Stages is a seven-level developmental framework that describes a learner's cognitive and language abilities. Stages helps schools comply with alternate assessment mandates by providing an accessible way to assess learners with special needs. Stages also serves as a selection guide for curriculum activities (including both software and off-computer activities). The sequence of seven Stages is based on the work of Madalaine Pugliese, a nationally recognized authority in the fields of assistive and instructional technologies.
The Read Naturally Software Edition features the same reading strategy and stories used in the Masters Edition, while taking advantage of the benefits and functionality of the computer. The Software Edition automates the placement process, assigns an appropriate reading goal, and allows you to customize the program by accelerating or skipping steps for advanced readers. It also creates detailed reports that track student progress and indicate areas that need additional coaching.
MindPlay Reading Fluency is a reading fluency tool that has been designed to systematically increase reading speed while ensuring proficient reading comprehension.
My Reading Coach is consistent with the Orton-Gillingham approach to reading. It is a structured, flexible, mastery-based, multi-sensory educational software program that provides a virtual reading specialist and speech pathologist to every student. Embedded Teacher Intelligence™ individualizes instruction to help each student reach grade level in the skill areas of phonemic awareness, phonics sounds and rules, vocabulary, word Structure, syntactic processing and reading comprehension.
Academy of Reading is designed to help at-risk students build fluency in reading foundation skills in five core areas defined by the National Reading Panel. Options for delivering individualized training experience for each student based on needs/deficits. Intervention approach focuses on skills development and motivation; provides strategies to help schools meet AYP goals.