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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

MaxScholar online Orton-Gillingham Software ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with FTC Regulations.  

Hello there friends! Have you decided that you will be homeschooling because of the rampant Covid pandemic? Well today I am going to be sharing with you an online reading program that can help your child be a successful reader even if they have dyslexia. It’s called MaxScholar and the program offers a variety of activities for students to help improve reading skills with their MaxScholar Orton-Gillingham Software.
MaxScholar was created to help students who have Dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, processing problems, or for those who are just struggling to learn to read. The online program is based on the research method of the Orton-Gillingham approach, the Lindamood-Bell Process©, and other phonics and reading comprehension strategies with systematic, multi-sensory learning. My youngest child, my son Micah, does not have any reading difficulties but I wanted to review this program because we had success using this with Mikayla a few years ago and because I like exposing him to every opportunity to learn to read.

As I said above, MaxScholar is an online program. It is accessible anywhere you have a good internet connection. A set of speakers or headphones is also good to have too but not a requirement. We received a six month subscription to the MaxGuru program.

It includes access to:

MaxPhonics ~ based of the Orton-Gillingham method this is a multi-sensory program that prepares 3 to 7 year olds for reading.

MaxReading ~ improves reading comprehension and introduces students to the concepts of summarizing, highlighting, and outlining in 13 levels. There is a placement test to see the best level to start with.

MaxWords ~ build vocabulary through reading and word parts knowledge all the while learning word parts and improving spelling. Learn prefixes, suffixes, Greek & Latin word roots, spelling rules, and syllabification.

MaxVocab ~ a dictionary with thousands of entries, definitions, and games to build the students vocabulary.

MaxMusic ~ play fun learning games while strengthening reading skills and learning music. 

MaxPlaces ~ explore the world and check for reading comprehension with multiple choice questions.

MaxBios ~ meet famous people from the past and present from all over the world with these biographies.
All of theses programs belong to the MaxGuru Pack subscription that normally costs $279.00 per year. There is also a 15 day free trial if you want to try before you buy. We received a six-month subscription to the MaxScholar Orton-Gillingham Software for the purpose of this review.

Since we are in the thick of our summer learning studies and part of it includes daily reading time. I like to have our kiddos catch the reading bug at a young age. Light the fire young so to speak so I am a huge fan of free reading at our house for at least 20 minutes a day. While for most of my children this is not a “chore” a few do not enjoy reading time, and Micah is not one of them. Micah gravitates towards online learning programs so I was glad that this one is so interactive for him. He typically worked on his lessons on our school mini iPad.
Overall, I am truly happy with Micah’s MaxScholar progress. It has served us well over the course of the last few weeks as a great supplement to our summer learning. The changes to the program include a more streamlined experience as well as the graphics have been updated. The site is easy to navigate even for my son. I think all the changes, bit and small have made the program streamlined and easy to use for kids and adults alike. But don’t just take my word for it, fifty-nine of my CrewMates also reviewed this product so be sure to check out what they thought of this program also by clicking the banner below!

MaxScholar Orton-Gillingham Software {MaxScholar Reviews}

Company ~ MaxScholar 
 Format ~ online 
 Price ~ $279.00/ year subscription

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