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.
I gave my friend Sean a call the other day to see how he was getting along. “Great,” he said. “In fact, I’m doing really well. You knew that I’m working on my Master’s degree, didn’t you?”