SeeWords Anywhere

The purpose of this research study is to learn more about the effectiveness of the SeeWords Anywhere reading tool in helping middle school and high school students in sounding out words and improving their decoding accuracy. We also want to learn about the students’ opinions of the SeeWords Anywhere reading tool.

You will first read some words and passages to determine your reading level. This will take about 20-40 minutes. Next, you will read a passage on a computer screen, and during some intervention sessions will try the SeeWords Anywhere reading tool. The SeeWords Anywhere reading tool uses pictureembedded text to assist a reader in sounding out words. Each intervention session will take about 10-20 minutes. You will participate in one session per day, for a total of 20 intervention sessions. You will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your opinion of the SeeWords Anywhere reading tool. The student will receive a $50 gift card after completion of their participation in the study.


This reading study is for students in grades 7th-12th who are reading below grade level in the area of decoding and/or fluency.  


This study will involve one 20–40 minute evaluation session to determine the student’s current reading level.  Then the student will participate in 20 intervention sessions which will involve reading passages on a computer. Eighteen sessions will involve using the SeeWords Anywhere tool. Each intervention session will take about 10-20 minutes.  The student will participate in three sessions per week for approximately seven weeks


All sessions will take place via video chat. 


For more information or to participate, please contact:

Jenny Havlovick, MS, CCC-SLP. 
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Creaghead, PhD, CCC-SLP

This research is conducted under the direction of Dr. Nancy Creaghead
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.