AVKO Educational Research Foundation
Providing Teaching Materials & Information for Those With Learning Disabilities
3084 Willard Road
Birch Run, MI 48415-9404
AVKO Educational Research Foundation is a non-profit, 501(C)3 membership organization, founded in 1974, that focuses on the development and production of materials and especially techniques to teach reading and spelling, handwriting (manuscript and cursive), and keyboarding. AVKO is dedicated to the teaching everyone how to read and spell, regardless of their mild to moderate learning disabilities, dyslexia, poverty, or opportunity.
AVKO has as its mission the following:
To determine what makes the learning of reading and spelling so difficult for some and so easy for others.
To determine what it is about our language that good readers learn without being taught that poor readers don't.
To determine whether or not that which poor readers don't learn is ever systematically taught and if it isn't, if it can be.
To devise techniques and materials to enable teachers (or parents) to systematically teach poor readers and/or poor spellers that which schools presently are not teaching.
To widely disseminate its discoveries of techniques and materials that enable dyslexics to learn to read and to spell.
Individual Membership in AVKO is only $25 per year and provides tremendous benefits, including hundreds of dollars worth of free E-books; discounts on the other AVKO books – including the very popular Sequential Spelling series; the AVKO E-newsletter containing freebies, discounts, resources and promotions; supplemental teaching products; access to MP3 versions of the workshops of Don McCabe, Chairman and founder of AVKO; pretests and placement tests, and loads of other benefits.
If your child – or you – have dyslexia or other similar learning challenges, please visit AVKO’s website today and become a member – or simply review their catalog and the large amount of information provided to enhance learning for all learners.