Special Needs & ESL/ELL
A smart choice for your special needs and ESL/ELL child
Our programs have worked well for many children who:
- are slow learners,
- have high functioning autism / Asperger Syndrome,
- are dyslexic
- have ADD/ADHD,
- are learning English as a second language (ESL/ELL students).
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.
We offer a 14-day free trial.
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.
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.