Since the Orton-Gillingham methodology is so difficult to master, it is well-suited as a software application. The logic and sequence of instruction can be programmed so that the tutor/teacher can focus on the student’s progress and difficulties rather than on issuing the basic instruction.
The difficulty of teaching to multiple students, each at a different reading level, can be easily overcome with computer-assisted instruction. This is where the Language Tune-up Kit truly excels!
All instruction is provided by a prerecorded human voice, so students can interact with the software just as they would with a tutor or teacher. Concepts are taught in small “chunks” and multiple types of multisensory exercises are provided so that students achieve mastery in each of the program’s 87 lessons.
Students begin the program at their current reading level, based on the built-in placement test. Teachers, students, and administrators can determine how each student is progressing and spot areas of difficulty using the 4 levels of reports available. This saves teachers from having to document each student’s situation and progress, saving many hours of their own valuable time.
Our concept is to focus on teaching the student, freeing the teacher to create a welcoming learning environment.