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

SmartPoints Offer Expires 02-20-2018 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, this is a DEAL OF THE DAY! Place your order TODAY 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 some of our cost 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:

Reading Assistant 1 Year Subscription

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.


  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

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.


  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 was happy to purchase this at the discounted price. I'd read about it in "Overcoming Dyslexia" but the price was out of my reach.
I'm delighted that my 13 year old dyslexic daughter is so willingly using it. Because Language Arts are difficult for her, it's hard to get her to comply with the very programs that will help her advance. One of her difficulties is poor enunciation. This program, by making her read into the microphone, and correcting her when she misspeaks, or is unclear is exactly what she needs! And the stories truly are ...(more)
Teresa P., 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
While I am very pleased with the product, I'd like to share these things with you to consider before purchasing it. FIRST - they access a $7.95 transaction fee on top of whatever price you pay. While that may not seem like much, when you purchased this program for multiple kids it adds up. SECOND - IT"S NOT USER FRIENDLY - this is a hard program to navigate through and support is not readily available. You need to email someone and what for an email back etc. That being said - after figuring it out, it's been a good program for my children...(more)
Sarah Peter, 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
My son has always struggled with reading and requires a great deal of one-on-one time from me in our homeschool. Reading Assistant has been an answer to prayer! He is able to do this program on his own, freeing me up to teach our other children. His fluency is greatly improving, which helps him in ALL of his subjects. So far, this program has been of great benefit to our family. I am considering subscribing for my younger children, (who do not have learning difficulties) as well, just for the fluency practice. Well worth the money spent!!
Rebeca J., Co-op Member
This program has been a good fit for us. My son is on the autistic spectrum and reading has not been easy for him. When we sit down to read together I got all kinds of attitude in the end we would both be frustrated and I would end up yelling. This program has taken that frustration out. We did have an adjustment period to the new program but now that is over I can just send him down. O.k. some things about the program, it doesn't always understand when they read a word right and they might have to repeat themselves, but that hasn't been a big ...(more)
Holly M, Co-op Member
My 9 year old daughter is a struggling reader. We have used this product for almost a year now. She has gone from never wanting to read to now enjoying reading. She still has some struggles but not nearly as much. Her fluency has improved dramatically as well as her site word recognition. I would highly recommend this product for any age child who is a struggling reader.
Mrs. Kristie Richardson, Co-op Member
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
I used this program 9 years ago when I was the guardian of my niece, and it brought her reading level up to where she won the reading contest by reading the highest numbers of books at her school...and it cost me over $800. I am now the guardian of a 6 year old, and I want her to start reading at a higher level before I decide to place her in school. This is exactly the tool I want at a great price. Thank you for your continued support, persistence, research, and time that you invested to help Homeschool families.
Iris E., Co-op Member
Reading-Assistant is one of the most clever reading programs out there that I have seen for a struggling student. We have tried several programs over the years and none of them have given us as much hope as MySciLearn and Reading-Assistant. My 10 year old daughter has struggled with reading in a non-traditional way since 2nd grade due to Migraines and improper eye tracking. The science behind Reading-Assistant obviously works and is working for us. Reading is no longer a fight and she can practice reading without triggering a Migraine. It ...(more)
Annie B., Co-op Member
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