Remember I got this program at the NDSS convention this summer? Well, I finally got around to starting it this past week with Chase, and shoot! I didn't think I would have an update this quickly!
We do the flashcards 3x/day (most days- I repeated a couple just because I didn't remember to fit it in)...and today, Day 6...
Chase read the word CHEESE.
Now, I know that the entire program is based on whole word recognition; that Chase is not learning to read like you and I learned, by first recognizing individual letters and sounds and then combining them to form actual words. But that is the beauty of it! He (and the majority of kids with Ds) is a GREAT visual learner. He sees the words as pictures and is learning to recognize what they mean. Phonics will come later...but for now, Chase is learning to read.