eReflect, Parent Company of Ultimate Spelling Calls on Teachers to Adapt Teaching Materials Based on Children's Abilities

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Adapting technology to the user is important, according to recent studies. Noted e-learning company eReflect incorporates personalization tools into its technologies to support the learning needs and styles of a range of users in its newly-released Ultimate Spelling 2013.

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In a national survey conducted on primary grade teachers across the United States several years ago, it was found that most teachers use a highly structured, standardized spelling program.

School programs, such as spelling lessons, are understandably designed uniformly across the board. However, as the developers at eReflect noted in a statement today, when a significant number of students are not benefiting from this one-size-fits-all approach, it is up to the instructors to make certain adjustments to the program for the sake of the students. As discussed in a 2012 study by Patrick McAndrew in the journal published by the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET), this is important whether the students are experiencing physical challenges, learning disabilities, or any other educational obstacles.

When it comes to the matter of teaching spelling to students, it’s not merely the simple task of showing them how to correctly write down the words. The developers at eReflect are aware of that, and their newly-released Ultimate Spelling 2013 incorporates the many other factors involved in spelling that must be considered, such as the identification and the recognition of the word and its definition, how it is pronounced, and in what context it can be used.

However, as eReflect's development team pointed out in today's statement, it appears that for most teachers in primary and secondary schools, it really is just about showing students the arrangement of the letters. This of course, leads to lower learning rates on the part of the students. What is even more problematic is that even with proof of the inefficiency of this approach, many teachers still do not do much to adjust their teaching styles and programs.

In a national survey conducted on primary grade teachers across the United States several years ago, it was found that most teachers use a highly structured, standardized spelling program. Because this program was designed in such a generic manner, it hardly pays any attention to the differences in the students’ learning curves. Inevitably, therefore, somebody gets left behind. In fact, the survey revealed that a significant amount of teachers (42%) did not do anything to modify the lessons at all for the sake of the slower learners.

eReflect's Ultimate Spelling development team urges teachers to be a little bit more sensitive to their students’ learning abilities, and to move away from the strictly standardized model. The creators of the spelling tutorial have taken this principle to heart themselves, recognizing the wide spectrum of learning styles and rates among children. That is why they designed their program to be flexible and adjustable enough to fit the needs of the specific user. This way, there is guaranteed focus on each individual student’s spelling abilities and a personalized rate of progression, making sure that the learner really does absorb the lessons.

For more information about how spelling software can improve spelling performance for you and your family, please visit the official website at http://www.ultimatespelling.com.

About Ultimate Spelling™

Ultimate Spelling provides a modern and easy to use spelling software that has been designed with one goal in mind – making children want to learn.

It is a fast and easy way to master even the most complicated spelling, without the need to write long lists or complete boring tests.

In fact, Ultimate Spelling provides more than just spelling help. It is a complete educational resource that boosts all level of a child’s literacy.

Containing a personal computer tutor, Ultimate Spelling is the most realistic step-by-step guide to flawless spelling ability.

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