My Reading Virtual Coach is consistent with the Orton-Gillingham approach which is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive, and flexible.
Language-based: My Virtual Reading Coach is based on a technique of studying and teaching language. It teaches students to understand the nature of human language, including proper production of each sound. It supports the language-learning processes in individuals.
Multisensory: My Virtual Reading Coach sessions are action oriented with auditory, visual, and kinesthetic elements reinforcing each other for optimal learning. The student learns spelling (encoding) simultaneously with reading (decoding). This process aids automaticity.
Structured, Sequential, Cumulative: Based on ease of sound production, My Virtual Reading Coach systematically introduces language. Students begin by reading and writing sounds in isolation. Then they blend the sounds into words. Its unique syllabication method helps students easily encode and decode multisyllable words easily. Students learn the elements of language in an orderly fashion, e.g. consonants, short vowels, digraphs, blends, long vowels, and diphthongs. Students proceed to advanced structural elements such as syllable types, roots, and affixes. My Virtual Reading Coach is mastery based. As students master lessons, previously learned material is continually reviewed to the level of automaticity. The program addresses vocabulary, sentence structure, composition, and reading comprehension in a similar structured, sequential, and cumulative manner.
Cognitive: My Virtual Reading Coach teaches using English language patterns, and students learn the many generalizations and rules that govern its structure. They also learn the best way to apply the language knowledge necessary for achieving reading and writing competencies.
Flexible: My Reading Coach is diagnostic-prescriptive in nature. It pre-tests each student to understand what the individual already knows and to develop and implement appropriate lessons. The order of lessons and activity assignments are customized for individual student needs.
Emotionally Sound: In every lesson, the student is able to experience a high degree of success. As a student progresses through My Virtual Reading Coach lessons, the individual gains confidence as well as skill. Learning comes easier and students attack new challenges with enthusiasm.