In just 45-55 minutes a day, 4 days a week for only 20 weeks, your child will be immersed in the foundational reading skills that lead to strong decoding and fluent reading. This set of lessons builds the important and lifelong foundation needed for all future academic and life success.
The lessons systematically teach the essential phonics structures that unlock the English code in both simple and complex words. While the focus is word study (phonics and phonemic awareness), there is a high rate of transfer to students’ skills in other areas of reading, such as fluency and comprehension. The net effect is faster, more accurate, and more confident readers.
We teach to your child's understanding rather than their memory. The lessons teach flexibility, strategies, and common patterns rather than having students memorize a list of rules that are difficult to remember and apply.
It is important to understand that we absolutely target students’ true understanding of the underlying substructures of words: syllable types, prefixes, suffixes, base words and root words, and spelling patterns. Because we are not targeting their memory, we are targeting their conscious understanding of these features, allowing them to recognize these patterns more fluently. It is only when a student has a conscious understanding of these features that he or she can really build up automaticity with decoding.
Students learn concepts faster and retain them better when they use the manipulative kits. The kits include the letter tiles, color tiles, SyllaBoards™, and other components needed to complete all units. The activities help students develop mastery and automaticity with key skills.
Repetition is key for students with dyslexia, and we provide an online digital playground to practice the skills they need to become independent readers and spellers.