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Online Reading Help

Adaptive neuroscience software from fundamentals to proficiency

Most reading difficulties can be traced back to weak reading fundamentals, e.g., phonics, which are held back by delayed cognitive skill development.

We are an intervention, aiming to be transformational. And that’s our starting point. 

We provide a series of programs that builds reading skills from the bottom up, step by step.  First, cognitive and language skills,thenn fluency and reading comprehension.  We use unique neuroscience-based software – Fast ForWord – at home with remote oversight. Our students average 2 + years of reading gain in around 6 months.

Our program sequence is:

  • Master language and phonics,
  • Connect sounds to letters (learn to decode),
  • Decode with automaticity (fluency),
  • Read with comprehension

Most of our students are stuck on the first or second step. They struggle with phonics because their language processing is not good enough to hear the sounds inside words. If decoding takes concentration, it is exhausting, and it crowds out brain space for comprehension. Our quick-fire sound exercises strengthen pre-phonics language processing – needed for effortless (and therefore comfortable) reading.  Then we add in exercises aimed at fluency and reading with comprehension.

Online Reading Intervention

Making reading automatic - fluent with comprehension

Most reading difficulties - slow, labored decoding, limited comprehension - can be traced back to a lack of mastery of phonics caused by delayed language processing. Reading should be like listening, effortless. If reading text takes effort, it is exhausting, slow and crowds out brain space for comprehension.

Our online reading program helps by working on skills required to read with automaticity. We use unique brain-based software - Fast ForWord - at home with remote oversight and average 2 + years of reading gain in around 6 months.

Our reading intervention replicates the natural steps to reading proficiency:

  • Master language and phonics,
  • Connect sounds to letters (decode),
  • Read with automaticity (fluency),
  • Read with comprehension

Most of our students are stuck on the first step. They struggle with phonics because their language processing is not good enough to hear the sounds inside words. So that's our starting point, quick-fire sound exercises to strengthen language processing. Then reading-specific exercises, building to fluent reading with comprehension step by step.

Online Reading Interventions

Neuroscience software that mimics natural learning

Most reading difficulties can be traced back to a lack of mastery of reading fundamentals, such as phonemic awareness, which are held back by delayed language processing. If a child does not develop these fundamental skills on time, there is a risk of falling behind as the school transitions from learning to read to reading to learn.

Our online reading program mimics and accelerates natural learning, bolstering the step by step cognitive and language skills needed for reading proficiency. The goal is automatic, effortless reading. We use unique neurascience-based software - Fast ForWord - at home with remote oversight. Our students average 2 + years of reading gain in around 6 months.

Our program sequence is:

  • Master language and phonics,
  • Connect sounds to letters (learn to decode),
  • Read with automaticity (fluency),
  • Read with comprehension

Most of our students are stuck on the first or second step. They struggle with phonics because their language processing is not good enough to hear the sounds inside words. Reading should be effortless.

If decoding takes concentration, it is exhausting, and crowds out brain space for comprehension. So that's our starting point, quick-fire sound exercises to strengthen pre-phonics language processing. Then we move on to reading-specific exercises, building to fluent reading with comprehension, step by step.

Reading Help: Steps to Proficiency

Our reading help software is adaptive. It figures out the skill areas holding your child back, and then exercises those skills. Ultimately though, all children need to learn reading in the following sequence.

Phonic and fluency first

We start with exercises that are the equivalent to hearing tens of thousands of words in just a few weeks. This intensive practice helps develop phonemic awareness and phonics, as well as the other fundamental skills required for reading automaticity:

  • Processing & cognitive — language processing, working memory, attention
  • Decoding text — decoding, eye tracking, phonics
  • Language structure—  vocabulary, spelling, grammar, literal reading comprehension

… then reading comprehension

The second series of exercises work on:

  • Grammar and language structure
  • Vocabulary
  • Sight word growth
  • Reading accuracy
  • Reading comprehension
  • Thinking while reading

Reading comprehension for elementary age children is the ability to connect to prior knowledge or personal experience while reading. It requires comfort and mastery of language – metalinguistic skills. Our ultimate goal is the 8th grade reading – reading comprehension with metacognition– thinking while reading, which aligns with most state standards.

Practice to Consolidate Gains

A key to reading proficiency is practice.  When reading is automatic, it’s easier. And with practice, comprehension is easier. Then reading is interesting, and can hopefully be a lifelong source of pleasure.  We help this process with speech recognition reading software, Reading Assistant Plus, and guided reading practice for middle school and higher, Reading Plus.

Disclaimer

Every person is different, and so every outcome is different. We cannot claim  that our reading help will be 100% effective in every case.  We do offer a guarantee, but in learning nothing is certain.  More about our claims here.

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“Just this week he has finished an over 200 page book (the second in a series) in two days. Before the program, he was reluctant to read short chapter books, and it took him a month or so to finish the first book in the same series.”

Jane P.

Parent of 3rd grader

“His reading score went up almost two full grades over summer due to Gemm Learning! …his confidence when reading and his reading fluency is so much better that he will be out of special ed soon. He picked up a big chapter book to read! This is from a boy who before Gemm would not even look at a book.”

Kate C.

Parent of 5th grader