Tuesday, November 17, 2009

AVKO Membership

AVKO is a non profit organization that was founded by Don McCabe. AVKO specialises in helping with the teaching of reading, spelling, writing and typing especially those with dyslexia. AVKO creates materials and books using a multi-sensory approach, combining the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approaches. By using all of the sensory styles AVKO products can teach to any type of learner.

As a CREW member I received a membership to the AVKO site for review. Membership opens up a lot of resources especially for those using the sequential spelling program, which AVKO also sells. I did not receive this program, just the membership, and we currently do not use this spelling program. This site contains a great deal of helpful information like the book STARTING AT SQUARE ONE which will:
  • Teach your K-1 students reading, spelling, handwriting, and keyboarding (optional) as the alphabet is taught.
  • Lay the foundation for your student's literacy: phonemic awareness and word attack skills are learned from the very beginning of the reading process.
  • Teach your older students the phonemic awareness and word attack skills that they never fully learned while first learning to read and spell.
  • Use the completely decodable words as the letters are taught for additional practice in
  • handwriting, reading, and spelling.
Other benefits to an AVKO membership include:

I would most likely not purchase the AVKO membership. this website might be of greater value to those families that need additional, support, information, and resources for their special needs learners, or those that may be using the sequential spelling program. It is definitely a good value for all that you receive, it simply does not meet any needs in our household.
The cost for a one year membership to the AVKO website is $25.00.

If you would like to see what other CREW members had to say please click HERE.

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