Tools and Training for Adult Literacy Programs
Learn how you can help adult learners succeed with reading:
Explicit & Systematic Reading Instruction
Reading Horizons empowers adult learners with a simple, streamlined approach for learning how to read. After teaching the following concepts, learners are provided with a framework that allows them to decode the majority of words in the English language:
- 42 Sounds of the Alphabet
- 5 Phonetic Skills
- 2 Decoding Skills
Students learn these skills through an explicit, systematic, and multi-sensory approach that is based in Orton-Gillingham principles of instruction.
Why Does it Work for Older Struggling Readers?
Because the core of Reading Horizons framework only requires students to remember seven skills, it is easy for students to remember. This, paired with the multi-sensory nature of the reading curriculum, is the reason students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia) and special needs can grasp the program easier than alternative interventions. The number of decoding skills is significantly lower than even the closest competitive product—making it the most accessible to struggling readers.
To make the program appealing to older learners, the software and instructor manuals were written with older students in mind. The program helps them master the basic reading skills they need in a way that matches their maturity level.
Decoding Skills: A Means To An End
Reading Horizons' focus on decoding is not an end in itself. Rather, decoding skills create a foundation so students can easily master more advanced reading skills. While learning the core framework, exercises are layered in that build vocabulary, spelling, grammar, fluency, and comprehension skills.
Upon completing the Reading Horizons program, most struggling readers gain 2-3 reading levels. In fact, Reading Horizons is so confident in its products and methodology, that each purchase is backed with a two-year money back guarantee when implemented with fidelity.