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The Strategic Instruction Model™ is a comprehensive literacy program that opens the door to learning for your son or daughter. SIM offers practical solutions for cultivating the full range of literacy skills your child needs to succeed in his or her classes, on state and national tests, and in college and career choices.




WHAT KIND OF HELP DOES SIM OFFER FOR MY SON OR DAUGHTER?

SIM encompasses more than 30 Learning Strategies that help students tackle typical classroom tasks: reading, writing, studying, taking tests, completing assignments, and more. Each strategy addresses a specific task, such as identifying words in text, writing a complete sentence, or taking notes during a lecture. Because Learning Strategies target individual skills, your son or daughter can learn just the strategy or suite of strategies he or she needs to compensate for missing or under-developed skills.

HOW CAN I GET SIM FOR MY CHILD?

SIM instruction takes place in every state across the United States and in some international locations. To find an instructor or SIM expert in your area, contact us.

SIM IN ACTION

  • As a middle schooler, Andrew Franz could not seem to complete simple chores or school assignments in a timely manner. The Assignment Completion Strategy gave him the structure and discipline he needed to succeed and to put his dream of becoming a pilot or navigator for the U.S. Air Force within reach.
  • A young hockey player with severe dyslexia, just two credits short of graduating from high school, learned to read at the end of his high school career because of SIM reading strategies. He took his new skills to college, where he graduated with Hockey 1st Team All-Academic honors before going on to play professionally.
  • A Florida youth, first diagnosed with a learning disability as a sophomore in high school, had managed to make good grades despite his weak written expression skills. In SIM writing strategies, he found the tools he needed to produce excellent written work and to succeed in his general education classes.