Read to Learn is a comprehensive literacy and life skills program for adolescents and adults with developmental disabilities, including autism. It features three heavily illustrated, interactive books with age-appropriate themes: Safety Skills Reader, Life Skills Reader, and Focus on Feelings. These books feature 85 unique stories, each with graded comprehension exercises. All text is spoken by professional narrators and highlighted as it’s read. Readers can touch any word at any time to hear it pronounced, and are given a definition for especially pertinent vocabulary.
Safety Skills Reader explores important home, community, personal, and recreational safety issues. Contemporary, graphic novel style drawings illustrate 26 stories about everyday safety concerns like Internet use, pedestrian travel, and sports participation. Life Skills Reader features 40 social stories about common activities such as shopping for groceries, getting a haircut, going to the doctor, and taking care of pets. Realistic photos show expected behaviors and step-by-step procedures. Focus on Feelings features 19 photo-illustrated stories that help readers recognize how people feel during common life experiences. Portrait style photos with matching icons illustrate 40 emotions like annoyed, excited, proud, and disappointed.
Comprehension exercises with an optional hint feature assess the reader's understanding of each story. Test results are stored and can be printed. Optional automatic page reading and turning aid readers who have difficulty navigating the app. Read to Learn scans, and is accessible with one or two switches.
Stresses independent living skills
Written in simplified, concise language
Illustrated with realistic photos and drawings
Highlights text by word, sentence, or line
Allows user to touch any word to hear it pronounced
Includes hint feature for tests
Stores and prints test results
Attainment has been developing curricula and assistive technology products for people with disabilities for over 30 years. We are well known for our topnotch customer service. Please email us with questions and comments. And yes, we’re happy to talk to you on the telephone.
Read to Learn supports the new iPad's Retina display!
- updated for iOS 8
Ratings and Reviews
better than I expected
My 2nd grade daughter is slow to read, but she has been able to enjoy and pay attention to these stories. I strongly believe this will help her reading comprehension. My kindergarten girl is really getting into this app and answers almost all test questions correctly. I strongly recommend this app for emergent readers.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.