Product Review of Reading Intro by Oz Phonics
Reading intro by Oz Phonics is designed to help anyone with reading difficulties—especially for kids with dyslexia. The app helps the user recognize the sound of any letter with the use of simple, fun tasks. The app introduces users to short vowel sounds, 10 consonant sounds, and up to 15 letter-sound relationships. The app uses a reading system called the Oz Phonics reading system, which includes American and Australian accent options. The current suite of iPad apps covers many of the United States Common Core State Standard Reading specifications.
What Users Love About the App
“Very nice introductory app to learn to listen to the sounds of speech! Full of fun listening games, this will help your child’s reading success!”
“Great! Picked this up on special and am glad to have come across it. It has an American accent to choose from (also Australian and New Zealand accents are available), the narration and interface are clear and I love how only correct responses are rewarded.”
“I love how only correct responses are rewarded- if an incorrect touch is made, it is simply ignored and the target is repeated again. This is really helpful for some children on the spectrum who get distracted by feedback after an incorrect answer.”
What Users Dislike About the App
“I am an elementary school teacher and private tutor. This app is terrible. The sounds are actually incorrect. Do not buy this.”