Dec. 21, 2011
-- The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK®) is an interactive reading software program that helps develop reading skills using the Orton-Gillingham phonics method, widely-recognized as the best method for teaching all types of learners who have reading difficulties. LTK uses prerecorded human voices to impart instruction, so it feels like the student is working with a teacher. The prerecorded voice sounds out letter combinations and then makes them into words so the student can hear them clearly and easily. LTK combines audio, visual and tactile-kinesthetic (doing) exercises, so it appeals to three of the main learning styles throughout the instruction process, providing a broad range of teaching value and maintaining the student’s interest.
The Language Tune-Up Kit (LTK) versions 8.0 and later have been tested with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 platform.
“The program works flawlessly,”
says JWor's president, Jim Worby. “These versions interact very well with touchscreen monitors using Windows 7 and Windows 8. Users can interact with any of the program buttons and features. The touchscreen interface is much faster for students than using a mouse. Students may use either the LTK Virtual Keyboard or the Windows on-screen keyboard to enter data into the program. We are pleased that Microsoft has crafted Windows 8 to allow our customers to seamlessly upgrade to their next Windows operating system."
The LTK software is perfect for students aged 6 to adult, who currently read at grade levels 0 to 4. There are two homeschooling programs: LTK At Home and LTK For Kids. Each program maintains a complete record-keeping function for two students, all lessons. Each student begins with the LTK Placement Test to ascertain his/her existing reading and language skill level and the parent instructor then knows where to begin teaching. LTK also provides four reports – bar graph for each lesson and activity; an overview of progress; specific errors; a summary of the student’s score since beginning the program and the placement, based on the placement test.
A visit to the website will provide complete details, including FAQs, ordering information and a free downloadable demo. http://www.jwor.com