LDR 2013-14 Catalog

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Language Development Series

The Language Development Series is a collection of techniques and instructional tools that Dr. Cooper has developed and found to be effective with children and adults who learn differently. These techniques are not for everyone, but rather for those who have not been able to learn with other methods. Reluctant readers and writers often give up on learning to use written language because the techniques used do not match the way they process information. The techniques and tools listed here are for the most part age and grade level independent. For example, the spelling and vocabulary books do not have lists of words for different levels, but rather the person collects the words to be learned from their experience.



Sight/Sound System Instructional Guide (2nd edition



The Sight/Sound System is the result of years of clinical work by Dr. Cooper with students who have learning problems and need additional techniques to phonetic decoding. This publication provides explanations about how to use the system for students just learning to read or reading on a very low level. The system also has techniques and exercises for students who need to improve their reading skills up to high-school and college levels. It features the use of environmental words, compound word exercises, word part decoding techniques, and the use of word comparisons. The new edition contains a section on reading comprehension. (54 pages)




Sight/Sound System VIDEO



This video features Dr. Cooper explaining how to teach reading using the Sight/Sound System. It is designed for parents and teachers who want an alternative method for teaching reading with less emphasis on using the sounds in words while not eliminating the use of phonics.(40 minutes)





Sight/Sound System Workbook



The workbook is a three-ring binder that holds the student's study sheets. There are different sheets for different levels of reading development. This workbook comes with sheets for all levels of reading abilities discussed in the Sight/Sound System. Each type of worksheet has an example page that can be used as an exercise page by students who find the words on these pages useful.


Five Sight/Sound Workbooks



Ten Sight/Sound Workbooks



WordNets: Bookmarks for Word Collection





A simple assistive devise, the WordNet provides students who have weak language skills with a tool for collecting and studying words. On one side, these bookmarks have the alphabet printed in upper and lower case, print and script. On the other side, there are spaces for the collection of words. This design enables students to collect words for reading, spelling and vocabulary development. (2.75” x 8.5”) Pack of 25







Without the alphabet. Both sides have lines for word collection. (2.75” x 8.5”) Pack of 25




WordNets Wider for larger handwriting, without the alphabet. Both sides have lines for word collection. (3.66” x 8.5”) Pack of 25



WordNets Without the alphabet. (2.75” x 8.5”) Pack of 100



WordNets Without the alphabet. (2.75” x 8.5”) Pack of 250



Reading Comprehension


Improving Reading Comprehension: VIDEO



This video provides teachers and parents with an understanding of why individuals with learning differences have problems with reading comprehension. Dr. Cooper includes practical techniques for increasing students’ reading comprehension. (30 minutes)




Comprehension Companion



Notepads for reading comprehension. These notepads of 50 sheets (5" x 8") are printed with the words "Who”, “What”, “Where”, “When”, “How" on the front and "Why” and “Summary" on the back. Students use these sheets as bookmarks and write notes on them as the information is found; s/he can copy the words out of the book, reducing spelling errors. There is a blank for the title of the reading material and space for the page numbers where the information was found. This note taking aid is designed for individuals who have problems with 1) organization, 2) spelling and 3) comprehension. Students can supplement the written notes with illustrations, diagrams and symbols.One pad


Package of 5 Pads




The Comprehension Accumulator: A Reading System



This reading system is a learning and study tool for individuals who have difficulty systemizing their reading and forget what they have read. The system consists of a checklist for previewing books, a place for notes about the book’s content and cards for additional notes. The checklist is printed on card type paper that is folded to hold cards for additional notes. One folder is used for each book and additional cards can be inserted for more notes. Packet of 25 folders and 50 note cards.


Set of 5 The Comprehension Accumulator



Set of 10 The Comprehension Accumulator




Double Take Tutoring Aid



(See page 16 for more information about Double Take products.)





The Vocabulary Workbook



Provides the student with a systematic way to sharpen and expand his or her vocabulary. The workbook is designed with space for the student to collect words and define, classify, and use them in sentences. There is space provided for memory clues and related words that further expands the student's vocabulary. This individualized approach to vocabulary allows the student to choose words that he or she needs to learn rather than a pre-determined set of words.


Package of five workbooks



Package of ten workbooks




Vocabulary Workbook: VIDEO



This video explains how a student can systematically and regularly work to increase and sharpen his or her vocabulary. Dr. Cooper demonstrates how The Vocabulary Workbook can be used by anyone to sharpen or increase the number of words the person can understand and use. (30 minutes)





“The environment adds meaning to speech, but in writing, we need to use words to describe the environment. When individuals with writing problems write, they tend to be ambiguous because they are not used to using modifiers to describe the environment.” Writing Workshop, Richard Cooper, Ph.D.


Writing Skills for Individuals Who Learn Differently



This book is both an instructional guide and a workbook. Dr. Cooper explains why some individuals have difficulties with written expression and describes writing exercises that he has developed and found helpful for both children and adults with learning problems. The book contains worksheets that the student copies and uses to complete the various exercises. The book also contains worksheets which use the Part of Speech Pattern (2510)




Writing Skills for Individuals Who Learn Differently: VIDEO



For those who prefer to see demonstrations of the exercises, Dr. Cooper has prepared this video in which he covers the information contained in the Writing Skills book. (37 minutes)





Choosing a Topic Worksheet



A 30 sheet pad of (8.5" x 11") worksheets that provides the students with a system so they can easily choose, narrow down, organize, and add detail to topics for writing assignments. Instructional and example page included. One pad.


Package of Five Pads



Choosing a Topic: One Sheet Laminated




Doodle Book



This collection of doodles can be used to assist children and adults to improve handwriting skills. Dr. Cooper has found that doodles help individuals with poor handwriting by tuning motor skills. He uses them as fun exercises to help students who need to improve the legibility of their handwriting. (30 Pages)




These workbooks are designed for students of all ages, especially for those with learning problems. Spelling words are not listed in these workbooks, instead the students collect words they need for their writing. The students learn to use parts of speech and memory aids for improving their spelling. The series is recommended for children and adults who have not been able to learn spelling by sound or rules. Workbook I contains space for 50 words, Workbook II, III & IV - 100 words, and Workbook V - 200 words. Students of all ages/levels should start with Workbook I.


Workbook I



Workbook II



Workbook III



Workbook IV



Workbook V



Set of All 5 Workbooks




Spelling Workbook: VIDEO



This video features Dr. Cooper teaching a group of students and their teachers to use the Spelling Workbooks. Dr. Cooper talks about why some, like himself, have problems with spelling. This presentation includes a page-by-page explanation of the various techniques used in the Spelling Workbooks. (90 minutes)




Grammar Aids

Parts of Speech Pattern This learning aid lays out the parts of speech in a way that allows students to see the patterns in defining words and constructing sentences. Many individuals who learn well with patterns find this tool for understanding the structure of language very helpful. Since students with weak written language skills often find parts of speech confusing, seeing the parts of speech in this pattern, makes grammar and the structure of language more concrete and manageable.


Parts of Speech Pattern Poster (28" x 17") This poster can be mounted on a bulletin board or a wall.



Parts of Speech Pattern Laminated Page A (8.5” x 11”) copy of the Parts of Speech Pattern laminated so that students can use a washable marker to draw the pattern of sentences.



A Pad of 40 sheets (8.5” x 11”) of the Parts of Speech Pattern. Students can use these sheets to write in words under each part of speech or follow the pattern of sentences.




Word Part Pattern



This variation of the Parts of Speech Pattern is a learning aid that uses patterns in words to help individuals with weak language skills to understand the structure of language. Pad of 40 (8.5” x 11”) sheets.


Word Part Pattern: Laminated Page




Noun Pattern



This pad of 40 sheets provides students with a tool for the collection of words. It aids in the understanding of singular and plural nouns and how they relate to articles, adjectives and related words. It is printed on both sides. Pad of 40 (8.5” x 11”) sheets.




Verb Pattern



This pad of 40 sheets provides students with a tool for the collection of words. It aids in the understanding of verbs and verb phrases. It is printed on both sides. Pad of 40 (8.5” x 11”) sheets.




Individualized Grammar Reference Book



This workbook is designed for the collection of writing errors and for examples of correct construction. Many students with poor writing skills find it difficult or impossible to use grammar reference books. Since they often do not know what is wrong with their writing, they cannot find an example of the correct way to express their thoughts. Working with a teacher or a tutor, a student can collect their writing errors, organize them by category and have examples of correct written expressions on the facing page. Instead of searching through a thick grammar reference book, the student checks his/her personal reference for examples of grammatically correct expressions.




Grammar Cards



This set of 36 cards contains parts of speech and grammatical terms. They are used to enable students to learn grammar in a concrete way. These cards have proven very helpful in demonstrating the structure of language to students who either have learning problems or who are just learning grammar. The cards come with an instructional sheet.


Grammar Cards Plus



This second set of cards contains additional grammar terms. These cards are for students who have learned how to use the parts of speech and simple grammar terms included in the first set. The cards are designed with color-coding to help students see the structure of language. Some of the terms included in this set are subordinate clause, prepositional phrase, gerund, participle, compound subject, and compound verb.


Both Sets of Grammar Cards



Five Pack of Grammar Cards



Five Pack of Grammar Cards Plus



Five Pack- Both Sets of Grammar Cards




Run On Sentence Pattern



This learning aid provides individuals with a pattern to help them understand punctuation of sentences to avoid run-on sentences. Pad of 40 (8.5” x 11”) pages.


Run On Sentence Pattern: Laminated Page




Page 1  Introduction Page 2   Tic Tac Toe Math Page 3    Alternative Math Page 5  Cooper Screening
Page 6  Videos Page 7  Audio Tapes Page 8  Technology Page 9  Study & Organization
Page 10  Motivation Items Page 11  Monographs Page 12  Double Take Paper Order Form