Learning Ally strives to be a friend to people who learn differently, by recording books. “We’ve grown to beyond the blind community, to individuals with learning disabilities like dyslexia, and anyone with a physical disability that prevents them from holding a textbook,” said Senior Communications Associate Jenny Falke.
Jenny told me there are already 75,000 titles in the collection. And did you know that studies have shown that audio learning can improve a student’s reading comprehension, increase reading motivation, and improve self confidence?
I was thrilled when Jenny invited me to be part of the Record-A-Thon that is held at all eleven Learning Ally studios around the nation. I got to go into the audio booth here in Austin and record the first chapters of Laugh with the Moon.
It was strange to be reading my own book aloud, and I couldn’t help editing it in my head as I went along. It was also amazing to know that by doing this, I was joining forces with an incredible organization on a very important mission.