MindPlay’s research-based teaching methods and cutting edge technology enable every learner to receive individualized instruction, resulting in widespread improvement. Many independent research studies have been conducted that delineate key components to successful reading programs and recommend best practices to achieve success. Below are examples of independent research and an overview of how MindPlay incorporates these principles and practices into our products.
MindPlay and the Orton-Gillingham Approach For additional details, click here.
MindPlay products are consistent with the Orton-Gillingham approach which is language-based, multisensory, structured, sequential, cumulative, cognitive and flexible.
In 2000, the National Reading Panel published Teaching Children to Read: An evidence-based Assessment of the Scientific Research Literature on Reading and Its Implications for Reading Instruction. In this study, the NRP reached a consensus that there are five major components to a successful reading program: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Reading Comprehension. MindPlay products are mastery-based tools designed to address each of these components directly and systematically.
MVRC also includes a comprehensive Grammar & Meaning module, making this product unique among its competitors.
MindPlay and Best Practices
MVRC integrates the reading curriculum with successful reading instruction, which is based on research about “Best Practices.”
- MVRC offers a multisensory learning experience (Sternberg, Torff, & Grigorenko, 1998).
- MVRC provides timely and targeted feedback (Guskey, 1997).
- MVRC presents material in an organized, systematic way (NIH Publication No. 00-4769, 2000).
- MVRC focuses on individual mastery learning (Tomlinson & Kalbfleisch, 1998).
- MVRC teaches each of the five components thoroughly, explicitly, and with a planned connection among the components (Moats, 2007).