Dyslexia is a reading disorder which can be characterized by poor word reading, poor reading comprehension, poor spelling, poor auditory processing of language, poor writing or a combination of these issues.
In most cases, intellectual ability is in no way affected by dyslexia. Early intervention programs like MaxScholar can effectively correct these problems before lack of reading knowledge hinders students in the classroom.
MaxPhonics’ Orton Gillingham based program addresses these issues by teaching the grapheme/phoneme connection through visual, audio and kinesthetic step-by-step instruction.
Auditory Processing Disorders
Through highlighting practice in MaxReading, students must visually determine the important details in a passage. Listening to music has also been proven to develop auditory processing skills. MaxMusic uses music and games to work on several areas of reading comprehension and summarization.
Summarizing, retelling and putting into their own words what they have read helps treat or remediate auditory processing disorders. Children can retell the text from the multisensory oral presentation (using our Read Aloud feature), or through reading and retelling the passage.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children that show impulsivity or inattention considered inappropriate for their age level could be suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also commonly referred to as ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).
Different tools must be implemented when trying to teach younger readers with a short attention span. Mixing different multisensory games and activities in a way that keeps the learner engaged for an extended period of time is crucial for comprehension and retention.
MaxScholar’s full software gives your student both in-depth exercises needed to get past learning difficulties and a fun system that holds their attention.
Autism and Asperger Syndrome
Learning can be a challenge for people with Autism or Asperger Syndrome, but with the right attention and instruction, the brain can be rewired to learn in an effective way.
Language and processing delays range from mild to severe, and are the center of a diagnosis. MaxScholar is the perfect intermediary for integrating phonics and reading skills in order to help enforce social interactions.
The captivating content helps the children improve their focus, which is beneficial for developing other skills later in life.