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The Language Tune-Up Kit
has been selected to be
used by the State of Georgia
Department of Education's
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An interactive multimedia reading software program on CD-ROM using the
exceptional Orton-Gillingham method. It was originally designed
for adults who
were not able to acquire basic reading skills through other methods. It
is particularly effective for older children. teenagers, and adults
who need a sequential, structured method of reading instruction.
Program Brochure in PDF format
| Many students do not respond to traditional teaching
methods. Instead, they need a sequential, structured phonics
method. They often require three to ten times the number of usual
repetitions to achieve mastery. Until now, these teaching methods
have generally been available only from highly trained, very expensive
Orton-Gillingham Method teaches the basics of sound and word
formation before whole meanings. Review and mastery are central
to the learning process. The repeated exposure to previous
material keeps the information stored in the student's long term memory
and has a cumulative effect on the process
of learning and remembering. This method addresses all
learning types: visual, auditory and kinesthetic. Words and
sounds are seen, heard, written and even spoken and recorded by the
student, making the learning experience active
rather than passive. Click here to see
additional information related to Orton- Gillingham . This instructional method works well with all students
and is especially helpful for those who have learning challenges.
versions of LTK offer an automatic placement test. The LTK Placement
students' reading skills and places the student at the appropriate
starting lesson. For a manual version of this test
"This program is a
bargain at ANY price
because it works!" -
LTK ® Program
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Brochure in PDF format
- Includes On-line Auditory Assessment test to
determine if the student is able to understand the differences in
letter and word sounds.
- The multisensory techniques employed by the program include
visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic
, capitalizing on a student's strengths while improving weaknesses.
- The basis for instructional delivery is the renowned Orton-Gillingham
approach that has been highly successful for students with learning
disabilities. These techniques have been proven effective with
thousands of students around the world.
- Students record their own voice with every lesson, aiding
in speech development and providing immediate and positive feedback.
- Program Branching techniques are utilized to deliver
tailored instruction to each student. If the student achieves the
mastery objective for a lesson activity, then the program automatically
branches to the next activity. If the student does not achieve
the mastery objective, then additional activities are presented until
mastery is achieved.
- Hints are available on three levels, each one
providing more details about the answer to a question. This helps
preserve the self-esteem of the student while providing valuable
assistance in the learning process.
- The program makes learning fun as well as challenging.
- On-line Tracking System allows for four different
types of student reports: Bar Graphs , Error Data
Reports, Progress Reports , and Detail Reports.
- A " virtual keyboard
" may be selected within the program, which is particularly useful
for students with physical challenges.
- Has been used successfully to teach English to non-English
letters and sounds, the student progresses through word building, word
word recognition, and reading comprehension
with a self-paced, multi-sensory approach.
The Phonics Program's difficulty level
progresses gradually as follows:
- Lessons 1-10 review the
alphabet, teach 3-sound, 3-letter words, and basic word building rules.
- Lessons 11-22 teach initial and
- Lessons 23-41 teach basic
silent-"e" rules, digraphs, long vowel sounds and long vowel teams
- Lessons 42-59 teach closed,
two-syllable words, final consonant "le" rules, and the letter "y"
- Lessons 60-75 teach
"r"-controlled rules and sound combinations and more on vowel teams.
- Lessons 76-87 address digraphs,
suffixes, hard/soft "c" and "g", silent letters and numbers.
- Review lessons are interspersed.
is wonderful! I have used it to help students whose reading
five years behind, "catch
up" with their class. It's very educationally
sound AND easy to
use." - B. Clayton, Tutor
Adult Learning Center in Waukegan, Illinois is a place
where adults can work on improving their basic reading, writing and
mathematics or learn to speak English. They offer group tutoring
where groups of two to four students meet once a week for several hours
with a trained volunteer tutor to work on reading, writing and
of the programs they offer is the Language Tune Up Kit. Here's
what they had to say about it:
"Clearly a learning center favorite program based on the
Orton Gillingham method of reading instruction. LTK instruction
includes the alpha sequencing, audio recognition, building words,
sentence dictation, and oral reading of sentences and stories with
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