The small group programs are designed specifically for school use and aimed at students who are not performing at an optimum level in reading and/or spelling. The programs are phonic based, systematic, multisensory and incorporate key strategies from memory research. The programs are intended to be conducted in one hour sessions once a week. However, you could run 2 x 1 hour sessions a week, if you had the time, or alternatively split the one hour into two half hour time slots if that worked better. There is follow up homework, as this is an important part of retention for students who have literacy difficulties. However, the homework component is less intense than in the one-on-one programs and would be easily completed with the help of an Educational Assistant or parent volunteer for those children who didn’t have the necessary home support. Some schools have also chosen to work with students every day.
The programs come on three CDs (Levels 1, 2A and 2B on one CD, Levels 3A, 3B and 3C on the second CD and Levels 4A and 4B on the third ) in pdf format, licensed to the school.
Levels 1, 2A and 2B contain:
- Student workbooks for each of the three levels
- Teacher’s Manual
- Alphabet and Digraph Posters
- Alphabet and Digraph Cards
- Spelling for Reading Levels 1 & 2A
- 300 High Frequency colour-coded spelling words
- Vocabulary Cards
The CDs are in stock but purchasing schools are required to complete a compulsory three hour implementation workshop ($700 +GST ).
Please contact Lillian directly to obtain sample material and to discuss your school’s needs.