The Computer-Assisted Literacy Solution (CALS) is a program that helps children and adults with varying skill levels build fluency in the foundation skills of reading and math. Individualized training streams and a focus on motivational principles improves self-esteem and confidence to deliver impressive results. The program can be accessed anywhere using a computer with high speed/broadband access to the internet.
Where broadband-connected computers are available, we would recommend that clubs and districts consider using CALS as an opportunity to help individuals in their communities through literacy improvement.
- A computer based program which teaches foundation skills for reading.
- A method whereby children or adults who cant read can be given individualized help.
- A self paced teaching program which teaches, assesses and motivates the student. A supportive mentor for each student can also play a role.
- A program that was field tested before being adopted by the RI Literacy Resource Group.
- Take a student or adult who cant read due to failures to master the basic foundation skills for reading and enable that person to acquire those skills.
- Enable a child who has fallen behind by a grade level or more to catch up.
- Enable a dyslexic child to overcome the first and most basic barrier to reading.
CALS can be used:
- In a school setting.
- In a public library.
- In an adult literacy program.
- In a program offered by any community group such as the Boys and Girls Club, a local church, the Salvation Army, or the YMCA.
- In a jail, prison or juvenile detention facility.
For more information please visit CALS Website at
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