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Kinephonics® educational software is specifically designed to accelerate speech & language development. Whether a student is learning to speak, write, read or spell in English or a foreign language, the Kinephonics® process delivers fast and effective results.   Students and educators get started by creating a series of video clips with subtitles. Just like a newsreader, they can present information about a subject of their choice. They can also choose to speak with a new accent or translate their ideas into a foreign language.


Central to the success of this tool is a mirror device and a video camera which enable a truly reflective learning opportunity. 
By encouraging a student to watch their reflection while they are reading out the subtitles, they are more likely to retain and remember information. 
Mirror neurons are automatically activated in the brain. 
New neurological pathways are created and information is embedded more deeply.

 

Early recognition of the concept from neuroscientist, Prof. J. Zull, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio sees him describing the literacy mirror tool as 'meshing well with their neurological view of learning that stresses the extensive connections between the senses'.


HOW DID WE DISCOVER THIS?

It's no secret that some students learn more quickly than others. But it's often unclear why this is the case. Are some of us just smarter than others? Do others just have to work harder to get decent results?


Puzzled by the question, Kinephonics founder Anna Gill searched for the answer outside of the box.


Why was it that some children are naturally bright, but fail to perform in the classroom? 

Why was there a gap? Anna extended her search to the world of neurological science. 

She investigated how reading, writing, listening and speaking skills fitted together, in relation to learning. Critically, she noted the relationship between phonemic awareness and orthographic mapping, which determines our ability to remember the words that we read. Being aware of mouth movement was noticeably central to the process of activating new neurological pathways in the brain and retaining knowledge.


Watching the mouth move when speaking, reading and listening to a written word,
naturally engages the mind's language circuitry.


To test this theory, she created her original literacy mirror alphabet book, Look at my Mouth; an amazing way for children to learn the sounds of the alphabet, 2005, otherwise known as The Look book of Sounds.  She used the book with students who were having difficulty learning to read. Within a few short sessions, she noticed a distinct improvement in children's ability to read, spell and remember written words. New neural pathways had been created and the previously poor student began to flourish.

 
GETTING RESULTS WITH KINEPHONICS TECHNOLOGY

Kinephonics software is based on the theory of mirror neuron activation which is why a mirror and a video camera are both central to the design. Students and educators register for Kinephonics® and download the app. Every milestone is achieved through the same process: The student starts by writing and reviewing the subtitle and then they record a video clip of themselves reading the subtitle. This process is repeated until the subject matter is explained.    

Private study rooms found in Kinephonics® encourage learners to share their clips with each other. In the case of a school environment, teachers can monitor and record their progress.


After a number of sessions using the Kinephonics software,
teachers have reported a remarkable improvement in their students' ability to read, write and pronounce words.


This insight into learning and the functioning of the brain led us to rightfully conclude that many students with learning difficulties or dyslexia need to start by building neurological pathways that have not yet been created. By using the Kinephonics technology, these students have a chance to take their first steps towards improved learning and success, alongside their peers.

 

Kinephonics Technology is designed for educators, trainers, students and leaders.

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"Learning can be universally accessible (and aspirational)." Kinephonics Founder, Anna Gill, 2017

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  • ' The approach uses several cognitive senses – sight, sound and proprioception – and meshes well with our neurological view of learning that stresses the extensive connection between the senses. ' P.161 From Brain to Mind, Professor J. Zull 2011 Case Western University, Cleveland, OHIO, USA

    BIOCHEMIST - NEUROSCIENTIST

  • 'It certainly offers an innovative, entertaining, and attractive way to demonstrate to young children that words are composed of individual sounds, which is an important thing to understand when learning to read.'  McArthur and Coltheart, 2005 Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science, Macquarie University, Australia about original publication of Kinephonics® concept

    PROFESSOR

  • 'It is just great!! I love it!! It really is so simple, obvious, needed, attractive, precise, just right, etc. etc. You have captured this concept to a tee. The illustrations are great and I like the use of all of them front and back. I especially like your introduction of each word with a simple sentence and including some good adjectives.' Helen Grant, Teacher 40 years, 2005 about original publication of Kinephonics® concept

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