Web-Based Reading Program Helps K-12 Students with Special Needs

During the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) conference, literacy publisher MindPlay showcased its CASE-endorsed reading solution for K-12 students with special needs, MindPlay Virtual Reading Coach (MVRC). The Common Core State Standards-aligned program recently won a 2014 BESSIE Award.

MindPlay’s web-based program uses adaptive technology to help teach students with dyslexia and other special education students to read. Explicit instruction is explained and demonstrated by a coach, one language and print concept at a time. Video coaches provide direct and explicit instruction, modeling, and immediate feedback adapted to every student's individualized curriculum.

MVRC presents a developmentally-based progression of lessons, beginning with basic sound-letter correspondences and advancing to more complex rules, skills, and concepts. The program begins with a diagnostic for each student, providing adaptive and differentiated assessments.

For information and ordering, visit MindPlay at www.mindplay.com.