As a Mom who has raised a struggling reader, I’m always looking for products that help advance my children in their reading skills and also can help other families with struggling readers. When I saw this review for MaxScholar, I was immediately interested in learning more about this program for both my children and to share with our friends as well. Their Reading Intervention Programs looked almost too good to be true!
MaxScholar’s Reading Intervention Programs were designed to help kids that struggle with reading skills. Kids who have ADHD, Dyslexia, learning disabilities and processing or sensory issues can benefit greatly from their program. The program itself is multi-sensory based and centralizes it’s style around the Orton-Gillingham Approach for learning. The program adapts to your child’s needs in reading, phonics and more and is easily accessed on any device such as a tablet or computer.
Writing is also included to help your struggling student increase their skills there as well. Learning to retell passages, write basic paragraphs and answer questions are important skills that every child should learn. This program helps you to make that happen.
This program includes Pre-K Phonics for your early readers, MaxPhonics for the next step in reading, MaxReading for that step above Phonics instruction, MaxWords to help increase your child’s understanding of language, MaxMusic which is a wonderful way to increase recognition and auditory skills, MaxVocab to help encourage a wider vocabulary for your child, MaxPlaces provides a chance to virtually explore the world, and MaxBios which introduces your student to many interesting personalities from both the past and the present.
The program is easy to set up. You sign up, log in and get started. There is a free trial available to give it a try before purchasing a subscription.
When you sign in, you are taken to your dashboard where you will find all the important information for using this program. Here you will be able to set up your students for using the program. You can also access reports on your children’s accomplished work, access and set up classes or groups, see your licensing for the program’s use, and download material related to what the program provides for your student’s learning. You can also print straight from the program as needed.
At the top of your screen you will find a link that says “MyMax” This will take you to the program page where you can access the same programs as your students. Here you can work through the program yourself and see what it’s like for your students. When the student’s log in this is the page they see and work through. As they begin the program, they complete a series of tests that question them and upon completion of these, they are placed in the appropriate learning point to help them learn and increase their skills. The program reviews skills as needed as well and adapts completely to the students needs.
Each program is unique and important to building reading skills. The programs are designed to work with any age from preschool to adult, so this program would also work wonderfully with an adult education program or someone older who struggles with reading, as well as with a younger student who is just learning to read.
For our review, I chose to set the program up for Laycie and Winston. These two are my struggling readers. Both have learned a great deal while working on this review and we will continue to use it after this post is done.
Win reads well but he’s always struggled with it. It’s definitely not his strong point and so I was very hopeful that this would be beneficial to him with learning. It has been and he’s enjoyed learning through using it. He loves computer programs and though this is educational, he’s still okay with it. I had him complete the series of tests, which was easily done. He got a bit bored with the length of the testing but he understood it was necessary to help the program place him where he was needing the most help. It didn’t take long and he was immediately able to get started, working specifically at the places the program suggested for him to complete.
Laycie is still learning to read and her seizure disorder sometimes makes that hard for her. She struggles with remembering due to her medication. She didn’t have a hard time working through the questions section for placement either. She is at a much lower level than her brother so her skills were definitely different. Once we had the test portion complete, the program was able to appropriately place her and she was able to get started as well.
If your student is struggling in reading, this program is a good one for you to try out. An Individual Software license is available for $279 per license which gives access to the entire program. There are other options available for purchase as well.
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