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Schools Which Adopt Audio Textbook Services Outperform Others in State Assessments of Math Proficiency Among Students With IEPs.

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In March 2013, Learning Ally of Princeton, N.J. (with production studios throughout the country) released the findings of their study of student progress, using data from the 2010-2011 school year.  The national non-profit formerly known as Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic reports that findings indicate that “Students … who have access to audiobooks significantly outperform their peers in math tests.” Knowing that students with print disabilities, including learning disabilities, struggle with mathematics topics as well as verbally-centered subjects like literature and history, Learning Ally’s VP of Programs and Services Learning Ally Paul Edelblut, reports that the study validates the “long-held position that audiobooks are a powerful enabler for students with learning and visual disabilities.”

Read Learning Ally’s full report on their website at the link below.

Talking points are available in a PDF version here