Orton-Gillingham Based...Enhanced with the Latest Neuroscience
For Students in PreK through Grade 12
The Fluency Builders program is an evidence based program for students with mild, moderate, or severe dyslexia.
RESULTS in WEEKS...
We understand that dyslexia impacts your child’s self-esteem EVERY DAY.
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Digital Downloadable Kit for Online or In-Person Tutoring
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A Homeschooling Mother's Journey...
It's Never Too Late
As a mother you will do almost anything to help your child succeed and learning to read was one area I knew my son needed to at least be practically functional. After years of tutoring with different tutors and programs, it wasn't until we addressed his fluency through the Fluency Builders program that he actually started reading faster, with improved accuracy and was able to understand what he read due to his improved prosody. His reading is enjoyable to listen to and will allow him to reach his goal of reading books to his own children someday.
- Karina B.
Student Gains 30+ Words Correct Per Minute
in 3 Months
My second grade student has made dramatic progress in fluency in his first 3 months and he is now picking up books and reading at home - something he usually doesn't do.
Special and Inclusive Education Senior Coordinator
Results in Weeks...Not Years...in a School Setting
As an Interventionist in an elementary public school setting, I highly recommend the Early Literacy Solutions Orton-Gillingham based Fluency Builders Program.
Our school began using the program in March through May to meet fluency needs that weren’t successfully addressed with other programs. All students showed improvement in several areas during this short time frame. 7 out of 11 students showed improvement in Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM) and Phonological Awareness. All students showed improvement in Decoding.
The Fluency Builders Screener and Progress Tracker are comprehensive and well organized to easily analyze and interpret progress. The responsiveness and customer service from Georgie Normand is outstanding. All questions were answered within 24 hours if not sooner! From the rapid improvement in the students’ progress to the excellent customer support, it has been a pleasure utilizing the Fluency Builders Program. I highly recommend Fluency Builders!
- Christine Quick, M.Ed.
Interventionist Monroe, NC
View detailed results of the significant progress made by these students:
I Love the Fluency Builders Program
My student has struggled with sounding out every word in every sentence for the past year. After completing one level of FB, she was able to read the passages in the program fluently. She remembers her spelling rules and talks through them when spelling words. It really is quite remarkable. Thank you for helping me help her.
Vanessa Dettrie, M.Ed. Virginia Beach, VA
Student Gains 51 Words Correct per Minute in 90 Days and Is Now at Grade Level Reading Fluency
I am very pleased with my student's progress. I truly love this program.
Sherry Holliday, M.Ed., Reading Specialist Houston, TX
Amazing Results After One Level
I just completed the first level with two of my kiddos. They did amazing! I'm so proud and so are they! They were reading smooth and fast by the end of the level. It is so exciting to see my kiddos all smiling when they read. One of them has been trying to read fluently for the last 4 years with very little success until we did this program. I'm loving it!
Stacie Nordstrom, New Bedford Academy, Lambertville, MI
A Private Reading Tutor Sees Significant Improvement in Oral Reading Fluency in Her Student
As a reading tutor, I am so happy that I invested in the Fluency Builders program to supplement my tutoring sessions where I use the Orton-Gillingham Approach. The oral reading fluency of one of my dyslexic students improved significantly once I implemented this program. Noticeable results could be observed within 1-2 months. I enjoy the ease of using this program. Furthermore, Georgie Normand has always been very helpful when I had questions, so customer service is exceptional!
Bethanne, Reading Tutor
Speech Language Pathologists Who Work with Dyslexic Children
I am seeing positive progress with my students in just a few short weeks.
Brooklynn Pursley, M.A. Speech Language Pathologist, Sturgeon Bay, WI
The Fluency Builders Program provides such a clear and concise approach while still allowing me the flexibility to accommodate the unique learning styles of my students.
Katelyn Nedza, M.A. Speech Language Pathologist, Island Lake, IL
DYSLEXIA IS MORE THAN
A PHONOLOGICAL DEFICIT...
60% of dyslexic students have a double deficit in both phonological awareness and rapid naming. A rapid naming deficit often prevents the student from becoming a fluent reader. But most dyslexia programs have been designed to primarily address the phonological deficit. These interventions often take years without bringing a student to grade level fluency. That's why the Fluency Builders Program starts with our PreK-2 or Grades 3-12 Dyslexia Screener. The results identify your child or student's unique deficit profile and provide tips on how to use the program for that profile.
Functional MRI studies clearly show that a strong focus on fluency building activities dramatically increases brain connectivity in reading-related regions of the brain, helping students make faster progress in fluency and every other reading domain compared to traditional dyslexia programs. Fluency work is front-loaded in the Fluency Builders program and integrated throughout the intervention for immediate and sustained fluency gains. Watch our video below to learn how the Fluency Builders program can help your child or student make faster progress towards becoming …
A FLUENT READER
AN ACCURATE SPELLER
with IMPROVED READING COMPREHENSION
Download the affordable and easy to use Fluency Builders Dyslexia Kit today to help your child begin making immediate progress towards grade level reading.
Move your child quickly
from learning to read to reading to learn!
Walk Through the
Fluency Builders Dyslexia Program
Walk Through the Fluency Builders Dyslexia Program
Enhanced with fluency building activities recommended in current dyslexia science and designed to accelerate your child's progress, the Fluency Builders program is the first ENHANCED Orton-Gillingham based program.
Learn More About the Fluency Builders Program...
BETTER RESULTS IN LESS TIME...
The Fluency Builders Digital Kit Components
Quick Start Guide
The Fluency Builders Dyslexia Screeners (The PreK-2 Screener and the Grades 3-12 Screener). The Screeners identify your child or student’s unique dyslexia profile with specific recommendations for using the program with that profile.
Screeners include alternate fluency passages for reuse as an ongoing progress monitoring tool.
Easy to use scripted dyslexia program with How-To videos (no need for time-consuming and costly workshops)
Teacher TOOLKIT (with video) presents the foundational research for the program and includes teacher resources.
Phonological and phonemic awareness instruction
Explicit, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory phonics instruction. Fluency work begins immediately.
Systematic instruction of high frequency words with immediate and sustained use in text
Word level automaticity and fully decodable sentence level fluency practice
Explicit handwriting instruction (for younger students) with extensive practice in writing/spelling from dictation (based on new research linking handwriting fluency to reading fluency)
Spelling/spell-checking instruction and practice
Vocabulary and morphology with syllable instruction
Ongoing cumulative review
Intensive fluency training with connected text - including a focus on accuracy, rate, and prosody with modeled, paired, timed, and repeated reading of high interest passages with increasing levels of difficulty
Comprehension strategies with narrative and informational texts (beginning in mid-year grade 1), including self-monitoring, learning how to become a proactive reader, and using text structure and text features to enhance comprehension
Teaching aids include games, award certificates, and "I'm a Proactive Reader" instructional bookmarks.
Lesson Planner for working with connected text includes coaching strategies for spotting and eliminating dyslexia related reading behaviors
Simple progress tracking tools, motivational student Progress Chart, and student certificates
Comprehensive knowledge and practice-based certification program available.
More About What's Inside the Kit...
The Teacher TOOLKIT presents the foundational research for the Fluency Builders program and provides teacher resources. (Includes video.)
The Fluency Builders
Program and Support Videos
The Program Includes 15 Fluency Builders
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About the Screeners
Fluency Builders Digital Dyslexia Kit
Includes the PreK-2 and Grades 3-12 Dyslexia Screeners with How-To-Screen Video
No need to purchase a separate spelling program or handwriting curriculum. Both are fully integrated and dyslexia specific, with the handwriting program based on important new research linking handwriting fluency with reading fluency.
QUICK START GUIDE included.
No other dyslexia screener captures more risk factors and deficits associated with dyslexia. The Fluency Builders Dyslexia Screeners are the most dyslexia-specific screeners available.
The Screeners are based on the most recent neurocognitive research on risk factors and deficits associated with dyslexia.
Family History of Reading Difficulties
Early Language Delay
Deficits identified will vary according to age/grade level/semester.
Rapid Automatized Naming (RAN)
Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
Verbal Working Memory
Letter Name/Letter Sound Knowledge
Oral Reading Fluency (accuracy, rate, prosody)
Dyslexia Related Reading Behaviors
The Fluency Builders Universal
PreK-2 Dylexia Screener
The Fluency Builders 3-12
The Screeners help you tailor the program to your child or student’s unique dyslexia profile. Dyslexia is not a one-size-fits-all reading disability.
According to the most recent neurocognitive research on dyslexia, each student has a unique deficit profile.
The Screener results provide specific recommendations on how to use the Fluency Builders program for your child or student’s unique dyslexia profile.
Screeners include alternate fluency passages for reuse as a progress monitoring tool.
The Fluency Builders Digital Dyslexia Kit Includes:
Quick Start Guide
PreK-2 Dyslexia Screener
Grades 3-12 Dyslexia Screener
The Fluency Builders Program
Teaching Aids, Games, Award Certificates
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1. Do I really need to use the included Test/Screener before starting the program?Although the Fluency Builders program is a scripted open-and-go program, we recommend using the Screener first even if your child has already been diagnosed with dyslexia. Dyslexia is not a one-size-fits-all reading disability. The Screener provides your child's unique dyslexia profile and gives you tips on how to use the program for that profile. This means your child can make faster progress. You won't be spending time on weaknesses your child doesn't have. Your Kit includes a How-To video for the Screener that you can watch before testing.
2. How long does it usually take to test a child?If you watch the Screener video before testing, and have your materials prepared in advance, the following is a guideline. - Early Fall PreK (5 minutes) - Late Spring PreK (15 minutes) - Kindergarten (15 minutes) - Early Fall Grade 1 (15 minutes) - Mid Year to Late Spring Grade 1 (20-25 minutes) - Grade 2 (20-25 minutes) - Grades 3-12 (25 minutes)
3. How do I know where my child should begin in the program?Your Kit includes a Quick Start Guide. Follow the steps in the Quick Start Guide to identify your child's placement in the program.