Kinephonics educational software is specifically designed to accelerate language learning. Whether a student is learning to pronounce, spell, read or write in their first language or a foreign language, the Kinephonics process delivers fast and effective results and video evidence to prove it. Students and educators sign up for a free student trial or register for a private classroom to share with other learners. Central to the success of this tool is a mirror device which enables a truly reflective learning opportunity and a video camera.
By encouraging a student to 'listen and speak' as they watch their reflection on a screen, 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'. This recognition has helped us to progress our interest in establishing Kinephonics® as a cure for dyslexia.
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 taped a picture and a matching word to a mirror for one of her students and asked them to read the word "apple" and then speak it aloud, while they watched their mouth move in the reflection. She then introduced other words and within a few short sessions noticed a distinct improvement in the child's ability to read, speak 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: selecting a word or phrase, playing it and then repeating it, while watching yourself talk.
Online classrooms found in Kinephonics® encourage language learners to share their clips with each other. In the case of a school environment, students share with their teachers, who can then 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 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.
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"We are grateful to be able to make learning universally accessible (and aspirational)." Kinephonics Founder, Anna Gill, 2017
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