Reading Assistant – Getting Started


Innovative Online Guided Reading Tool

Reading Assistant is an innovative online guided reading tool that provides intensive reading practice. Learners use the tool to read developmentally appropriate texts both silently and aloud. What makes Reading Assistant such an innovative reading practice tool is its use of patented technology that listens as each word is read aloud and delivers immediate support whenever a learner struggles with or mispronounces a word — reinforcing newly learned reading skills, vocabulary, and fluency.

What Reading Assistant Does

Provides Guided Reading Support to More Students

Reading Assistant uses patented speech recognition technology to deliver real-time corrective guided reading feedback, enabling learners to self-correct as they are reading aloud.

Improves Both Silent Reading and Oral Reading Skills

Unlike other digital reading practice resources that only allow learners to record themselves reading aloud, Reading Assistant actually listens and helps learners whenever they struggle or mispronounce a word — it’s like having a personal guided reading tutor available 24/7!

Reading Assistant Saves Teachers Time

Automatic calculation of words correct per minute (WCPM), and actionable comprehension and vocabulary reports make it easy for teachers to track learners’ reading levels, and specific areas of strength and weakness.

Pre-teaches Academic Vocabulary

Built-in Word Wall activities pre-teach academic vocabulary, activate prior knowledge, and provide pronunciations for new words before learners begin each e-book passage.

Reading Assistant Reaches the Reluctant Reader

Reading Assistant provides reading selections for a variety of interests and reading levels, plus frequent comprehension checks, to keep learners motivated and focused on reading for meaning as well as building reading fluency.


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Reading Assistant Word Wall


Reading Assistant – Word Wall



Over 300 Reading Pieces in Your Library



Easy-to-Use Reports and Indicators


Reading Assistant provides implementation and performance reporting at the district, group, and student level to support and improve data-driven decision making. Graphical depictions show usage, performance, reading level trends, and student proficiency levels.

Reading Assistant Success Stories

A Teacher’s View of Reading Assistant

“I’m a bit fascinated to introduce to you a new reading software. Last night, I was telling V that this software is like a ‘personal reading tutor’ to Little Edison, and he was very excited about it. Much to my delight, our boy is showing great interest in this software too. It’s really cool, I’ll tell you why:
This software is called the Reading Assistant by Neuron Learning. It builds brain fitness with intensive reading practice using speech verification technology to act as a tutor, and provides one-to-one guided oral reading support.”

“I Love to Read”

“We love it. My daughter has a language processing disorder who hated reading and would often be in tears during lessons. After two months with Reading Assistant she is reading books to us and the dog. She daily proclaims, “I love to read.” My daughter is a slow reader, speaker, and writer/typist. I appreciate that this program advances her to more difficult reading selections even if her fluency (words per minute) is below target rather than making her repeat the same thing over and over like other programs we have tried. Most of the time she gets perfect comprehension scores so I know that she is understanding what she is reading even if it is at a slower pace. I expect to use this program for a long time.”
Allison H

The Reading Prompts Keep the Student on Track”

“As a homeschooling mother with a dyslexic daughter, I have tried everything I can get my hands on to help my daughter enjoy reading. She would get frustrated with my attempts to help her sound out words and I needed something different.  I discovered Reading-Assistant! This approach to reading is a God send for dyslexic kids! They thrive on being in control, and RA gives them that and so much more. The reading prompts keep the child on track, so my daughter has never zoned out or daydreamed during a reading session. The current sentence being read is in bold while the rest of the text is very faded, so my daughter doesn’t get overwhelmed with a full page of words ahead of her. The yellow-highlighted problem words let her know to repeat the word until it is correct, which means I don’t have to intervene in any aspect of the reading assignment! The program speaks any word that is struggled over so my daughter is forced to try to sound it out, but doesn’t get frustrated. That is SO hard to accomplish, and Reading-Assistant has done it! The headset makes my daughter feel very sophisticated and important which adds to the motivation to get the assignment done. I am so thankful for this program as it has made a huge difference in our daily effort to make reading more enjoyable for my daughter!”
Andrea M

“I love the fact that they keep the scores of her reading comprehension and words per minute”

“Sara was behind on reading. I can not tell you the amazing difference Reading Assistant has had on her! She went from not wanting to read her small “Sam sat on the mat” books to chapter books!! She LOVES the fact she can go back and listen to herself read!! I love the fact that they keep the scores of her reading comprehension and words per minute. She can see the numbers and goals which helps her motivation!! This is the best homeschool product I have EVER bought!! Now my oldest child who doesn’t have a reading issue wants an account so she isn’t left behind!! Its amazing that she can even tell her sister has made leaps and bounds progress!! Thank you Reading Assistant! I cry with happiness when I hear Sara read to me!!”
Melodie G.

“Working on Pronunciation and Verbal Flow”

“We purchased the program for one of our children that was struggling reading at grade level, in the first week we saw such an improvement that we added a second account for a child that was reading fine at grade level. This program has ramped up our children’s reading capabilities faster than any other method we have tried. Also, we really like the book selection, it is better than other programs we have tried (more educationally oriented). One outcome that is awesome is that the program gets the children reading out loud, working on pronunciation and verbal flow. The program has probably been our most effective use of our homeschooling dollars.”


A Reading Tutor for Every Student.

Reading Assistant, Fluency, Comprehension


Whitepaper: Supportive Fluency Instruction: The Key to Reading Success


Tim Rasinski, Reading Assistant


Learn from Tim Rasinski, Ph.D., reading fluency expert, what fluency is and is not, why it’s important, and its crucial role in reading comprehension. Best of all, learn research-based best practices for improving fluency with your students starting tomorrow!
Click Here to Get Your Free Whitepaper on Reading Fluency

Every educator knows that students benefit from extra reading practice, especially Reading Assistant when it is combined with immediate feedback and support from a teacher. With Reading Assistant students receive individualised reading coaching every time they use the software, making the most of each instructional minute.The online Reading Assistant program delivers:

  • Help When Students Need It: Patented technology provides real-time corrective feedback via speech recognition, enabling students to self-correct as they are reading aloud
  • Time Savings for Teachers: Automatic calculation of words correct per minute (WCPM) and immediate access to comprehension and vocabulary reports make tracking students’ progress effortless
  • Increased Student Engagement: Reading selections for a variety of interests and reading levels, plus frequent comprehension checks, keep students motivated and focused on reading for meaning
  • Anytime, Anywhere Access: The Reading Assistant program on the MySciLEARN Internet platform makes the software easy to implement for school or home use

Proven to Get Results

Students using the Reading Assistant program can improve their reading grade level up to 50% more than students receiving classroom instruction alone, in the same time period. Reading Assistant has been implemented in thousands of classrooms across the world.

Unrivaled Literary Support

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



When a student has difficulty reading a word, Reading Assistant provides a visual cue. If the student does not self-correct, the software intervenes by pronouncing the word

Reading Assistant, Reading Tutor