In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, I’d like to introduce you to a new program that I’m really excited to incorporate into Learn 2 Focus. It’s called the Learn 2 Focus Reading Method. It’s a multisensory program designed to increase language fluency and comprehension for children and adults who have language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.
How It Works:
Our method is based on Orton-Gillingham principles, which means it is a multisensory program focusing on the individual need of the student. Students with dyslexia need to master the same basic knowledge about language and its relationship to our writing system as any who seek to become competent readers and writers. However, because of their dyslexia, they need more help than most people in sorting, recognizing, and organizing the raw materials of language for thinking and use. Language elements that non-dyslexic learners acquire easily must be taught directly and systematically.The program uses visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile senses to help kids make connections between sounds and words. This builds the students’ encoding, decoding, and ultimately comprehension skills..
Like other solutions at Learn 2 Focus, such as Interactive Metronome, In-Time and more, our reading method builds skills over time in a particular order. Its curriculum is broken into short steps or units, which may take up to two years to complete. But the results are amazing.
What Makes It Different:
1. Materials may be simpler and more direct than the ones used in other programs.
2. The method targets students and adults who are not making sufficient progress in their current intervention and/or who have failed at other types of teaching strategies.
3. The Learn 2 Focus method uses multiple types of materials which can be specifically designed for older students. The older students get, the more advance the vocabulary becomes. Passages get longer and the subject material is also tailored towards the students’ age-appropriate interests.
4. Learn 2 FocusLReading Method is an intense Orton–Gillingham influenced approash, taking at least 60 to 90 minutes per lesson. This is because we need more time to teach to mastery the in-depth skills in each class to our students, such as letter-sound recognition, reading comprehension and spelling. In comparison, most other programs usually focus on one skill per lesson.
This is Part One of Two posts for my blog, where I will be sharing my thoughts on Learn 2 Focus Reading Method. Stay tuned for Thursday’s post to read more about the program!