VANTAGE PROGRAMS

READING

GROUP ONE LESSONS 1-20

These lessons are a specialized program designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. It develops a basic process that allows internalization of abstract form. Perception integration techniques are implemented from an auditory visual, visual auditory perspective. Accurate decoding is a focus. This program is designed for non-readers.

GROUP TWO LESSONS 1-20

Designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. Appropriate for children who did not succeed in Grade 1 and but have some rudimentary reading skills.

GROUP THREE LESSONS 1-20

Designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. Appropriate for children who have reached mid-grade one competency (may have school placement grades 2-3)

GROUP ONE, TWO, THREE LESSONS 20-40

These programs are modified from Lessons 1-20 to facilitate emerging convergence accommodation skills. Some fluency training is in this block.

GROUP ONE, TWO, THREE LESSONS 40-60

These reading programs are designed to promote reading fluency and comprehension. Several techniques are used to put saccades to work (reading). Activities include the integration of visual auditory, rhythm, syntax, emotional expressive, and meaning. This unit has a spelling section.

PHRASE READING

This is a powerful complementary program designed to help fluency. The student must read two to three word phrases at one time.

SOUND SYMBOL ASSOCIATION

A reading program to establish the sound symbol association between spoken word and abstract printed word. It includes kinesthetic movement simultaneously with auditory visual stimuli.

KINDERGARTEN READING

Children must be 5 1/2 before admittance to this program. A modified symbol reading program that implements animal sounds, objects, etc. appropriate to kindergarten age group. The content includes using eyes in order to perceive. It progresses from firm recognition of letter sounds to some blending to pre-primer reading.

PUSH READING

This technique promotes quick use of saccade function and reading speed. The focus is reading speed and comprehension. This effective tool is used at the end of most programs.

INTERIM 1,2,3 LESSONS 1-20

This specialized integration program is designed to complement Lessons 1-20 in Vision therapy, and puts vision to work. Its focus is on accurate decoding. It remediates the process that prevents fluent reading. Activities include the integration of vision, auditory, expression, meaning, the beginnings of fluency. Appropriate for students who decode at a Grade 4 level, but may have placement at the grade 5 or 6 level.

INTERIM 20-40

This program advances the use of convergence, accommodation and saccades as it enhances the second month of vision therapy. Techniques are implemented that prevent saccade regression while reading. Fluency training is included in this section.

INTERIM 40-60

This program is designed to enhance fluency and comprehension as it complements the third section of vision therapy. Several techniques are used to promote saccade functions in reading. This unit has a spelling section.

GROUP FOUR

This group of lessons is designed to help students decode consonant-vowel vowel-consonant blends, vowel-consonant consonant-vowel blends, and compound words. It expands the student’s ability to decode larger complex words. It may be used at the end of Group 3 lessons 40-60, or between Interim sections. Stories are more informational in terms of detail.

ADVANCED READING LESSONS 1-20

This program is designed to complement the first month of vision therapy. The focus is on visual auditory expressive integration. Consonant blends and compound words are part of the content.

ADVANCED READING LESSONS 20-40

This program is designed to complement the second month of vision therapy – to enhance convergence, accommodation and saccade function by putting them to work. Decoding and fluency training are accelerated.

ADVANCE READING LESSONS 40-60

This program is designed to complement the third month of vision therapy. It enhances fluency and comprehension. Several techniques are used to finish developing saccade function in reading. This unit has an intensive spelling section.

STUDY SKILLS

This is work at a High School level. The program is designed to enhance reading speed and comprehension. It promotes ability to decode difficult sound combinations. A syllabication section is closely aligned to a specialized spelling section. Each reading lesson is connected to writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays. A structure is provided for the student to plan and execute descriptive writing, expository writing, and compare and contrast essays. Ongoing basic structures such as syntax and punctuation are included.

MATH

BASIC MATH

Our math programs are designed for Vantage candidates. Programs include math patterns, seriation, a multi-sensory spatial approach. A visual section includes quick recognition of math sets.

SECONDARY MATH

This is designed for adults and includes basic math as well as life skills – fractions, decimals, calculation of kilometers, banking, pay, overtime, income tax. This course is not unique to Vantage Reading.

HANDS – PRINTING – WRITING

HAND STRENGTH

This program establishes muscle strength and balance in the separate system that ultimately will allow fingers, thumb and wrist to synchronize action. For those who need it, finger agnosia stimulation is added.

HAND AGILITY

Hand agility activities are closely aligned to those of the hand Strength program. Precision flexion, extension, abduction and adduction are trained to perform and accelerate. Activities in this program target fluent writing.

PRINTING PRIMARY

Recognition and replication of basic form is the major component of this program. Designed to accompany the reading programs, these activities target fluency and automatization of printing.

BASIC FLOWING FORM

This program is designed to build basic flowing form inherent in the writing process. It combines joint pressure, kinesthetic strategies, and signs and sounds to automatize the form.

WRITING MADE EASY

This program is intensive and includes all letters and many letter combinations. It corrects poor and inconsistent form, promotes writing fluency and automatization.

AUTOMATIZED FLOWING FORM

A must for those with poor motor planning. The focus here is on letter combinations. It trains the flow from one letter to another. It also trains the eye to `see quickly’, the hand to `write quickly’ in one, two, and three word groups.

WRITING SKILLS GRADE 5 TO GRADE 12

This program teaches precise writing skills. It includes sentence structure, sentence combining, paragraph structure, mapping, and essay writing. Grammatical structure and punctuation training is included.