Early Reading Skills Builder App

A 26-level reading program with all National Reading Panel components, advancing students to a second grade reading level

Product Features:

  • Ideal for students who have completed the ELSB program
  • Incorporates systematic instruction and ongoing assessments
  • Proven effective for students with an intellectual disability or autism
  • Each level introduces a letter-sound combination, phonics rules, sight words, and connected text
  • Progresses in difficulty as students complete levels
  • Offers five lessons within each level 
  • Free version of app available for trying before buying  

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App Store Get it on Google Play
Product Name Item No. Price Qty
ERSB App APP-ERS-07W $100.00
ERSB App - 5 Apps APP-ERS-57W $375.00
ERSB App - 20 Apps APP-ERS-207W $1,000.00




Early Reading Skills Builder™ (ERSB) curriculum, based on a multi-year research project from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, is the next step for students who have acquired early literacy skills, including graduates of Attainment’s ELSB Curriculum.

ERSB takes students who mastered these early literacy skills to a 2nd grade reading level. It incorporates systematic instruction and ongoing assessments to teach students to read independently. It’s been proven effective for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability and/or autism, including those with complex communication needs.

Early Reading Skills Builder (ERSB) is a multi-year reading curriculum for students who have acquired early foundational literacy skills (i.e., conventions of print, early stages of phonological awareness, some letter-sound correspondence, and some sight word vocabulary) but need extra support to access traditional reading curricula, especially phonics curricula. For these students, some of whom may be nonverbal, there is a need for systematic instruction and text-to-speech software to augment voice during instruction. ERSB is typically used as a blended curriculum. The full ERSB curriculum integrates traditional formats, like books and manipulatives, with the app. For more support in using this app, see the full ERSB curriculum

ERSB has 26 levels with five lessons in each. Each level introduces new letter-sound combinations, phonics rules, sight words, and connected text of increasing complexity. Activities systematically help students blend sounds, segment the sounds in words, decode words, and read sight words in order to successfully read the connected text and answer questions about the text they read. It incorporates systematic instruction and ongoing progress monitoring to teach students to read independently.

ERSB takes students who have mastered early reading skills to a 2nd grade reading level. Early Reading Skills Builder was created through federal funding for research (ED-IES-11-C-0027).

Compatible with iPad, iOS 6 or later, Android 6.0 or later.

Also available in the ERSB Curriculum.


Both free and full versions of this app are available on the App Store for iPad and the Google Play Store. You can also buy it directly from us and here’s how it works: The free apps have an in-app purchase option to upgrade to the full version. Attainment will provide an Access Code in a subsequent email so you can convert the free app to the full-featured version.

When ordering apps directly from us, please include the email address(es) of the end-user(s).

We also offer mix and match same-priced apps to reach quantity discounts.


Additional Info

Additional Info

Age Group Pre-K, Elementary, Secondary, Transition, Older Adult
Subject English Language Arts, Literacy
Platform iOS, Android
Downloadable No
License 1 device license

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