Classrooms, training

Helping Students Learn to Read

Basic Reader is a complete reading program designed for elementary age students who are struggling with reading.

There are three major causes of reading difficulties: students do not have the necessary perceptual skills; students are not ready cognitively; or the teaching method does not match the students learning style.

Basic Reader addresses all of these causes and helps students read better in five easy steps:

  1.  screen student for vision problems
  2. determine student’s learning style (figural, symbolic, or semantic)
  3. choose the best learning path for the student
  4. administer workbook and computer exercises tailored for the student
  5. reintroduce reading instruction

Basic Reader can be used with many different kinds of students: Continue reading “Helping Students Learn to Read”

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A Look Back at 2015

Wow! What a year it’s been for us here at SOI! Last week we celebrated one year in our new office location. We love our new space, and are enjoying the convenience and functionality that have come along with it. If you haven’t been able to see it yet, we hope that you’re able to visit soon!

While our big move has been the highlight of our year, lots of other exciting things have happened Continue reading “A Look Back at 2015”

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SOI Top Sellers!

SOI’s ability to develop learning abilities is what makes us stand out! Take a look at our list of top-selling SOI products and programs.

Find out what they are and why they’re so popular. Keep in mind that they can all be used in both schools and clinics.

Basic Reader: Basic Reader is designed for elementary-aged students who are struggling with reading. The program addresses three common causes: students do not have the necessary perceptual skills, students are not ready cognitively, or the teaching method doesn’t match the student’s learning style. Basic Reader is an easy-to-use, all-in-one program that includes screening, testing, and student materials to address all three causes of reading difficulties.

Memory Matrix: Memory is one of the easiest learning abilities to train, so it’s a great ability to work on with all of your students. You will begin to see improvement with 15 minutes of daily memory training. The Memory Matrix program contains 13 different visual and auditory exercises that help with reading, math, language arts, and more. Figural, symbolic, and semantic abilities are all trained in exercises that vary in levels of difficulty.

Personalized Workbooks and CDs: SOI is one of the easiest and most effective ways to improve learning abilities. Every personalized workbook and CD is designed specifically to target each student’s learning needs – the abilities that will benefit the student the most. Low and average abilities are improved and high abilities are enhanced. Each student must take an SOI learning abilities test in order to determine what abilities are in need of improvement.

Certified Learning: Certified Learning teaches young students the intellectual abilities needed for academic success. The program allows students to work at their own pace in three different learning centers: computer, workbook, and group. One of our Certified Learning teachers said it best, “In my opinion, the Certified Learning program is fantastic at filling in the gaps that kids have. This is my 20th year as an educator, and I have seen nothing that does it better.”

IPP: IPP is a program for addressing learning difficulties. It addresses visual, auditory, and sensory-motor skills through a series of exercises customized to meet every student’s needs. Each student gets to work on building skills that are essential to the learning process. This program is successful because it tackles the causes of the learning difficulties!

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Time is Running Out

Tick tock. Tick tock. Time is running out!

It was one of those nights when sleep eluded me. Wrapping up in my favorite afghan, I headed for the couch in the den to listen to the silence, hoping it would make my mind shut down and bring sleep.

Instead, I heard the tick-tock of the clock and began to think about the seconds passing by, the minutes, the hours, days and then years. But it wasn’t the shortness of time that kept coming to my mind; it was the task that I needed to do at work the next day.

You see, I was having conversations in my head with the principals and reading instructors at our local schools. SOI had sent out a letter to each school offering our support after reviewing the state reading scores. The schools’ test results were poor in many cases, and we knew that those students need help. They don’t need another reading program where “words per minute” is the focus. They need the SOI Basic Reader curriculum.

I’m not a teacher or a reading specialist. I don’t have a degree to be a principal at a school. I don’t even have any children in school (mine are both adults). So why in the world would anyone listen to what I have to offer? Try chasing those thoughts through the darkness of night. No wonder I couldn’t sleep!

But what I do know is this: SOI training works. It brings results, builds up a child’s confidence, and gives the child the opportunities to discover the way he or she learns best. It sounds so simple in my mind, but it is so difficult to relay it to school administrators.

What does the SOI Basic Reader offer? A simple vision assessment and learning style test. The program puts the student on a Figural, Symbolic, or Semantic (the test determines the student’s primary learning style) track that offers them the quickest results for reading success.

Teachers want that. Principals want that. And so does SOI. Continue reading “Time is Running Out”

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SOI Basic Reader

Do you have students who have trouble reading? This program could be your answer!

Basic Reader is a complete reading program designed for elementary age students who are struggling with reading. There are three major causes of reading difficulties: students do not have the necessary perceptual skills; students are not ready cognitively; or the teaching method does not match the students learning style.

Basic Reader addresses all of these causes and helps students read better in five easy steps.

The goal of this program is to enable students to read. To reach that goal, we need to achieve these enabling objectives:

  • Insure that students are not struggling visually
  • Establish each student’s predominance for learning
  • Focusing on that predominance and develop prerequisites to reading
  • Return student to formal reading instruction, prepared to learn

Continue reading “SOI Basic Reader”