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Press Release: ‘FLRT – a fluent reading trainer’ Honored as a 2010 BESSIE Award Winner

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‘FLRT ™ – a fluent reading trainer’ Honored as a
2010 BESSIE Award Winner

Program chosen as a powerful assessment and remediation tool which aids visual learners in becoming more focused on a target subject area

Tucson, Ariz. – May 25, 2010 – FLRT™ – a fluent reading trainer was selected as a recipient of ComputED’s 16th Annual Best Educational Software (BESSIE) Awards. The program was singled out as the winner in the Middle School Reading Website Category.

The BESSIE Awards are presented by ComputED Learning Center, San Diego’s leading computer education resource. The awards target innovative, content-rich programs and Websites that provide parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence in children around the world. For more information visit www.computedgazette.com

“Winning this award is an acknowledgement of the difference that our FLRT program can make in the hands of teachers, parents and students,” said Judith Bliss, CEO and Founder of MindPlay, “FLRT – a fluent reading trainer is a program that provides solid results and can increase the reading speed and comprehension of all students.”

According to BESSIE judges, “This product provides the technology advantage that will empower teachers, parents and therapists to effectively educate children who have been diagnosed with various types of learning disorders. While FLRT is not specifically designed for special needs or communication disorder students, this powerful assessment and remediation website tool is designed to aid visual learners in becoming more focused on a target subject area. FLRT – a fluent reading trainer improves reading speed and comprehension for those who are able to decode in K-12.”

FLRT was also selected as one of the six Showcase products by ComputerED staff writers. These Showcase products are noted as forward-thinking products that provide high-interest curriculum to help achieve measurable levels of success.

FLRT allows students to practice fluency and reading comprehension skills. It trains students to process words from left to right efficiently. Students quickly move from word recognition to reading comprehension to reading fluency. For more information, visit www.mindplay.com

About MindPlay
MindPlay® has been improving basic reading and academic skills of children and adults for more than 25 years. Our research-based solutions are used in schools, educational institutions, correctional facilities and homes worldwide. All struggling readers can learn to read, whether they are dyslexic, mainstream, or English Language Learners (ELL). The products currently available include My Reading Coach™, RAPS™ 360 (Reading Analysis & Prescription System) and FLRT™ -a fluent reading trainer. For more information visit us on the web at www.mindplay.com
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