WHERE OUR TECHNIQUE WORKS BEST
We would like to share with you what we've learned from the past 30 years from our daughter Maria who has Down Syndrome and the parents who have used our technique.
Note: These materials and technique are based on our experience with our daughter. Because each child is different with regard to abilility/disability, age and degree of impairment each child will develop at his own pace and to his own potential. Our materials and technique are meant to be an aid in learning but there is no gurantee of specific results.
If your child is:
INFANT TO 2 YEARS (AN EXCELLENT TIME TO START)
If you are the parent of a newborn, this is a great time to start our technique, because the average child will watch 5000 hours of television by the time he enters first grade. If your child is in this age group, you should consider carefully how these 5000 hours will be spent. Those parents who use television primarily with our DVDs have the best results. If your child is going to watch television, help make that experience useful and beneficial as well as entertaining.
3 YEARS OR OLDER AND IS ALREADY WATCHING TELEVISION
At this age many children have already developed strong preferences for certain shows. DVDs such as those we make often have difficulty competing with the action and "glitz" of much of children's programming, particularly since our DVDs are purposefully designed to have a more focused, slower-paced approach. If your child is already watching this type of programming, try our Free-Trial Software for Android and Windows pcs. We do not support Ipad or Macs.
NONVERBAL AND 3 YEARS OR OLDER
With regard to successful use of our technique, there can often be an advantage to having an older child who is nonverbal, that is, with a vocabulary of less than 100 words. Because of the slower, more deliberate way in which we speak the words on the DVD, a non-verbal child will, in general, have a higher interest level in the DVDs and will repeatedly watch them over a longer period of time. But we still recommend you try our Free-Trial Software for Android and Windows pcs.
ADOLESCENTS AND ADULTS
Adolescents and adults who have a very limited reading vocabulary, that is, less than 100 words, and who want to learn to read can also benefit from our technique. Because they are truly interested in learning to read, they will work with the materials consistently. Again we recommend that you first use our Free-Trial Software for Android and Windows pcs.