The “Accelerated Literacy Blueprint” – an innovative child literacy program – is garnering adherents among educators, praise from parents, and remarkable results among literacy-challenged students.
The Accelerated Literacy Blueprint offers an individualized approach to improving reading and writing skills that most classrooms cannot. It taps cognitive science principles to identify specific obstacles in each child's path to full literacy and addresses where the learning process breaks down. The program then leverages the child's personal and academic strengths to accelerate their progress with reading and writing.
Created by noted speech pathologist Adele Jane, the Accelerated Literacy Blueprint is the product of more than a decade of her experiences in both counseling and as mother of a reading-challenged child.
“Our program takes the 'hit and miss' out of addressing literacy challenges” says Jane. “The individualized approach is key – and unfortunately something that fewer and fewer public classrooms are in a position to provide.”
Far from a “therapy” in which the session leader holds all the keys to success, Jane's program provides parents and children with tools that they can apply themselves. The idea, she says, is to equip them with learning mechanisms they can use over the student's entire academic career.
Though based on a solid framework of cognitive science (with particular focus on high level “executive”
“The value of helping students realize their full potential and not fall further behind cannot be overstated,”
“Failure to intervene, on the other hand, can invite a cumulative effect with lifelong consequences.”
Free Accelerated Literacy Blueprint information evenings are scheduled for Wednesday, July 30th and August 6th, venues to be announced. Both begin at 7 p.m. More information is available at www.acceleratedliteracy.com.
About Speech Pathologist Adele Jane
Adele Jane holds an Honours Degree from Curtin University in Western Australia. With more than a decade of experience, she has successfully treated a wide range of speech disorders and other learning challenges. Adele currently spends much of her time working with literacy, particularly with children who are having difficulty acquiring literacy on a par with their other thinking skills. She works extensively with executive functions, the higher level cognitive skills that control and regulate the other thinking processes. Adele Jane is based in Perth, Western Australia.