Abstract—Having good reading skills has many advantages
to the individual in both educational and wider social contexts
throughout life. To be a proficient reader, one needs to master
phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and
comprehension skills. The study aims to investigate the
effectiveness of the use of the audio pen as an assistive
technology in reading to develop reading fluency,
comprehension and vocabulary skills among preschool children
in a selected semi-urban preschool. Data was collected from the
reading skills tests, and interviews. A total of 10 preschool
children between five to six years of age were selected to use the
audio pen as an intervention for a duration of eight weeks. The
results from the tests showed that the majority of the children
improved their reading fluency, comprehension and vocabulary
skills. The results of the interviews showed that most of the
participants had a positive perception and positive engagement
in the use of the audio pen. These positive results suggest that an
audio pen is a feasible and good intervention to be used along
with traditional texts to enhance reading skills among preschool
Index Terms—Audio pen, comprehension, and vocabulary, fluency, preschool children, reading skills.
Pramela Krish is with University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: Pramela Krish, "The Use of the Audio Pen in Enhancing Reading Skills among Preschool Children," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 10, no. 5, pp. 335-340, 2020.Copyright © 2020 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).