internet access and a microphone headset.

Why is Reading Assistant unique?

Reading Assistant is the only academic software that “listens” to students as they read out loud, intervenes when they falter, and automatically scores students’ oral reading. No other program or e-book provides comparable  real-time guidance and feedback.


What kind of headset do I need?

Reading Assistant requires a headset and USB audio adapter, or a headset with an integrated USB connection. An approved USB adapter or USB connection is needed to ensure the level of audio quality required by Reading Assistant.  See the recommended headsets.

How do I get support?

Your subscription includes an initial phone call with a LearnFast program specialist who will support you to get started.

You also have 24/7 support via videos and Q&As on our support website. There are also short, easy-to-follow videos and printable materials to assist you.

How much is the subscription?

The 4 week subscription is $220.

Purchase the Reading Assistant 4 Week Subscription Here