Special Needs & ESL/ELL

A smart choice for your special needs and ESL/ELL childK5 Learning: Special Needs Awards Logo

In 2011 and 2010, our K5 Reading and K5 Math programs were selected as finalists for a prestigious award for the best instructional solution for special needs students.

Our programs have worked well for many children who: 

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Children learn in a variety of ways. Parents of children with special needs have special requirements to consider. While no single teaching approach will work well for everybody, K5 Learning may help your child.

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The case for multimedia learning

Multimedia learning may be particularly effective for visual and auditory learners and offers flexibility in meeting the needs of a variety of learners. This is particularly important for parents who deal with inattention, distractibility, impulsivity and hyperactivity, among other behaviors. Research has shown that computer-based programs using highly structured lessons with instantaneous feedback and reinforcement have resulted in positive outcomes for students with ADHD (Land, 2000).

Some children, including children with Asperger’s syndrome and high functioning autism, learn better without the distractions of personal contact.

K5’s individualized learning program

K5 students initially complete assessments in reading and math. We then automatically create an individualized learning program which depends on your child’s skill levels, not grade levels. If your child is stronger in certain areas (e.g. arithmetic) than other areas (e.g. phonics) the program will automatically adjust to ensure instruction at an appropriate level in both topics.

Each child learns at their own pace

K5 Learning’s customized program enables children to learn at their own pace in a positive, confidence-building, non-judgmental environment.

Convenient online learning

Many kids with special needs are drawn to computers and are skilled at using them, making online programs a natural fit. K5 Learning is web-based and can be used at anytime and on any computer connected to the internet.

Research-based curriculum

K5 Learning’s reading and math curriculums are research-based, and aligned to meet state and national standards, so your child is gaining the essential academic skills they need.

Sequence of lessons is controlled

The choice of lessons is managed by the system. Kids cannot select lessons at inappropriate levels or continually repeat “fun" lessons they have already mastered. Students have minimal navigational choices, are given no access to external links or online ads and basically have to focus on the task at hand. Parents have the option of assigning particular lessons to their kids at any time.

What is K5?

K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized program of reading and math lessons; each lesson is accompanied by customized printable worksheets for further study.

Designed principally for after school study and summer study, K5 is also used by homeschoolers, special needs and gifted kids. K5 helps your children build good study habits and excel in school. 

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K5 Learning offers a 14-day free trial of its complete program. The free trial includes optional free reading and math assessments.

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