Saturday, November 21, 2009

TOS Crew Review: AVKO

As a member of the TOS Crew, I was given an AVKO Membership for an entire year. There is much to explore on the site, but if you have a dyslexic child or a struggling reader this may be a great resource for you.

Some of the features members of AVKO can enjoy are:
  • access to free ebooks in pdf format
  • free supplemental curriculum
  • free mp3 recordings of Don McCabe's workship seminars
  • access to Spelling City diagnostic and multimedia spelling resources
  • instructional tips and ideas
  • readings for increasing comprehension for dyslexic and other learning disabled students
  • read only access to all AVKO curriculum materials other than Sequential Spelling and Engaging Language Kits (deluxe version only)
  • access to placement and pretests
  • 25% discount on all printed AVKO materials
The basic one year membership is $25.00 a year and the deluxe one year membership is $100 a year.

While, this is likely a treasure trove of research, information, and support for parents of children with learning difficulties, I have not found this site to be especially helpful for any outstanding needs our children have. If you have a struggling reader, then I encourage you to look over the testimonials and information from AVKO to see if it sheds light on something you need for your child.


Spesamor Academy said...

I love your blog, and I've commented before, but I thought you might be interested in this game.
I found it while looking for math fun. We aren't quite ready for it, but when I saw it, I thought of your kids. Here is the link:

Heather said...

OH thanks! I've heard of it just recently and went to check them out. It does look like great fun. Thanks for thinking of us!