Who We Are
3D Learning Ventures, Inc (3DLV) is an IRS approved 501(c)3 corporation, meaning that all donations made to 3DLV will be tax deductible to the donor. All tax-free donations made to 3DLV will be used to fund scientifically sound, objective studies by respected researchers of various methods of teaching individuals suffering from special needs reading challenges (3-D Learners). These studies will focus upon various systems being offered for teaching reading to individuals who have dyslexia or other learning disabilities. The results of these study(s) will be publicized within various professional journals and among educators and schools to promote the teaching of “state-of-the-art,” affordable methods.
3D Learning Ventures independent studies will focus on teaching K-3 children and low literate adults how to read. Statistics indicate that approximately 15% of children in the United States school systems are dyslexic or experience so much difficulty learning to read that they are considered learning disabled and have much-impaired educational and occupational prospects. To grapple with this deficit and the growing public awareness of its societal costs, several programs have emerged in the market place for promoting the development of reading-related skills and capabilities of pre-adolescences with learning disabilities. These programs vary considerably, from mode of intervention, to level of adult involvement, to expense. Yet, to date, little is known about their relative effectiveness.
Current Reading Education Methods
What is the Whole-language Approach The look-see or whole-language approach (also known as “psycholinguistics”) was developed by modern psychologists and denies the students the tools used in the phonics system but teaches them to learn through rote memorization. with the ‘look and say’ method children learn to recognize whole words or sentences rather than individual sounds. students look at a word that is sounded for them and, in turn, repeat the sound (the word). flashcards with individual words written on them may be used for this method often accompanied with a related picture. combining this method with phonics may improve the both methods. however, many western educational systems do not take advantage of the strengths of this learning modality.
What is Phonics Phonics is simply the system of relationships between letters and sounds in a language. When your kindergartener learns that the letter B has the sound of /b/ and your second-grader learns that “tion” sounds like /shun/, they are learning phonics. Learning phonics will help children learn to read and spell. Written language can be compared to a code, so knowing the sounds of letters and letter combinations will help your child decode words as he reads. Knowing phonics will also help your child know which letters to use as he writes words.