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Is the RAVE-O program effective?

Submitted by an LD OnLine user on

Hi! I have a parent who recently asked me about RAVE-O and whether it would be a good program for her LD son. There isn’t much about it on the web yet so I thought of posting the question for anyone in this forum who is currentlly using the program or has had experience with it : How good is the RAVE-O program?


Submitted by jford on Thu, 05/28/2009 - 7:41 PM


I have found great success using the RAVE-O program with my students, who all have a diagnosis of a specific learning disability. After completing the training, I have been using the program for about the past 2 years. I teach at The Academy In Manayunk, a 1- 12 school for students with learning disabilities in Philadelphia. The students at my school experience intensive language instruction that is individually targeted for the unique needs of each student.

I used the RAVE-O program in a small group format (4-5 students) in conjunction with the Wilson Language Program. I have really been happy with the results with my students. I have definitely seen increased ease generating word webs and identifying relationships of words that are targeted or not within the program. I think the largest area of increase was my student’s morphological knowledge. The students began critically thinking about the syntactic function of words and thereby increasing their comprehension. In addition, the student’s recognition of larger orthographic rime patterns. The students have found it extremely engaging. I would highly recommend learning this program as another effective tool for working with students with language deficits.

Submitted by dhfl143 on Mon, 05/11/2009 - 9:08 PM


Take a look at the unbiased report conducted by The Florida Center for Reading Research:

I am not affiliated with this program, but this Summer Intervention Program may be of interest to your friend if he/she lives in Boston area:

Submitted by Kitty on Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:21 PM


My child has a deficiency in Rapid Automatic Naming. Could the RAVE-O program be taught by a parent? Do you need to buy all the RAVE-O materials to teach a child? Or can you get away with buy a set of essential materials?


Submitted by dhfl143 on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 8:28 AM


I checked out Voyager Sopris’ website and it appears to be geared toward small group instruction for schools or private institutions.

You may want to reach out to Rave-O directly to see if they offer access for individual intervention here:

There is research to further support efficacy of the program, which can be found here:
[Modified by: dhfl143 on May 02, 2018 04:29 AM]

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