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Jwor Enterprises, Inc.

4254 Marland Dr., Columbus, OH 43224

888-431-6310

Description: Multimedia reading software for those with dyslexia.

Website: http://www.jwor.com

Disabilities Served: Learning disability / ADHD

Physical disability Location (state-county): Nationwide

Services Offered: Bilingual Services

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Homeschool News Link




 


JWOR offers a unique self-directed software program for those with reading difficulties such as Dyslexia, and able to read at a level of approximately grades 0 to 4. Language Tune Up Kit (LTK) will excite your child’s interest in reading and stimulate improvement in all phases of language development. JWOR’s Language Tune Up Kit is based upon the time-proven Orton-Gillingham approach and their Dictation exercises are not found in any other reading program anywhere!

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EMSTAC




 


Language Tune-up Kit

Students begin by learning the sounds of the letters and small words. Lesson instructions are presented to the student by a pre-recorded voice and text. A short quiz follows each lesson presented in a game format. If the student wins the game (scores 80 percent or better), she is able to move on to the next lesson.

EMSTAC




 



 


Pinterest




 


FAQs’s: What is Orton Gillingham: Dyslexia Treatment: Dyslexia Reading Strategies: Jwor.com

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LessonPaths




 


LTK teaches a student how to sound out letter combinations and make them into words. It does this through audio, visual and tactile-kinesthetic (learn by “doing”) exercises.


LTK lesson exercises teach skills in word building, audio recognition (identifying the sounds made by letter combinations), oral reading of words/sentences and stories (with questions), dictation (where the student types phrases/sentences provided by the program), quizzes and sight words (words that do not conform to phonetic spelling rules).

LTK Mentions in LessonPaths




 



Dyslexic Like Me




 


The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) interactive reading software helps develop skills through engaging exercises. Our software has been used by tens of thousands of families and schools around the world. The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) is a research -based remedial reading multimedia phonics software program. It is highly effective for ages 6 – adult who currently read at grade levels 0 -4. It is solidly based on the Orton-Gillingham principles that still remainas the most successful ever devised to help those with reading difficulties.

Dyslexic Like Me




 



 


The National Right to Read Foundation




 


The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) curriculum includes the eight essential instructional elements needed to successfully teach students: Multisensory: Instruction involves immediate, intensive, and continuous interaction between what the student is seeing, hearing, and feeling in the speech mechanisms and the writing hand. All the language elements taught are reinforced by having the student listen, speak, read and write. In LTK the student uses a mouse, microphone and keyboard to learn newly taught phonograms and to spell and write letters, words, and sounds from dictation…..

The National Right to Read Foundation




 



 


The Shopper's Apprentice




 


This program will teach reading skills to one student who is age 6 and older, and can only be run on a PC (Mac version not available). The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) interactive reading software helps develop reading skills using the Orton-Gillingham phonics method.


LTK lesson exercises teach skills in word building, audio recognition (identifying the sounds made by letter combinations), oral reading of words/sentences and stories (with questions), dictation (where the student types phrases/sentences provided by the program), quizzes and sight words (words that do not conform to phonetic spelling rules).

The Shopper’s Apprentice




 



 


Angry Parents, Failing Schools: What's Wrong With The Public Schools & What You Can Do About It




 


The Right to Read Foundation can be contacted at P.O. Box 490, The Plains, VA 20198 or at (540) 349-1614. To order materials, call (800) 468-8911. Their website can be found at http://www.jwor.com/nrrf.htm Angry Parents, Failing Schools: What’s Wrong With The Public Schools & What You Can Do About It

By: Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins, Page 107




 



Assessing and Differentiating Reading and Writing Disorders




 


Mr. & Mrs. Fadino look into the Language Tune-Up Kit at Home Reading Software (jwor@jwor.com). This Orton-Gillingham-based software assists individuals from 6 years through adulthood to hone their reading skills at home. Assessing and Differentiating Reading and Writing Disorders

By: Linda Lombardino, Page 166




 



Best Practices: Excellence in Corrections




 


The inmate-tutors receive training in tutoring, which continues each week throughout the program to ensure that their tutoring skills keep growing. Each week, the learner works with such literacy materials as the Laubach Adult Literacy Program, Merrill Linguistics, the Language Tune-Up Kit, the Electronic Bookshelf, and several phonics programs.Best Practices: Excellence in Corrections

By: Edward E. Rhine, Page 126




 



 


The principal's guide to raising reading achievement




 


Language Tune-Up Kit

(800) 334-7344

The principal’s guide to raising reading achievement

By: Elaine K. McEwan, Page 91




 



Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3




 


Language Tune-Up, Orton-Gillingham. www.jwor.com. (888) 431-6310

Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3

By: Pamela Nevills & Patricia Wolfe, Page 189




 



 


Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning




 


‘Language Tune-Up Kit’

Order Department

Jwor Enterprises Inc.

4254 Maryland Drive, Columbus OH 43224

Fax: 888-329-0407

www.jwor.com

Dyslexia and Foreign Language Learning

By: Elke Schneider & Margaret Crombie, Page 100




 



Helping Every Child to Read




 


The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) interactive reading software helps develop skills through engaging exercises. The software has been used by tens of thousands of families and schools around the world. It is appropriate for ages 6 – adult who currently read at grade levels 0 -4, for a variety of reasons including dyslexia. A free version is available here: www.Ltkfree.com

Helping Every Child to Read




 



Homeschool.com




 


It’s books, manipulatives, and teacher’s editions for several years. It includes reading, phonics, spelling, and handwriting. I will be using it for both of my boys so when you divide it out it didn’t seem that bad after I had looked at Barton and several others. There is no software, but I found something that my boy’s like to use and it’s called The Language Tune up Kit.

Homeschool.com





 


How to Raise a Reader




 


The National Right to Read Foundation

Access at http://www.jwor.com/nrrf.htm

How to Raise a Reader

By: Elaine K. McEwan, Page 168




 



 


Learning Abled Kids




 


Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK) – The Language Tune-Up Kit is based upon the proven Orton-Gillingham methodology. It provides comprehensive reading instruction beginning with sound-symbol correlations. It includes sound blending, syllables, sight words, etc. The Language Tune-Up Kit is a comprehensive reading practice program designed specifically to help children with true dyslexia learn the essential elements of reading skill.

Learning Abled Kids




 



Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Third Edition




 


Jwor Enterprises, Inc.

jwor@jwor.com

www.jwor.com

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Third Edition

By: Debra E. Berens & Roger O. Weed, Page 230




 



 


Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Theory and Practice




 


Examples of phonics and word identification programs that are intended for use by adolescents are the Language Tune-Up Kit (grades 2-12 plus adult, Jwor Enterprise).

Literacy in America: An Encyclopedia of History, Theory and Practice




 



Prlog.org




 


The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) is an interactive reading software program that helps develop reading skills using the Orton-Gillingham phonics method, widely-recognized as the best method for teaching all types of learners who have reading difficulties. LTK uses prerecorded human voices to impart instruction, so it feels like the student is working with a teacher. The prerecorded voice sounds out letter combinations and then makes them into words so the student can hear them clearly and easily. LTK combines audio, visual and tactile-kinesthetic (doing) exercises, so it appeals to three of the main learning styles throughout the instruction process, providing a broad range of teaching value and maintaining the student’s interest.

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Weird Kids




 


Language Tune Up Kit at Home JWor Enterprises, Inc. 4729 Maize Road, Columbus, OH 43229-6315, (888) 431-6310, a remedial reading multimedia phonics software program for children 7 and older, teenagers and adults using Orton-Gillingham approach, CD based phonics, money back guarantee, demos available.

Weird Kids




 



 


Well Trained Mind




 


We paid a leading dyslexia expert to confirm our suspicion of our child’s dyslexia through tests such as Woodcock Reading Mastery III, CTOPP (Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing) and TWS (Test of Written Spelling). Instead of paying up to $95/hour for a LiPs tutor, then paying up to $50/hour for an OG tutor or the Barton System, I decided to first try the OG-based Language Tune-Up Kit at Home (LTK) software. It cost $144 including shipping to Canada and it took three weeks to arrive. The demo CD is $5 with free shipping, which is a good option for those evaluating the many options that claim to treat dyslexia.


The computerized assessment in the CD suggested skipping to a high lesson number, while the manual “Break 1” assessment I gave suggested a much lower starting lesson. I experimented with starting at lesson 1, which turned out to be too boring for my 11-year old. I contacted LTK Support, which is excellent by the way, who recommended lesson 23. I did the “Break 2” assessment, which confirmed that lesson 23 is a good place to start. I got a copy of the all the reports for lesson 1 since the student’s history file is erased when you override the lesson number after having started LTK.

Well Trained Mind




 



Florida Department of Education




 


RESOURCES FOR TUTORS AND TEACHERS OF STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA

The principles of direct and explicit instruction and the content of a multi-sensory structured language program are essential for effective teaching methodologies for persons with dyslexia. The resources below are based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, recommended by the International Dyslexia Association, and are appropriate for adults. (Note: Letters in parentheses refer to the Publishers and Websites section.)


Software

1. Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK at Home) , www.jwor.com/products.htm

Florida Department of Education




 



Music Education Centre




 


Jwor.com utilizes interactive reading software to help develop reading skills with the Orton-Gillingham phonics method. We help with dyslexia and remedial reading problems. For more information, call us at 888-431-6310 or 614-784-8710.

Music Education Centre




 



Linkopedia Link Directory




 


JWor Enterprises, Inc.

Offers a reading software program to help accelerate the learning process for children dealing with learning disabilities, such as dyslexia.

Linkopedia Link Directory




 



 


NRRF - Phonics Products for Home




 


Language Tune-Up Kit At Home

Product Description / Age Range / Cost:

TXT/CD/FC , Grade 2 – Adult, $240

888-431-6310

JWor Enterprises

www.jwor.com

NRRF – Phonics Products for Home




 



INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND THE PHONOLOGICAL DEFICITS OF DYSLEXIC CHILDREN




 


Language Tune-Up Kit is based on the Orton-Gillingham Method. Orton Gillingham is “a technique of studying and teaching language, understanding the nature of human language, the mechanisms involved in learning and the language-learning processes in individuals”. It’s “approach is language-based, multi-sensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible”. (http://www.ortonacademy.org/approach.html). It helps children with language processing problems. Language-Tune Up Kit is a multimedia phonics program that is modifiable so it can accommodate the differentiating, individualistic skill levels each dyslexic student performs at.

INSTRUCTIONAL COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND THE PHONOLOGICAL DEFICITS OF DYSLEXIC CHILDREN




 



 


Phonics Products - The National Right to Read Foundation




 


School Phonics Products

Teachers can use these phonics products to teach essential decoding skills to students. Parents can use many of these products at home, too. Many products include flash cards, workbooks, audio cassettes, videos, CD-ROMs, or readers. Contact companies directly for product details or examination materials. Teacher training is available for most programs.

Language Tune-Up Kit For Schools

888-431-6310

JWor Enterprises

www.jwor.com

Phonics Products – The National Right to Read Foundation




 



Reading - CogniTech Cafe




 


Language Tune-Up Kit http://www.jwor.com

Reading – CogniTech Cafe




 



 


62 Links Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

62 Links Directory




 



Treat Yourself Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit – http://www.jwor.com/

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

Treat Yourself Directory




 



 


Link 69 Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit – http://www.jwor.com/

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

Link 69 Directory




 



Link Creature Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit – http://www.jwor.com/

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

Link Creature Directory




 



Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance




 


Other Online Resources for Parents

Many patients with ADHD have learning disabilities:

www.jwor.com/orton.htm (orton gillingham)

Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance




 



Link BPO Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit – http://www.jwor.com/

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

Link BPO Directory




 



 


We Build Links




 


Language Tune-Up Kit – http://www.jwor.com/

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

We Build Links




 



Asian Links Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

Asian Links Directory




 



Middle Tennessee State University




 


Language Tune-Up Kit At Home (for ages 8 to adult)

Jwor Enterprises, Inc.

1-888-431-6310

http://www.Jwor.com

Middle Tennessee State University




 



 


Special Education Technology Center




 


The Language Tune-Up Kit is based on the Orton-Gillingham structured phonics method. The student interacts with the program in a self-paced environment. All instructions, letters, sounds, words, and help are provided via pre-recorded human voice. Instruction is provided in both Spanish and English.

Special Education Technology Center




 



 


VirtualLight #4 ~ Sandie interviews Jim Worby about the program




 


Sandie interviews Jim Worby about the program he created that is helping dyslexics read…

VirtualLight #4 ~ Sandie interviews Jim Worby about the program




 



Perspectives on Language and Literacy




 


LTK is a complete software program that will take your students to an 8th grade reading level!

A software solution to your reading challenge.

LTK has taught tens of thousands of students to read since 1994!

Perspectives on Language and Literacy




 



HowToLearn.com




 


Best Educational Websites and Top 101 Awards for the Best Educational Websites – Spring 2011.

We scoured the web, and personally review and approve each site to bring you the best educational websites online.

Speech and Language

www.jwor.com

HowToLearn.com




 



www.urlju.com




 


Domain http://www.jwor.com

Daily visits 302

Daily pages views 1,667

Estimated value $6,375 *

Income per visitor $4.25

Incoming links 137

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www.webstatsdomain.org




 


Most Popular Orton Gillingham Method Websites

Jwor.com: Language Tune-up Kit Dyslexia Software | Language Tune up Kit – Reading Software Program

www.jwor.com

LTK is a remedial reading dyslexia software based on Orton-Gillingham instructional approach for students with difficulty in learning how to read and write.

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Basic Skills




 


Some Suggested Parent Resources – Learning Disabilities

Below you will find a list of resources that have been developed during my years of working with students struggling to learn. Improvement in performance can sometimes result from curriculum adjustments or changes in the parent’s teaching method. It is also important for parents to inform themselves about learning disabilities so they can better empathize with their child.

If your student is still struggling after these changes have been tried, tutoring or specialized classroom instruction may be necessary.

Language Tune-up Kit (computer software), www.jwor.com

Basic Skills




 



 


Semi Talented Directory




 


Language Tune-Up Kit [ http://www.jwor.com/]

The Language Tune-Up Kit interactive reading software helps students of all ages strengthen skills through engaging exercises.

Semi Talented Directory




 



Podnova Windows Library




 


Language Tune-Up Kit teaches a student how to sound out letter combinations and make them into words. It does this through audio, visual and tactile-kinesthetic (learn by “doing”) exercises. It provides comprehensive reports to help parents and teachers determine areas of weakness and student performance.

Podnova Windows Library




 



 



Robert D. Smith, PhD



The preferred instruction for the dyslexic reader is individual lessions with the Orton-Gillingham approach from a trained instructor. However, not everyone has access to personal individualized instruction. Some people find the following systems helpful for instruction. Please judge for yourself whether these systems might be helpful for you.


Orton-Gillingham Based Reading Intervention Program. Instruction is provided by prerecorded human voice, to try to duplicate working with a teacher. Teaches a student how to sound out letter combinations and make them into words. It does this through audio, visual and tactile-kinesthetic (learn by “doing”) exercises. Click to get the Reading Program’s website (www.jwor.com). Robert D. Smith, PhD




 



 


 

PROGRAM ORDERS

How do I order a retail version of the LTK software?


Visit the www.jwor.com website to place your order.



HOW CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LTK?

Visit the www.jwor.com website to get more information about the LTK programs.

STUDENTS

Is LTK appropriate for students with learning disabilities?

LTK was designed for this type of student. Those with learning disabilities, specifically dyslexia, require a very

controlled approach to reading instruction. The Orton-Gillingham method is the most-researched and

most-proven technique ever devised to address the needs of this type of student. That’s what’s inside LTK.

Do students have to begin at lesson 1?
Is there a placement test?

There is a Placement Test within the program that can be used to determine the student’s current reading level.

After completing the LTK Placement Test, the student is automatically placed at the appropriate beginning lesson

number. For the LTK At Home and LTK For Kids programs, you can access this program from the What Do You

Want To Do program. If using LTK For Schools, this function is accessible from the Lesson Plan tab of the

Instructor Menu, and can be set for all newly-enrolled students to automatically take the LTK Placement Test.

There is also a Set Beginning Lesson program that provides the ability to start at any of the 87 LTK lessons.

How old should the typical student be?

All versions of the Language Tune-Up Kit will successfully teach students who are age 6 through adult. We do not

recommend use of LTK by students who are age 5 or younger unless an adult can work with the student to

provide assistance when needed. LTK does not contain any “cartoonish” characters that will sidetrack the

student. Some younger children may seem to need his type of “edu-tainment” to stay focused on computer

software. We do not recommend this approach, as it tends to distract the student from the goal of the exercises

instead of helping them to learn.