The First Cognitively Based Reading Programs
SkateKids™ and Ramps To Reading™ are online digital game-based reading programs built to stimulate and develop the cognitive processes necessary for learning to read while students build critical literacy skills, with a unique focus on reading comprehension.
Scientific research has demonstrated that a series of cognitive processes are involved in learning to read, including:
Planning: The student decides how to attack a task, exerting cognitive control over processes and knowledge with intentionality.
Attention: Focused cognitive activity and resistance to distraction are essential in the process of learning to read.
Simultaneous and Sequential Processing: Reading, like many other tasks requires the brain to simultaneously process a mass of information and then to take in and manipulate the sequence of information, from the letters in a word to the sentences in a paragraph.
SkateKids and Ramps To Reading explicitly develop Planning, Attention, and Simultaneous and Sequential Processing to enable students to make rapid gains in the acquisition of literacy skills, along with the skills identified by the National Reading Panel.
These highly effective programs complement any existing reading program by ensuring that students can build effective learning strategies, while developing the cognitive skills necessary to become proficient readers.