ReadLS is a web-based program which uses brain plasticity to create connections that are responsible for proper reading and comprehension. This process-oriented program uses fast moving graphics, differential sound and a multisensory approach to build phonemic awareness, graphonemic knowledge and language structure. Several cognitive skills are targeted, which include: working memory, auditory and visual processing, visual closure, executive function, ocular motor control, timing, and more.
Research has shown that only four to six weeks of Fast ForWord training produces language gains of up to two years and improves a student’s ability to hear the individual sounds in words. This gives students the foundation to be able to acquire basic reading and spelling skills. Based on more than 30 years of neuroscience research – Fast ForWord programs use computer technology to target the language and reading skills widely recognized as the keys to all learning. These programs are ideal for students, ages five to adult, who have difficulty with sound awareness, language ability, and/or the processing of auditory information. Visit the website at www.scientificlearning.com.
Some students cannot hear the individual sounds in words. These students often learn to read by memorizing words. However, to be a competent reader, students also have to “break the code” and be able to use a sound/symbol system in reading and spelling. The LiPS program is a unique phonological training program that uses sensory cues from the ear, the eye, and the mouth to teach decoding and spelling skills. This program is combined with training in “how to visualize” sight words in order to remember the most common re-occurring words in reading material. These newly acquired skills lead to improved reading and spelling in all subject areas. There is no other reading program quite like it!
EMS is a multi-sensory reading program in French, which simultaneously uses visual, auditory, tactile, and kinaesthetic pathways to teach accurate decoding and spelling skills. All material is presented in brief, sequential steps that allow students to develop self-confidence and make progress at their own pace. This program is based on the Orton-Gillingham method of reading and spelling and has been adapted by the Canadian Dyslexia Association for French Mother Tongue and French Immersion students.