Dyslexic Children & Online Learning

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For children with dyslexia, every word they look at seems to follow different rules. Helping your child with dyslexia read and understand text can be frustrating.

K5 Learning's award winning online reading and math program offers a chance for your child to work toward personal goals in a supportive environment.  We have had success with special needs children in the past, and we urge you to try out our 14 day free trial, to see if K5 is a good fit with your dyslexic child.

Dyslexia and spelling

The classic image of a dyslexic child switching characters in words actually happens quite rarely. Rather, dyslexic children have difficulty switching between the letter combinations and the sounds they make. The 'ou' sound can be different whether you are talking about a trough, going through the door, out the window, or standing for the country. Recent studies have shown that these spelling patterns are a key to treating children with dyslexia.

K5 Learning includes K5 Spelling, an advanced spelling and vocabulary program with an optimized visual interface and a 150,000 word database. 

K5 focuses on 5 key reading skills

Phonemic Awareness – identifying and working with individual sounds in spoken words.

Phonics – understanding the relationships between written letters and spoken sounds.

Sight Words – recognizing high frequency words to increase reading fluency.

Vocabulary - expansion of vocabulary and construction of meaning from a word's context.

Reading Comprehension – developing a variety of reading strategies with the larger goal of strong comprehension.

Dyslexia & Memory

Children with dyslexia (or the numerical equivalent- dyscalculia) need extra time to sort through the code and understand the meaning of what they see. Many dyslexic children also suffer from short term memory issues and up to 90% of dyslexic children also have problems with math. The inability to remember sequential rules is one of the early indicators of dyslexia in preschool children.

While it does not work for all dyslexic children, many parents have found that computer software can help as it allows students to replay instructions, breaks learning tasks into small chunks, and provides consistent feedback.  Through online learning, dyslexic children can get the patient, graduated learning they need.

Assessment and targeted support

Students start on K5 by completing assessments in key reading and math skills. We then 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.  Your child will get remedial or enriched math or language support tailored to the specific areas he/she needs.

Real world themes keep kids engaged

K5 lessons are 100% online and animated with fun ‘role model’ characters and real world themes. After completing a lesson, kids move on to a new theme in a different skill area.

Feedback is immediate

K5 lets your child know right away when they get something right or wrong. Kids remember better and are more motivated when they receive immediate feedback.

What is K5?

K5 Learning offers reading and math worksheets, workbooks and an online reading and math program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5.

In our online program, kids work at their own level and their own pace through a personalized curriculum of reading and math lessons; each lesson is accompanied by customized printable worksheets for further study.

 K5 helps your children build good study habits and excel in school. 

Free trial

We offer a 14-day free trial of our online program. The free trial includes free reading and math assessments.

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