Early Read

Technology Assisted Reading Acquisition (TARA):
Acquiring Literacy Naturally



With our Apps your Child will learn to read quickly and with ease.


Read What I Say

This App that provides visual confirmation of spoken words.


Read With Me

This App displays the text to popular children stories while the story is read.

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Your child can learn to read intutively, quickly and easily!

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Two papers describing Acquiring Literacy Naturally just published: Massaro, D. W. (2012a). Acquiring Literacy Naturally. American Scientist, 100, 324-333. Massaro, D. W. (2012b). Speech Perception and Reading: Two Parallel Modes of Understanding Language and Implications for Acquiring Literacy Naturally. American Journal Psychology, 125, 307-320. April 13, 2012 Dom gave paper Acquiring Literacy Naturally. Society for Experimental Psychologists, Houston TX. Dom gave talk to very engaged life long learners at the Fromm Institute, San Francisco “The Psyentific Mind: Behavioral Science & Technology Expand Its Reach” Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m., Xavier Room, Fromm Hall (lecture: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 10 minute break, Q&A: 11:10 – 11:40 a.m.) October 5, 2011 Dom applied for a U. S Patent Massaro, D. W. (2011a). Method And System For Acquisition Of Literacy. Patent Application Number 13/253,335, October 5, 2011. May 14-19, 2011 Dom gave paper Massaro, D. W. (2011b). A Reading Window for Visually Challenged Individuals. 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference. San Diego, CA, May 14-19, 2011. February 2011 Dom presented a paper, Universal Literacy: The Digital Age Engages the Learning Brain, at iGENERATION: HOW THE DIGITAL AGE IS ALTERING STUDENT BRAINS, LEARNING & TEACHING. 28th International Conference for Pre-K through University Educators, Parents and Clinicians, Feb. 17-19, 2011 San Francisco, CA. http://www.learningandthebrain.com/brain28.html November, 2010 Professor Emeritus Dominic Massaro, Psychology, “Universal Literacy: The Digital Age Engages the Learning Brain” in the Music Recital Hall, Nov 3, 2010. Massaro proposed a system for teaching reading to very young children using a pair of glasses that can display text and which supports a small microphone and video camera. An iPhone performs voice recognition and displays the text on the eye glasses. The goal is to teach reading at the time the child’s brain is at its peak development. He demonstrated working prototypes. See the lecture at http://ic.ucsc.edu/videoarchive/emeriti_lectures/Emeriti%2011-3-10-H.264%20LAN%20Streaming.mov October, 2010 Dom applied for a PPA Massaro, D. W. (2010). Provisional Patent Application, Digital Learning of Written Language without Formal Instruction, filed on October 6, 2010. Previous Comments Dom Massaro says: July 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm A tee shirt that holds the iPad can be found at
The Syte Shirt is a hands-free, interative iPad t-shirt. When wearing a Syte Shirt, users can carry their iPad in a safe and secure location that could be used to present written words to children, as shown in the videos.  Leigh Ann says: September 28, 2011 at 12:01 pm Given the title of your blog, you may be interested in what we are doing at Burton Reading. Our goal is to give parents all the tools they need to start their child correctly on the journey to literacy before the child learns wrong habits or thinks it too hard, etc.  admin says: September 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm Thanks for this link to your reading instruction program.
Our goal, of course, is to provide an environment of written
language during the first 5 years of life, which allows the
child to acquire literacy naturally and without effort.
Stay tuned to our developments of the science and technology
to make this goal a reality.