MindWing Concepts’ research-based approach incorporates hands-on tools with patented icons that help educators put research and theory into practice in the classroom and in therapy. Our materials are colorful, dynamic and child-friendly. There is nothing else on the market with the longevity of this methodology that targets this set of skills that also includes the multi-sensory tools research base, developmental nature, progress monitoring and assessment tools and application to a diverse population.
For several reasons. First, there is an increased use of standardized, high-stakes educational testing at the local, state and national levels. Second, it is estimated that two-thirds of American children cannot read, comprehend and communicate orally and in writing up to grade level. Finally, a growing number of students are having difficulty comprehending text necessary for the information age. The Story Grammar Marker® and related materials are aimed specifically at enhancing student capabilities and success by linking language development to literacy.
The Story Grammar Marker® is successful because it is fun, easy to use and its icon system creates a platform for learning the narrative structure of a story. Our other tools and materials build upon this and bridge into expository text as well as conversation – all three aspects of Discourse.
Professionals in the fields of speech and language pathology, DHH, Autism, reading, linguistics, cognitive psychology and counseling have used the SGM® and extended methodology and feel that it…
Parents can use the SGM® because it provides a simple approach for analyzing and conveying elements of a story to help with reading comprehension, writing and even conversation!
Kids LOVE it! Children love the SGM® because, as a tool, it can be held, manipulated and easily referenced to help then whether they are dealing with comprehension, writing, critical thinking or social interaction. The Story Grammar Marker® redefines and expands the traditional story sequencing of beginning-middle-end by providing easy to use, easy to remember icons that help parents and educators facilitate the oral and written language development of students. The fact that it is developmental in nature means that professionals and parents can assess where a student is and then provide intervention to increase their skills and communicative competence.
Our research-based approach and hands-on tools are designed for early childhood, elementary, middle and high school students throughout the curriculum. Our focus is helping ALL children in general (and special) education classrooms — especially those classified as/diagnosed with:
MindWing’s interactive workshops involve discussion, lecture, video, small and large group activities, modeling and guided practice. Participants learn about the research-base of MindWing’s approach and walk away with child-friendly tools to use the very next day to deliver and implement this methodology with their students.
Over the past 25 years, MindWing Concepts, Inc. has provided hundreds of professional development workshops for professionals and parents…