“Brian can’t tell the difference between a 5 and a 3 and he sure can’t begin to read! Good luck with that one!” That was my first introduction to a very “special” student as I began my career in education. Brian had a problem with CFU.
Did you know that there are six different Structure of Intellect abilities that have been identified as necessary for reading readiness? Did you also know, that NONE of these abilities involve Semantics (the way a student uses words, concepts and ideas and the way reading is typically taught in schools?)
“Most learning difficulties are not profound, but they become profound if they are not addressed.” This statement of truth by Dr. Robert Meeker, co-founder of SOI Systems, forms a foundational part of the approach the philosophy used at Synap2it! Learning Development Center.
“One of these things is not like the other…” sings a popular children’s tune. But did you know that, while this may just seem like a fun game to most children, it is actually helping them to develop a much needed ability for reading and for life?
When I think of EFC (or classification/organization), I always think of an Elementary aged student named Kimberly that I worked with early in my experience with SOI. At that time in my public education career, I was splitting my time between my duties as a Special Education Inclusion teacher and running the SOI Intervention Lab.