Who It’s For
This program is perfect as part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for kids struggling or lacking basic literacy skills. Among them:
- Learning disabilities
- Emotional disorders or cognitive challenges (Autism)
- Hearing or visual impairment
- Speech or language impairment
The purpose of the LTK is to provide basic reading skills to non–reading (functionally illiterate) children age 6 and older, teenagers, and adults. Many of these students do not respond to traditional teaching methods. Instead, they need an explicit, intensive, sequential, and structured phonics method of instruction. They typically require three to ten times the number of usual repetitions to achieve mastery. Until now, these teaching methods have been available most often from only highly trained reading specialists.
The LTK is a programmed instructional platform that applies proven and explicit, intensive, sequential and structured phonics techniques redesigned for non-readers. The LTK uses these techniques to help students encode the sound–symbol correlation of letters and words. The basis for instructional delivery within the LTK is the renowned Orton-Gillingham approach, a highly successful worldwide process used since the 1930s with thousands of students with learning disabilities.
The Orton-Gillingham Method
The Orton-Gillingham Method teaches the basics of sound and word formation before whole meanings. It uses modalities, or pathways, through which people learn—visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. This method capitalizes on a student’s strengths while seeking to improve their weaknesses.
See LTK for Groups if you are a tutor, teacher, or a parent with multiple students. This version comes with access to the Tutor Portal that provides additional powerful eLearning options.
The printable and virtual Card Deck are included.
You can also purchase a physical Card Deck to improve the learning experience.
Works on computers, tablets, laptops, phones, and Chromebooks (iOS, OSX, Windows, Android, Chrome).
Note that this purchase is non-refundable and is NOT eligible for purchase orders.