To read words and sentences, a child requires often neglected left-to-right sequencing and visual memory skills that lay the basis for instant word recognition - a key to reading success.
Why is sequencing necessary? When we are young children and see items that are grouped together, we learn that their sequence, or order, doesn't matter. For example:
Our experience has taught us that these are all the "same" group of puppies. The order they appear in doesn't make any difference. However, when we learn how to read, suddenly, the sequence of the objects becomes essential.
Sequencing is what allows us to read the same letter combinations as different words by changing their order – as you can see in these words:
These differences in sequencing are obvious to us, but not to a young child who has not yet learned to read. Amazingly, children are not taught this essential aspect of reading. However, in the Seeing Sequences Program, children easily and rapidly acquire the sequencing and visual memory skills they need.
In this program, students are asked to reproduce sequences of letters in left to right order that build up from two-to-four elements by both copying from a model and then recalling the sequence from memory.
Smooth sequencing and strong visual memory skills prevent numerous reading problems later.
Seeing Sequences Program ($9.99)