Technology

Criteria For Our Computer Software

  • evidence-based
  • clinically tested and statistically proven
  • published, peer-reviewed articles
  • structured scope and sequence
  • guidelines on usage/ hours and minutes per week
  • customized reports
  • targeted instruction
  • progress monitoring
  • personalized learning objectives
  • challenges and motivates students
  • improvements transfer to real life
Wakefield Learning Center offers a series of educational software programs designed to help students improve their skills. Each program focuses on a specific area of learning. We believe children should have every opportunity to enhance their reading and math skills through a variety of modalities including technology.

Educational software is highly engaging for children and can target specific instructional areas. We use only high quality software that is scientifically researched; resulting in a deeper understanding of the concepts, as opposed to memorization of answers. The software curricula develops foundational skills, enables mastery of core concepts, improves fluency, provides guided and independent practice, and application. The programs provide immediate feedback for students and automated instruction where students learn at their own pace.

A certified practitioner provides parents with instructions for accessing and using our programs for home use. Students simply log in using a username and password. Most of our programs are Web-enabled, where students log on via the Internet anytime, anywhere. The user-friendly interface allows students to move through the program step-by-step.

Monitoring student progress is essential as students only advance to new skills when mastery is reached. Real-time progress reports are reviewed and a reading coach customizes options on the program that are appropriate for the learner ensuring the student is working at their independent and instructional level.
“There is already a solid method of how to teach children with dyslexia to read, although these techniques are often underutilized by schools because they lack resources or fail to diagnose children early. Drawing children’s attention to the sounds that make up words, teaching them how words rhyme, and repeatedly exposing children to letters and their corresponding sounds can be quite effective.”
- Sally Shaywitz
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