Who It’s For
The LTK is highly effective with the following groups of students:
- Those whose native language is not English (ESL)
- Native Spanish speakers
- English Language Learners (ELLs)
- Students with dyslexia or other learning disabilities (LD)
Who It’s For
This program offers intervention and remediation for students who may be falling behind or struggling with basic literacy skills. Among the types of student who can benefit:
- Older learners looking for workplace advancement
- Learners with learning disabilities / ADHD
- ESL students needing additional language help
- Students with emotional disorders or cognitive challenges (Autism)
- Students with hearing, visual, speech, or language impairments
About the LTK
The purpose of the LTK for Windows: Classroom/Computer Lab is to provide basic reading skills to children age 6 and older. 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.
Some of major features of the LTK include:
- Remediation and intervention of essential literacy areas
- 87 lessons in 5 levels, each lesson lasting on average from 30 minutes to an hour
- Practice on the four key languages skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking
- Ability to change the pace of lessons
- AI that dynamically adjusts lessons to suit the learner
- Instructions presented in over 20 languages for ESL learners
- A learning management system (LMS) that delivers the specially designed interactive content and provides assessments and communication between all stakeholders.
- A simple-to-use online Teacher’s Portal for student management (screen below)
- Scalable from small classrooms to entire school districts
The Orton-Gillingham Method
The LTK uses the time-tested Orton-Gillingham Method to guide its instruction philosophy. This technique has a few main pillars: multimodality, repetition, and sequence. Mulisensory engagement is achieved through such activities as having students trace over letters with their fingers as they hear words spoken, so as to associate the tactile with the audible senses. Repetition simply reinforces student learning to make common pathways perform automatically. Additionally, the Orton-Gillingham Method follows a well-structured curriculum that increases in complexity in gradual steps and at appropriate times. Special education teachers know the value of Orton-Gillingham techniques, but training new staff in this method can be costly and time-consuming. This is one of the main reasons the LTK is so invaluable.
- This package ships with one (1) LTK at Home for Adults with Dyslexia Flash Drive and one (1) LTK Card Deck.
- The LTK at Home User Guide is contained on the flash drive in Adobe PDF format.
- Note that this purchase is NOT refundable.