“Within just a few months of starting The Milan Method program, my daughter's progress in reading rose so rapidly that her teacher remarked that she had never seen anyone progress so quickly. My daughter not only reached grade level but easily surpassed it. She is now in 5th grade. Her composite reading level is at the 6th grade and she is the best in her class at spelling.”
Example Success Stories
“Our son has been able to go on into high school and has excelled at AP English, Reading and writing all due to The Milan Method!”
"We were at our wits’ end. The Milan Method changed all that – in just six months, our daughter was reading at grade level, performing better in school and (most importantly) feeling confident in her abilities. Jane Milan is the closest thing to a miracle worker we have encountered in a very long time!"
The Milan Method Philosophy
Reading failure is preventable and unacceptable in light of what we know about reading development. The drive behind the creation of the Milan Method rests on the belief all students can learn to read, regardless of their ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and varying cognitive abilities.
The Milan Method is a method that specifically assesses and improves on phonemic awareness, and is designed to remediate auditory processing deficits (ability to understand speech). Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. Before children learn to read print, they need to become more aware of how the sounds in words work.
Most structured literacy programs start students learning how to read and spell with the assumption they already have phonemic awareness. The Milan Method develops phonemic awareness at the auditory, visual, kinesthetic and multi-sensory level. It will develop a student’s ability to hear, feel, touch and discriminate individual sounds within words and syllables. It will teach students how to determine the sameness and differences in sounds, and will develop the foundation for spelling and reading at an auditory level. This is not a phonics program, but rather the step before phonics is introduced. Phonemic awareness is the best predictor for reading and spelling success or failure, and The Milan Method builds the foundation needed for success in these areas.
The Milan Method provides multi-sensory, student-driven instruction for phonics, word recognition, spelling, morphology, and syntax for both reading and writing.