Sunday, January 10, 2010

TOS Review: AVKO

Let me say upfront: no one wants to need the information that I'm about to give you. But the truth is, plenty among us do need it. And even more among us really ought to consider it ... because honestly, as full-time educators to our children, it's our duty to be able to aid and assist them when they show signs of struggling.

AVKO is a non-profit organization that has as its focus the education of children who have been diagnosed with, or show signs of, dyslexia. How to read, write, spell, and type are chief among the concerns addressed here, and the founder, Mr. McCabe, does a great job of soothing parents fears while making success attainable to kids who might otherwise fall through the cracks.

Using a multisensory approach that is applicable to almost any learner, tasks are broken down into easy-to-digest segments that allow for mastery before moving on. If the company sounds familiar, that's because its Sequential Spelling is a favorite among homeschoolers, and is a featured part of the Sonlight Curriculum offerings.

By purchasing a subscription to the website (I received mine free for review), you will have access to techniques, ideas and resources that will enhance your homeschool. Books are available for purchase, articles are there to guide the way, and freebies sweeten the deal that much more. Membership is available for $25 for year, a small price to pay in the journey of helping a struggling learner tap into his or her strengths.

Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this product for review purposes. Refer to my general disclaimer for more information on my policies regarding reviews.

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