SeeWords Anywhere

This purpose of this study is designed to learn more about a new tool called SeeWords Anywhere, a reading tool that uses picture-in-text to help a reader in sounding out words and improving their 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. For the following sessions, you will be randomly assigned to one of two groups which use either: a) the SeeWords Anywhere reading tool, or b) decoding strategies provided by the clinician. Each of these sessions will take 10-20 minutes. You will participate in no more than one session per day, for a total of 20 sessions. You will also be asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding your opinion of the SeeWords Anywhere reading tool orthe teacher-supported strategies.


This reading study is for students in grades 4th-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


Sessions can take place in person at your school, at the University of Cincinnati, or via virtual/online meeting.


There are no perceived risks. You will receive a $50 gift card at the end of your participation in this study.


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.