Reading is a worldwide pastime. It allows children and adults alike to escape reality into another world. However, not everyone can read which may cause serious problems in the future, especially in the academic and work stages of a person’s life.
There are three possibilities why children don’t read:
- Vision Impairment
- Brain disorder causing permanent disability
- Low self-esteem
- Does not like sound of own voice
- Learning Difficulties
It is common for children and adults to gain years in reading, reading fluency, and spelling in just weeks of intensive instruction. Developing symbol imagery is necessary to becoming an independent reader, which is necessary to becoming a proficient learner in any subject. And, the process-based instruction provided by our programs has proven successful for individuals exhibiting symptoms of dyslexia, ADHD, ASD, CAPD, and other learning difficulties.
LEARN TO READ – The Seeing Stars® Reading and Spelling program helps struggling readers develop the sensory-cognitive function of symbol imagery. Unlike most reading programs, Seeing Stars instruction directly applies symbol imagery to sight word development, contextual fluency, spelling, and increasing the speed and stability of phonemic awareness. Students in the Seeing Stars program move through a series of steps – from single consonants/vowels to multisyllabic and contextual reading – to develop the imagery-language connection for competency in written language.
READ TO LEARN – The Master the Code Literacy program is a revolutionary “Sound to Code” reading and spelling program modeled after the process by which spoken language was first learned. The program teaches reading and spelling concurrently through techniques that train students to accurately recognize letters and its combinations, as well as its corresponding sounds when used in speech.
MTC works in conjunction with cognitive training to enhance attention, memory, auditory and analysis, processing speed, sound blending and segmenting, visualization, and working memory.