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Conducted by Don McCabe and/or Kate Gladstone

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Special Workshop Topics:

  1. Developing Your Own Spelling Program
  2. Using AVKO Materials in Regular Classrooms
  3. Using AVKO Materials in Resource Rooms
  4. The Mechanics of English Spelling
  5. Mouth Control   Participants will learn how to help students acquire NEW PATTERNS OF SPEECH that will help them avoid violent confrontations and help them develop self-confidence and self-esteem.
  6. Spelling: Accentuate the Positive; Eliminate the Negative; Don't Mess with Mr. In-Between
  7. Phonemic Awareness
  8. Phonics
  9. Starting a Tutoring Course
  10. Design Your Own Workshop
  11. Handwriting Repair with Kate Gladstone
  12. AVKO Tutor Certification
  13. Three Day Weekend AVKO Tutor/Tutor-Trainer Workshop

Free Videos

Great for Homeschool groups and school workshops

Watch Don McCabe as he takes a 17-year-old dyslexic through his first lesson at the AVKO Educational Research Foundation.

You will be able to watch the young man's face as he discovers that Mr. McCabe has "tricked him" into being able to read and spell instantly the word malicious!   This will help you see just how spellbinding and interesting Don McCabe can be in any of the workshops listed above.

Cost of AVKO Workshops:

  • Cost:  $600.00 a day, plus expenses.  Grants available.
  • Grants of up to $300.00 available to school systems that can demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
  • Grants of up to $500.00 available to Home School Organizations and adult literacy organizations such as local chapters of the International Dyslexia Association, the Learning Disabilities Association, Literacy Volunteers of America, Laubach Literacy, Michigan Literacy, Reading Reform Foundation, the Right to Read Foundation, and any independent local literacy group.

The AVKO Challenge and Guarantee:

Participants may watch a demonstration in which a student (or students) of their choice learn to spell a difficult word such as scattered, psychology, or malicious.  Your choice!   They will learn to spell whichever word they select without once seeing the word, without studying the word, and without writing it seven times.  This is guaranteed.  If Don McCabe cannot get the students you selected to do this, AVKO will refund the entire cost of the workshop.

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