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Deal of the Category

SAVE 84% +
GET 500 SMARTPOINTS
on Reading Assistant
from Scientific Learning®
For Grades K-12

SmartPoints Offer Expires 04-28-2014 at 11:59 pm Pacific

"An exciting new program, [Reading Assistant], ... exploits the newest speech recognition technology to improve fluency..."

'...strongly recommended...'

"I urge parents of dyslexic children to make fluency training -- repeated oral reading -- their number one priority... It requires little time and minimal expertise, and it invariably works."

Sally Shawitz, "Overcoming Dyslexia," Excerpt (1105K PDF).


Another Best Deal on the Planet

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer GroupBuy savings of 84% on an online subscription to the award winning Reading Assistant from Scientific Learning.

What's more, as part of a SPECIAL CATEGORY PROMOTION at the Co-op, place your order before the expiration date shown above and you'll get 500 Bonus SmartPoints.

Note: The SmartPoints will be awarded at time of purchase. Check out what you can buy with SmartPoints on our SmartPoints Spend 'Em page and in our SmartPoints Vendor Hall.

Help for Struggling Readers

If your child is a struggling reader, then she is probably also a reluctant reader, and self-conscious and frustrated to boot. Reading Assistant could be just the help you need to turn your reluctant reader into a happy, willing reader.

Members tell us again and again that their children just LOVE Reading Assistant. One of the reasons they give is that Reading Assistant puts their children in charge of their own reading experience. Children progress at their own pace, repeat lessons as needed, and record their own reading so that they can play it back and learn from their mistakes. Children work independently for as long as desired and get invaluable reading practice.

How It Works: Equipped with headphones, your child reads the text on the computer screen into a microphone. Reading Assistant "listens" patiently, provides immediate feedback on errors, and assists with interactive resources. Reading Assistant is your child's very own reading tutor -- a tutor that never gets tired or impatient!

Reading Assistant also automaticaly scores your child's oral readings and maintains careful performance records so that you can quickly and easily assess his or her progress.

A Reading Assistant Subscription Provides:

  • More than 300 leveled reading selections aligned with state standards, including science, history, and social studies
  • A range of reading levels to allow for differentiated instruction
  • A variety of genres supporting elementary to high school curriculum, including both literature and informational text at all reading levels
WHAT YOU NEED: Reading Assistant is entirely web-based. All you need is a good Internet connection, an approved headset, and a computer that meets Reading Assistant's Technical Requirements.

HEADSET REQUIRED: Scientific Learning requires that you use any of the high-quality, noise-cancelling headsets on their list of authorized headsets.

With Signature Co-op Savings!

By joining this GroupBuy you save 84% on a full year subscription to Reading Assistant. That's a 84% savings off the minimum school license of $800. (Scientific Learning does not offer individual or home licenses.)

Optionally, in order to make Reading Assistant more affordable, the Co-op is pleased to offer a month-to-month subscription for $14.95, which will continue until you cancel. Please see the "Reading Assistant Month To Month Subscription" purchase option below for more details about the month-to-month subscription.

We Need Your Help!

Please DO NOT contact Scientific Learning for technical support. As the school administrator, the Co-op has FULL RESPONSIBILITY for answering your technical support questions. Please check our FAQ page before you contact us for help. However, you are welcome to take advantage of their free webinars and other free teacher resources.

We appreciate you at the Co-op!

Interested?  Here's What You Do:

  1. Get more information about Reading Assistant:

    • Watch the Reading Assistant Overview Video on the Reading Assistant product page.
    • Browse the Reading Assistant section on the Scientific Learning website for complete information.
    • Read Sally Shaywitz's comments about Reading Assistant (formerly called ReadIt).
    • Check Reading Assistant's technical requirements to make sure the Reading Assistant will run on your computer.

    Note: This offer is open to U.S. and Canadian Members only!

  2. Please be an informed consumer and carefully read the Terms & Conditions. The T&Cs tell you everything you need to know about this offer. By placing an order, you are agreeing to the T&Cs.

    In Particular:

    • Fulfillment: Please allow 3 business days AFTER you place your order for us to set up your subscription under our school license. We will notify you via email when your subscription is ready. If you don't receive the email, just sign in to your Co-op account and look under "My Subscriptions" for a link and instructions.
    • Shipping: None.
    • Returns/Cancellations: We will honor refund requests made within 30 days from the date that we give you access to Reading Assistant. However, the initial service fee is nonrefundable, as it covers our labor costs in getting you set up in the MySciLearn system.
    • Eligibility: This offer is available to members in the U.S., Canada, or the United Kingdom only. We regret that we are unable to offer it to members in Australia, New Zealand, or other countries.
    • Service Fee: The Co-op will charge a one-time, nonrefundable service fee of $7.50 to help cover our costs of providing this service.
  3. Complete the order form below.
  4. Don't keep these savings a secret -- tell your friends. If they buy, you'll earn BONUS SmartPoints:


  
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Reading Assistant 1 Year Subscription

Qty:
Retail Price: $800.00
Current Group Price: $129.95
Current Group Savings: 84%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
1-25 $249.95 69%
26-50 $224.95 72%
51-75 $199.95 75%
76-99 $159.95 80%
-> 100+ $129.95 84%
 
This subscription gives one teacher and one student access to the entire Reading Assistant K-12 curriculum for one year. If you would like to order a subscription for another student, please place a separate order.

HOW TO ORDER:

  1. Enter a "1", as shown in the Qty space above if you want a 1-year subscription. If you need Reading Assistant for another student please place another order separately.
  2. In the spaces below, please provide the required teacher and student information. We need this information to get you and your student set up in the Reading Assistant program
  3. Complete the rest of the order form below.
HEADSET REQUIRED: Scientific Learning requires that you use any of the high-quality, noise-cancelling headsets on their recommended list of headsets.
 
Reading Assistant Month To Month Subscription

Qty:
Retail Price: $41.66
Current Group Price: $14.95
Current Group Savings: 64%
Qty. Price(ea) Savings
1-24 $25.00 40%
25-49 $22.91 45%
50-74 $20.83 50%
75-99 $16.66 60%
-> 100+ $14.95 64%
 
This subscription gives one teacher and one student access to the entire Reading Assistant K-12 curriculum for one month at a time. If you would like to order a month-to-month subscription for another student, please place a separate order.

With a month-to-month subscription, you pay for one month at a time. Your subscription will continue until you cancel, which you can do at any time. Please carefully read the "Payment" section of the Terms & Conditions for details.

HOW TO ORDER:

  1. Enter a "1", as shown in the Qty space above. If you need Reading Assistant for another student, please place another order separately.
  2. In the spaces below, please provide the required teacher and student information. We need this information to get you and your student set up in the Reading Assistant program.
  3. Complete the rest of the order form below.
HEADSET REQUIRED: Scientific Learning requires that you use any of the high-quality, noise-cancelling headsets on their recommended list of headsets.

Month to Month Subscription: In order to make Reading Assistant affordable for more families, the Co-op is pleased to offer a month to month subscription. We will charge you for the first month on the date you place your order. However, as we will need a few days to get you set up, we won't charge you for the second month until one month plus 4 days has passed. That will be your "Monthly Anniversary Date" unless it falls on the 29th, 30th, or 31st of the month, in which case the 1st of the following month will be your Monthly Anniversary Date. Thereafter, we will charge your card on your Monthly Anniversary Date until you cancel. Every monthly charge is non-refundable. If you want to cancel, you must notify us AT LEAST 5 BUSINESS DAYS before your Monthly Anniversary Date.

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I have been utilizing Reading Assistant for the past 6 weeks with my 5th grade son who is dyslexic. He LOVES this program! I am very happy and so is he. The sound quality is fabulous. The reading selections could not be more appropriate. And I believe that the program is designed in a brilliant way that is encouraging rather than frustrating. This program has been a breath of fresh air for us and I recommend it without hesitation. Bravo Homeschool Buyers Co-op. You've introduced me to another amazing product that I would not have had th...(more)
Shari S., Co-op Member
My kids absolutely love this amazing program! It has saved me as a homeschooling mum a lot of reading exercise stress! I just set it up for the kids and i have time to do other non school things. A treasure to have!
Mrs G, Co-op Member
My 11 yo son has been using Reading Assistant for about a month now and seems to enjoy it. The stories keep his attention and the speech recognition components has the added benefit of helping him work on his speech issues. When he would read aloud to me, I tended to know what he was saying, but the program actually makes him speak clearly before he can go on. He's not dropping the ending sounds as much and his reading speed is slowly but surely increasing. I'd highly recommend this product.
Lisa L., Co-op Member
I love this program my son is dyslexic and we used Orton Gillingham as part of his curriculum but having this program allows him to work independent of me, which is very important...a big boost for his self esteem. I have looked into other programs that claimed the students could work independently on improving their reading skills but this is the first out of many programs that that didn't frustrate him. I plan to use this program throughtout his homeschooling days. I have suggest this program to many parents.
N. Thomas, Co-op Member
I love this program! I have been a tutor to struggling readers for many years. The Reading Assistant does for the children what I do sitting right next to them (and charge their parents by the hour). The added advantage is that they can hear themselves reading a passage. This is even great for a summer enrichment. I hope the Co-op keeps this for many years. I would like to use it with my beginning reader that is not even delayed.
Pam T., Co-op Member
I recently purchased Reading Assistant for my son and he is LOVING it! I never have to ask him to read each day anymore. He actually begs to read, which is such a refreshing change. My daughter is drawn to the computer whenever he is doing Reading Assistant. She finally asked me if she could please do it too. They are both struggling readers with the gift of Dyslexia and it is so refreshing to see them motivated to read. I just purchased a license for her as well. The improvement I have seen in my son in such a very short time is so encourag...(more)
Tracey W., Co-op Member
We used Reading Assistant last year for my son in 2nd grade. He needed to improve his fluency. He increased his fluency from 40 - 70 words per minute. He loved the program and would ask to read certain stories and poems over and over. This is a great value! We have used other reading programs which cost a lot more and did not show as much improvement.
Marie Kenney, Co-op Member
This program will make a reader out of your child...and your child will have FUN using this program!

My son does not like to read, but he loves to read on the computer with the "Reading Assistant" program.

This is our second year with RA program and we love it...well worth the time, effort, and money!! I have tried other programs and have found that this one is the best!! I have shared my son's success with family and friends- and now they are using the program!
Heather B., Co-op Member
We tried Reading Assistance for the 1st time this year. My 8 yr. old son has always loved math & science, but has struggled with reading fluency. We thought this program would be a way for him to practice without us sitting over his shoulder correcting him. IT has performed beautifully! He loves it, and will read over and over until he gets the GOLD STAR on top. Thank you for a wonderful program. When we say it is time to read, he doesn't fight us anymore, and looks forwarded to achieving his stars. Thank you again for helping us break the read...(more)
J. C., Co-op Member
I absolutely love it! It helps with reading and greatly improves their vocabulary and comprehension skills.The option to hear some of the vocabulary words in spanish is a plus. Overall it's really a wonderful program and worth the price to help a struggling reader or improve ones reading skills.
L. Chiosi, Co-op Member
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