Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about LTK
Students gain maximum benefit if the LTK® At Home software is used 3-4 times per week in periods of 30-45
minutes. The first 22 lessons are 60-90 minutes in length. Lessons 23 and beyond last for 30-45 minutes each.
Students using the spelling dyslexia program with this level of focus will experience improved reading skills within 2 weeks! A student who begins with lesson 1 and completes all 87 lessons will require 120-160 hours to complete the entire spelling dyslexia program and will be reading at an approximate grade level of 8.5.
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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.
There is a Placement Test within the spelling dyslexia 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.
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.