How We Used It ~ This product is very easy to use. We simply removed it from the packaging and turned it by on pushing the little button. A little blue light came on and we placed it onto her head, according to the directions. The little headset piece touches the place right below her ear and the mouth piece is adjustable so it fits easily on anyone. My daughter used it primarily during her reading time each day. She read out loud to me or to her "pretend invisible audience" for upwards of 20 minutes. She thought that the sound of her real voice was fun to listen to, and she quickly got used to wearing the headset and hearing her voice through her bones. How cool is that?
What Anne Thinks ~ She thinks she is able to hear her words more clearly and that the headset helps her slow down and speak more clearly. Anne also used the headset to help her memorize lines for the production of The Jungle Book in which she performed last month. She memorized the lines very quickly. Anne does not really notice whether or not it helps her with reading, although she thinks she reads faster now than she could at Christmas.
What I Think ~ I am very excited about this product. I often find technology hard to use with lots of steps. This is not true for this headset. It is very user friendly and easy to use. I love that multiple people can use it in the family without any adjustments. Just put it on and start talking out loud. It is that simple. I believe it helps Anne speak more clearly when she is wearing it and helps her read out loud more smoothly than without it. She also sounds more confident and fluent. In addition, her reading score rose on end-of-year testing, in comparison with last year. She will continue to use it several times a week.