Reading Program

Academix Excellence Reading Program

Is your child struggling to read?

Statistics released recently indicate that most primary school children in cannot read properly!

Reading forms the basis for all learning. If a child struggles with reading he/she will struggle with all subjects, including word sums in Mathematics.

If a child is struggling in school, his/her self-image is affected negatively, poor social behaviour can be observed and school can become a nightmare to be avoided.

What can be done to change the situation around?

Academix, a comprehensive educational software program developed in South Africa, addresses visual perception and reading development problems. A child needs to be prepared for reading from an early age with several exercises, which include visual perception, sequence, memory, concentration etc. Academix addresses the following areas:

  • Visual Discrimination
  • Sequencing
  • Analysis and Synthesis
  • Concentration
  • Reading techniques (9 different techniques such as eye movement, mark and fixation reading techniques)
  • Memory
  • Comprehension
  • Letter recognition
  • Spelling
  • Grammatical concepts like plurals, synonyms and antonyms
  • Word construction
  • Sentence construction
  • The ability to edit/add reading lessons by teachers and/or parents.
  • Eye span exercises
  • Eye movement exercises
  • Word sums (1500 word sums from grade 1 to grade 7 levels are included)

Academix provides the opportunity for all learners of all ages to develop the skills required to process information for academic purposes. This program is often used by students as well, for example the University of North-West uses it to ensure all students read at the correct amount of words per minute for their age. Reading lessons have been graded according to levels and subjects of interest. Academix can be used to rectify reading problems or as an advanced reading development program. Reading lessons are supplied in English and Afrikaans for all levels.

The main menu is user-friendly and contains the following choices for the learner to choose from:                                            

  • Fun with colour
  • Fun with shapes
  • Fun with pictures
  • Fun with letters
  • Fun with numbers
  • Fun with words
  • Fun with sentences
  • Fun with stories