I am a clinical neuropsychologist from a family of teachers and have developed a fun reading program for grades K-3 that systematically develops reading skills. It has become clear to me that children from K to 3rd grade must learn to read, because from 4th grade on they must read to learn. In order to achieve this goal the TNT Reading software first tests a student's skills and then develops a targeted training program for each student in order to maximize learning. In addition to the training being game-like, fun brain building video games are provided to increase a student's motivation and to reward successful performance. I am making this software available absolutely free for any teacher or school system to explore and use for a semester with any number of students. This offer is part of my personal effort to help children with learning or attention issues become better readers. I also want feedback about ways to improve the software in order to make it more effective and easier to use.
To try out this innovative software for free to see if it meets your school's needs, just download and save the TNT Reading installation package using this link:
A "File Download" box will appear. Next, click on the Save button. A "Save As" box will appear and you will need to select the subdirectory on your hard drive where this file will be saved. I recommend saving it to your "My Documents" subdirectory at the top level of your hard drive. The file name is tntpro201132.exe. Please note that the file is large (approximately 2.7 GB) and will take a considerable amount of time to complete over a high-speed connection.
Once you have completed the download, use the Windows Explorer to find tntpro201132.exe in the subdirectory where you saved it. Installing the program requires that you have a user with Administrator permissions on the computer. Double-click on the file to start the installation program and enter the password (tntp201132) in order to install the program. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation. The TNT Reading icon will then be installed onto your desktop so that you can easily find the program. To start the program, double-click on this icon.
While the program comes with context relevant Help and a 300+ page manual, I am also making myself available to do a free in-service training via Skype upon request. After you have installed and reviewed the TNT Reading System, take the Reading Test yourself and also the supplementary Memory Tests. Next, create your own training program and give TNT a "test drive."
Contact us if you wish to get more information about using the TNT Reading System for free in your school by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can call us at 1-800-822-0538 and ask to speak to one of our staff members about this FREE School Reading program offer. The company, BrainTrain, which distributes this product has been in business for over 21 years and our products are in all 50 states and in over 50 other countries. We look forward to hearing from you.
Joseph A. Sandford, Ph.D.
President, BrainTrain, Inc.