There are several major advantages to the SnapBack Phonics approach. First, it offers an affordable means of providing highly specialized early intervention strategies. This is significant, as the provision of early intervention prevents minor disabilities from becoming major ones that are far more costly and difficult to remediate (Lyon, 1996). Second, this program requires a minimal amount of time to implement and does not disrupt already tight classroom schedules. SnapBack Phonics can take as little as 3 to 5 minutes per day, 3 to 5 days per week, depending upon the needs of the students. Third, rather than adding to teacher overload by providing yet another extensive manual, presentations are user friendly and delivered in video format. Fourth, in addition to instruction in techniques that leading experts deem essential for struggling readers, SnapBack Phonics offers unique and vivid memory aids to help children keep up with today’s fast paced, demanding curriculums. Fifth, this program offers a flexible format that allows teachers to select skills they are already covering in daily reading, phonics, or spelling lessons. This provides students with greater opportunities to transfer and retain skills, processes in which remedial and learning disabled students are particularly deficient (Gerber, 1986).
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