As a visual learner, readers tend to use the right side of their brain for reading rather than the left side. In doing so, words are remembered as pictures, rather than by way of the phonetic decoding methods that are used by the left side of the brain. Children and individuals who are visual learners tend to have weaker auditory processing skills along with weaker auditory memory. For these children, remembering how letters and sounds fit together to make up a word can be challenging. It is important for visual learners to see the whole word as a picture first, and then it is easier to remember how those letters and sounds fit together to make up that whole word/picture. As a result of these struggles, many children who are visual learners can fall behind in a classroom that uses predominantly phonetic decoding methods for teaching reading.
Our reading program, “Individuals Who Learn Differently” (IWLD) solves the problems of visual learners. Using a flashcard system, readers see words in a large, bright, colorful format making it easy for visual learners to mentally record the whole word/picture and reducing distraction from other sources. Words are introduced systematically, as single words; they return paired with other words as couplets; return again as three word phrases; and finally in sentences. This step-by-step approach makes it easy for your child or student to move through the program, increasing their vocabulary along the way.
IWLD is also easy for parents and teachers to implement and use. The program comes with a full 14-month presentation schedule that outlines exactly which words to show on each day for the duration of the program. We’ve taken all the guesswork out and made our reading program a winner for years.
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