Remedial / Special Needs Students

WHY TARGET PHONICS WORKS  FOR REMEDIAL, DYSLEXIC, LEARNING DISABLED, SPECIAL NEEDS, OR ESL STUDENTS WHEN     OTHER PROGRAMS FAIL. GREAT RESOURCE FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND BLIND STUDENTS, TOO! 

 

THIS IS WHAT YOU ALWAYS HOPED YOU'D FIND!

 

 Finally, a simple, yet thorough, program for learners of all ages who face limitations or who have previously struggled while learning to read!

  • CLEAR,SIMPLE STEPS                                                                                   Students deal with one sound at a time (and extremely limited "sight" words.)  This is along the tradition of the highly successful Orton-Gillingham method of teaching reading, which breaks the English language into small, easily understandable steps. 
  •  LOTS AND LOTS OF PRACTICE DECODING WORDS WITH ONE FOCUS SOUND                                                                                                                         For each sound there is a set of 6-8 pages (plus a check-up) that intensely practices the targeted sound an average of 90-100 times over the span of a few days.  This gives opportunity to truly master the sound and recognize the spelling.  Unlike the vast majority of phonics work pages, there are no picture clues to give hints or detract from the most critical job at hand--learning to read.
  • STUDENTS LEARN TO READ SENTENCES RIGHT FROM THE START.            Instead of reading lists of words, learners practice words with the targeted sound in sentence context requiring comprehension.
  • THE SENTENCES REQUIRE THINKING (BUT NOT TOO MUCH), AND ARE OFTEN FUNNY                                                                                                         You'll see--kids love it!
  • NO WRITING REQUIRED                                                                                         Many students who have trouble reading also have trouble with the fine motor skills required to write.  Target Phonics eliminates this distraction, allowing learners to fully concentrate  on learning to read, not write.  This also works for limited sight students.
  • NO PICTURE CLUES AND LARGE PRINT FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
  • EASILY CONVERTIBLE TO BRAILLE FOR BLIND STUDENTS     
  • FORMATS ARE  EASY TO LEARN                                                                         By design, there are only two major formats, which eliminates the need to explain and understand new directions each day.  This is a part of building confidence--  "Hey, I can do this!"
  • HAVING THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE DIFFERENT COLORS TO CREATE A UNIQUE PAGE EACH DAY, DIFFERENT FROM ANYONE ELSE'S, KEEPS THINGS INTERESTING                                                                                            It's hard to understand why, but creating a new color pattern for each page is motivating for kids and rather amazingly keeps the interest level high.  Stickers or stampers are fun to use for variety.
  • KIDS FEEL CONFIDENT AND SMART, IN CONTROL...SO IMPORTANT!            Learning is actually FUN for once.  Confidence quickly soars!
  • FREE COORDINATING COMPUTER-BASED OR PRINTABLE GAMES AND FLASHCARDS (all self-checking) PROVIDE EVEN MORE (PAINLESS!) PRACTICE WITH BASIC SOUNDS.                                                                     (Extra valuable when played with an adult.)
  • TECHNIQUES SUCH AS PRE-INTRODUCTION AND PRACTICE OF SIGHT WORDS AND SOUNDS before MEETING THEM ON WORKPAGES ENSURE SUCCESS.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSee See more explanation under the LESSON PLANS tab.  Scroll to find BEFORE YOU EVEN START.
  • RHYTHMIC CHANTING OF SOUNDS HELPS WITH RECALL        xxxxx               Boy, does it!  Try it, and you'll see!  Click here for an explanation of chanting and to print chant cards:  Chant Cards

  • LESSON PLANS TO HELP EVERY STEP OF THE WAY:  Lesson Plans                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Even if you've tried other things, there's nothing else on the market like Target Phonics.  It's inexpensive but, best of all, it really WORKS!