Sunday, January 27, 2013

T.R.I.P. Update #1

This is my first update using the T.R.I.P. system with my 9 year old.  T.R.I.P. stands for Targeted Reading Improvement Program . This program has been in use for Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and other reading problems.





The T.R.I.P. CD contains 20 lessons, each with 3 parts, AND a how-to video with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.







The makers of the T.R.I.P. have over 40 years experience helping people with special reading needs.  Be it spelling, reversing small words, omitting letters at the end of words and more.  

Parents are encouraged to praise their children while working through the lessons, go only as far as the student is comfortable and to encourage repetition.  Lessons should be repeated until instant recognition is attained before moving on.  Repetition is important for special needs students.  

Part 1 of the program is Word Lists.  Each word list contains 10 sight words for a total of 160 basic sight words within the program.  At the start of a new lesson, the word list is printed out and the student goes down the list saying each word.  If the student can say it without needing to sound it out, a check mark is placed next to it.  This is repeated each day that the lesson is worked on.

Next, use word slips for each word they have missed.  Write the word in print and then in cursive.  The student reads the printed word and traces the cursive word with their finger.  They say the word out loud and then write it.  This is a multi-sensory approach to learning.

Part 2 is Flashing Practice.  Shape orientation, numbers, letters and worlds are flashed upon the screen and the student writes down what they see on paper.  After each set is flashed, the answers are displayed and the student corrects his/her paper.  Words get progressively harder the higher up in levels the student goes.  This helps with letter recognition and spelling.

Part 3 is Story Card.  The 10 new sight words introduced in that lesson are reinforced with a read aloud story. Students practice spelling the words, listening to the story and answering simple comprehension questions about the story.


Our Experience so far:
I used this program with my 9 year old daughter.  Though reading has not come easy for her, she has never received a formal diagnosis. 

This program works best when used regularly (same time, same place).  That was the hardest part for us was staying consistent.  But, we did use it about 4 times a week for about 10-20 minutes at a time.

So far, so good - though, her favorite part is definitely the Word Flash!

I'll be updating in a few weeks...so, stay tuned!
    
Disclosure: I received the above product to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.

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