Direct Instruction (DI) Programs

Direct Instruction is an evidence-based teaching approach that falls under the umbrella of ABA. We use at least one (or a combination of a few) DI programs with many of our students. We even have some students who have loved the books so much that Language for Learning became a leisure activity! Direct Instruction operates Read more about Direct Instruction (DI) Programs[…]

Meet The Mastermind Behind The Maloney Method

We’ve taught tons of clients with learning challenges how to read, spell and do math. How? We often use The Maloney Method curriculum –evidence-based programming that effectively and efficiently advances learners’ abilities.

What makes The Maloney Method programs stand out from many other reading, writing and math syllabuses is that they emphasize fluency. That means that students have to be accurate AND fast enough to move onto the next lesson. Fluency helps children maintain information over time!

We also have to point out that the curriculum changes the trajectory of learning. The Maloney Method accelerates learning, so kids not only catch up to their peers’ skills, they often surpass them.  It’s amazing!

We’re lucky enough to know the brilliant man behind the books and method. And we’d like to introduce you. Here’s a Q & A with Michael Maloney[…]

Kid Mechanix Opens A NEW Learning Centre 

KMlearning centre350While we love summer, we can’t wait for September to arrive! That’s when we open the doors to our NEW Learning Centre at First Foundations Children’s Academy in Maple, Ontario! We have something for almost all young learners who need extra support in order to thrive in mainstream classrooms. Our ABA-based programs target areas such as school-readiness, social skills, emotional regulation and academics. And, to ensure each student gets the guidance and attention they need, our classes are small with one instructor for every three children. Here’s the full scoop about what we offer. […]