Reading Programs

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    The primary learning program today, used by 95% of schools for the learning disabled throughout the United States.

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    Developing language processing by focusing on the underlying skills necessary for independence and self-correction.

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    Based on two premises: 1) symbol confusion is the primary culprit for children with learning disabilities; and 2) parents can materially assist these children in mastering this confusion.

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    Focuses on the mastery of abstract sight words via a mobile app coupled with the Discover Intensive Phonics program.



The differences between these four programs lead to several questions:

  1. To what extent can primarily home-based methods geared to accommodate the schedules of students and their parents supplant more highly structured courses of instruction that require travel to external school settings?
  2. To what degree can improvement for dyslexic and similarly learning disabled children be achieved when a relatively narrow culprit like symbol confusion is singled out as the primary target?
  3. To what extent is program effectiveness contingent on the active engagement of a paid adult professional?
  4. How do children’s outcomes compare when they take on more of a driver role in the instruction process?
  5. What impact does new media technology have on reading comprehension?

The comparisons mounted in the evaluation will be framed to address such questions. A total of 1000-2,500 K-3rd grade children will be recruited to participate in this study, which will be 12 months in duration.


The following is the tentative timeline for the study:

  • March – July, 2013:  Recruitment of children, parent/guardians, teachers and feeder sources for all five study conditions
  • August, 2013:  Baseline round of assessment
  • October, 2013:  Delivery of Baseline Report
  • Late August-December, 2013:   First half of intervention treatment
  • January, 2014:  Midpoint round of assessment
  • March 2014:  Delivery of Midpoint Report
  • Late January-May, 2014:  Second half of intervention treatment
  • June, 2014:  Final round of assessment.
  • August, 2014: Delivery of Final Report


All results will be made available to the public on this website.