The Remediation Plus System is a based on cutting-edge research, phonological awareness training and explicit systematic synthetic phonics.
The system is highly scientific, and is inspired by theories developed and researched by:
- Dr. Reid Lyon, National Institute of Child Health and Development - (phonological awareness training) and the need for systematic synthetic (blending and segmenting) explicit instruction. He stated “phonological awareness is the greatest breakthrough in reading research of the 21st century.”
- Dr. Samuel Orton and Anna Gillingham – Created the “Orton Gillingham” methodology, which says that language is linked – reading, spelling and writing are interconnected and it is a brain process, not a memorization process.
- Dr. Beth Slingerland – Believed that kids that could not shape letters properly did not have just a fine motor problem – they had difficulty remembering the shapes of letters; she developed techniques to bypass weak memory.
- Dr. Jack Katz coined the term CAPP (central auditory processing problem). The lesson plans include an exercise for students with a difficulty in receptive language and teaches them how to hear – visualize and then write their words.
- National Reading Panel – they felt that once an orthographic concept was taught, they should read their words many times in order to get fluency and automaticity. This is the ultimate goal of reading instruction.
- Dr. Linnea Ehri (Decodable Text) - Dr. Ehri felt that if children read stories that are 90% decodable, the students remain committed to the “reading process” and they do not try to guess. They are being taught to read and they succeed.
“It is clear now that you do not just have a product, but rather a way of teaching that is integrated with instructional material created to help the teacher reach the objective of all children learning to read.”
Dr. Reid Lyon, National Institute of Child Health and Development
“Thanks for your dedication to teaching children to read, and for sharing your expertise so faithfully with other teachers. You are making a powerful contribution to applying research based reading instruction."
Bob Sweet, Architect of No Child Left Behind program