Our Reading Program is an accelerated, "phonemic awareness" program that focuses on the crucial need to understand and hear reliably the sounds of a language before learning to read.

This enables beginning readers and even non-readers to progress at an accelerated rate of learning.


The success of this reading program is the result of a synergy of multiple teaching techniques. Each of the techniques have been rigorously tested for many years and proven to be the best approaches for struggling readers by leading experts in the field of education.


The following is a list of these teaching techniques:



Examples of types of poor readers

Unfortunately, when children are not taught the reading code correctly, they end up either using an incorrect decoding system or have to develop their own.


Perhaps you will recognize your child frequently making one of the following errors when reading:


  1. inability to sound out and decode the words
  2. guessing at words based on context
  3. guessing at the ending of a word based on the first letter or two and then supplying the rest of the word based on familiarity with another word


As a result, you will notice your child reading slowly with poor comprehension and not enjoying it.


Your child CAN learn to read and enjoy reading when equipped with the proper reading skills.


To Equip Your Child with these Reading Skills, a good reading program must...

Teach underlying skills

Since sounds (not syllables, blends, full words or rhyming combinations) are the key that unlocks our English writing system, successful readers must be taught to segment (pull apart), blend (put together), and analyze words at the sound (phonemic) level.


Use a sound to code basis

Good reading programs teach the sound code for the 43 phonemes (individual sounds) of the English language as well as the alternative spellings for those sounds. By learning that letters or letter combinations stand for specific sounds of speech, reading and spelling are taught concurrently.


Handle the alternative spellings of sounds and code overlap

After the student has learned the most probable spelling for each sound, the less probable (alternative) spelling should be introduced. Overlaps of the code, in which a letter or letter combinations represent more than one sound, must also be taught.


When a student can sound out words properly and with fluency, reading comprehension improves. They no longer have to spend all their energy just trying to read the words.


Why Our Think Smart Reading Program Works

Think Smart Reading Program uses special drills and activities to enable the skills necessary for reading to become subconscious and automatic which equips the child for more enjoyable, fluent reading.


This is a very accelerated, therapeutic reading program administered by specialized private reading tutors.


Our reading tutors are licensed, private reading tutors that are dedicated solely to your child using individualized tutoring rooms. This allows for a customized program to fit the specific needs of your child.


See your child transform into a fluent reader who remembers and enjoys what they read.



Schedule a free phone consultation with

Connie at Think Smart Center  (502) 245-1098.









 


 



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