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The Sound of Learning Was Highlighted as Editor's Pick in Teaching Pre K-8

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 13, 2006--Teaching Pre K-8 highlighted The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters by Dr. Timothy Rasinski, Dr. Carol Flexer and Theresha Boomgarden-Szypulski, CCC-SLP as a Quick Tech Pick in the article "Blue Ribbon Reviews May 2006: Assessment and technology go hand-in-hand with these new products" by Linda Lindroth. It was the only book to receive this honor.

The Sound of Learning: Why Self-Amplification Matters explores the science and rationale behind self-amplification and how it can boost the learning process. The book includes practical applications of the self-amplification tool, WhisperPhone(R), in the classroom and home. The authors have 90 combined years experience in their respective fields--literacy (Rasinski), audiology (Flexer) and speech language pathology (Boomgarden-Szypulski).

"This technology, which requires no batteries or wires, can benefit learners of all ages. Self-amplification with the WhisperPhone is very powerful and useful for literacy," said Dr. Rasinski, co-author and Professor of Education at Kent State University.

Among the other products chosen in "Technology in Your Classroom: Blue Ribbon Reviews" include LeapTrack(R) 4.0 from the makers of LeapFrog(R) (NYSE:LF), InterWrite by GTCO and K to the 8th Power by K to the 8th Power Inc.

WhisperPhone, an educational tool for children and adults, is available for purchase through education suppliers, specialty catalogs, school product retailers and WhisperPhone is an educational tool designed to improve reading scores and meet the standards of No Child Left Behind. This hands-free, acoustical voice-feedback headset helps learners hear phonemes, the sounds that compose words, more clearly. Phonemic awareness is a key predictor of literacy success, according to the National Reading Panel. It is hands-free, reversible, lightweight and dishwasher safe. No batteries are required. It is made in the United States by Harebrain, Inc.

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