PRIMARY USE > LEARNING TO READ WITHOUT EXPLANATION TO A PUPIL > DEVELOPMENT OF AURAL PERCEPTION > DEVELOPMENT OF PHONOLOGICAL AWARNESS > DEVELOPMENT OF VERBAL SKILLS AND VOCABULARY EXPANSION > SPEECH THERAPY > DYSPHASIA/APHASIA THERAPY
TARGET DIAGNOSES - ADULTS: > speech therapy after sudden cerebrovascular accident > trauma cases (head traumas with damage of parts of brain which manage speech understanding and production etc.) > patients with disrupted cognitive function (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s etc.)
LEARNING PRINCIPLES: 1. Structured learning (invented by Baranec 2008) 2. Errorless learning (invented by Ferster-Skinner 1950) 3. Global reading training 4. Analytical-synthetic reading training 5. Minimalistic user interface 6. Phonetic spelling 7. Lessons organised in a visual mind map structure 8 . Discrete trial training - in preparation (invented by Løvaas, 1987)
It is also suitable for the healthy population, for the learning of a secondary language or for pre-school level reading development etc.
This program is targeted at children and adults in order to start or further develop their reading and hearing abilities.
The Program has been developed and tested in cooperation with teachers from a kindergarten for ASD, special needs children, in Bratislava, Slovakia.
LEARNING LANGUAGES: US English, UK English, Brazilian Portugese, Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Polish
USER INTERFACE LANGUAGES: UK English, Brazilian Portugese, Slovak, Czech, Hungarian, Polish
PROJECT WEB PAGES: www.visualreading.org
PROGRAM OFFERS: 1. Wide learning settings 2. Automated learning statistics 3. Optional font for dyslexic students 4. Session video recording 5. Index of about 900 nouns, verbs and numbers 6. Index of about 850 sounds, syllables and words 7. Student profiles 8. After session summary form 9. Visual dictionary in categories: - Home and Garden (nouns) - Human (nouns) - Nature (nouns) - Education (nouns) - Food-drink (nouns) - Activities (vebrs) - Math (numbers)
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS for parents, students and others: > Autism spectrum disorder mind map: ASD visualization per the book: Poruchy autistickeho spektra, Katerina Thorova, Portal 2006, Czech Republic, ISBN: 80-7367-091-7.