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- Equips students with effective reading skills and strategies to bypass limitations produced by traditional and conventional methods of reading.
- Is focused on individuals and groups. The built-in interphase positions the LAB solution for mass consumer uptake
- Is in line with international research.
- Is monitored on-line by Reading Specialists at the LectorSA Office, making step-by-step monitoring possible in order to ensure accurate implementation at grassroots level.
- Develops Visual Skills, Perceptual and Memory Skills.
- Develops Vocabulary and Language Skills.
- Develops Reading Strategies and Comprehension Skills.
- Improves Study Skills and Academic Outcomes.
- Gives real-time results for individual exercises, students, groups and countries.
Governments across the world are spending billions on improving curricula and creating cutting-edge environments in an effort to improve academic achievement. Nevertheless, students are still struggling to keep up with their studies. There is a gap that is growing each year, between students and the information which they have to study.
The LectorSA story began with a quest to understand and enhance the measurable aspects of interaction between the eyes and the brain. LectorSA is a South African-based company, which developed the LAB-ON-LINE reading solution based on more than 30 years of research and practical implementation.
This CLOUD-based solution allows users to log-on and continue with skills development on PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphones.
LAB-ON-LINE considers all the factors involved in reading and packages this together with individually focused algorithms to ensure the best improvement on all levels for each user. Improved results in perceptual skills, visual efficiency, reading fluency, sight vocabulary, and language and comprehension skills development during the 20 lessons are proven to be transferred into academic outcomes.
LAB-on-line has proven that by exercising the eyes and training the brain we can increase the activity in the brain, which plays a central role in mental health and ability. Training and increasing eye-brain performance produces healthier, stronger minds. This means that interaction with LAB increases neuro-plasticity. LAB-ON-LINE effectively bridges the GAP between the student and the curriculum.
LAB-ON-LINE wad launched in 2011 and has a proven track record of effective intervention and development of crucial skills. We have a wide variety of users, from private students, through government schools, private schools, FET College students and Tertiary Institutions.
Overall results for 2014 indicate an average improvement of ten years in efficiency of skills from Grade 1 to Grade 12 for participants.
As owners of one of the leading research and development companies internationally, we supply solutions to the entire education market segment, the Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary and also to the Corporate sector. We are revolutionizing education by bridging the GAP between the curriculum (subject information) and the student. By training and increasing the eye-brain performance we produce healthier and stronger minds in our users.
…Solutions – we specialize in generating timeous solutions addressing future challenges and demands in the marketplace.
…Creative and Smart – we deliver first-to-market solutions grounded in scientific research with precision developed algorithms, embedded in cutting-edge technology.
…We form partnerships – in our quest for perfection we partner with world-class educators and developers. We develop and find innovative technology to integrate with our research modules.
…We understand our market – we have made it our passion to research, understand and measure the global shift in reading, education and knowledge demands.
…We love our business – we care about the future of our society and pursue our business with enthusiasm and commitment. We engage with smart and lean teams. Our people are talented, motivated and productive.
…In short – we are Solutioneers.
Due to our first-to-market approach and our general outlook in the marketplace, LectorSA is a sought after company by institutions throughout the market segments. We produce tailor made solutions bringing accuracy and efficiency into the productivity curve in the various areas of the market. Our solutions are applied widely across the international market, with more than 32 000 current users on our Lector®LAB solution.
We also empower educators and facilitators in our role as consultants and trainers for reading interventions. As the visionaries and founders of Lector SA, we have launched the Lector® LAB solution locally and internationally. We have seen unprecedented success in our pursuit of bridging the GAP in education systems. The implementation of the Lector®LAB solution takes place across socio-economic boundaries, rendering significant results, whilst truly empowering individuals and groups for their lifelong learning experiences.
Illiteracy is one of the leading causes of delinquency, poverty, frustration and depression, which lead to a loss in productivity and general reduction in lifestyles and wellness amongst people in all global communities. The current economic situation has made this phenomenon even worse. High-performance environments (occupational, academic and sport) are here to stay. People require effective solutions which will give them the opportunity to excel in life and contribute by creating a healthy society. This is evident in market and research literature. Our world needs bigger and better ideas, and we need to produce them together faster.
To create a better future we must be able to think better, to think better we must be able to read and comprehend better. LectorSA has proven that Visual Development and Reading Intervention can be developed effectively to break through previous patterns in order to advance the future for academic pursuits. We are looking ahead at a bright future through effective action and intervention with LAB-on-line to increase Visual, Reading and Academic Development.
Thomas Marshall is a coach, life-shaper, educator and systems specialist. Thomas has played a vital role in the development of LAB-on-line. He brings innovative thinking and breakthrough mentality to the company, which leads the way to cutting edge development and pivotal research for future advance.
Thomas is married to Minda and the father of their three children. He is a leader in the local community and has been successful in shaping lives through personal coaching for the past 15 years.
Thomas is a visionary leader, taking every aspect of the lives he touches to the next level – and this is evident in the impact LAB-on-line is making across the different education market segments.
Thomas is geared to finding bigger answers to the bigger questions we face, faster. His financial prowess has lead a small family business to become a leader in all aspects of improving the skills needed to bridge the gap between students and their curricula in a very short time frame. He has the proficiency to utilize hidden potential in order to achieve the best strategy for cutting edge development.
Thomas shapes the future by training leaders today.
Minda Marshall is an educationalist and researcher in reading, who has developed cutting edge reading solutions for schools, universities and various other organisations for more than 17 years.
Ms. Marshall, is happily married to Thomas Marshall and the mother of their three children. She oversee Compass Academy of Learning, a registered Private FET College as well as a gymnastics club (Marshall Gymnastics Academy) situated in Mokopane, Limpopo. She shapes lives with her husband, Thomas, whilst they oversee a Private school, and she is also the co-owner and co-director of LectorSA, an international reading solutions company. Her qualifications include a BA degree, various international leadership training programmes and Occupational Directed Education and Training Practitioning Skills.
Minda is passionate about educating and empowering teachers, educators, parents and learners to discover their own internal strengths to maximize their abilities. Minda has done presentations at various Educational Conferences. Her insight into Reading Skills Development makes her a welcomed speaker in Educational Circles.