About Our Research
From preschool to continuing education, our mission is to improve the base of knowledge—vocabulary—through easy-to-use interactive software at an affordable price.
More than 70 years of research at the Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation Inc. has shown that vocabulary is the single biggest indicator of success—be it financial, personal, or otherwise.
A strong vocabulary improves reading comprehension and speaking skills, helping you interact with the world around you. Also, it gives you the power to expand your own thoughts and communicate them better.
Our software is developed with you in mind. An initial test determines your ideal learning level. Afterward, the program continues to assess your progress to ensure that you are continuously learning at your optimal level. This way, your intake is efficient and internalized, long-term.
Each lesson, from basic phonics to SAT preparation and beyond, is presented in 5 unique multi-sensory modes to integrate multiple learning pathways. Your needs are catered to, whether you are a visual, audio, or hands-on learner.
This means that WordSmart software is customized, and increases in difficulty as your vocabulary and reading comprehension grow. This is ideal for all learning levels. Advanced students use it to excel while challenged students use it to close the gap.
Books by Johnson O'Connor
- Born that Way, 1928
- Psychometrics, 1934
- Too Many Aptitude Women, 1941
- Ideaphoria, 1945
- Aptitudes and Languages, 1944
- Structural Visualization, 1948
- The Unique Individual, 1948
- English Vocabulary Builder, 1948
5 Dictionaries the WordSmart Program is Based On
- A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles (referred to as: Oxford English Dictionary or O.E.D.)
- The Century Dictionary-an Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (referred to as: The Century Dictionary)
- Cyclopædia or, an Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (referred to as: Chambers Dictionary)
- Websters - an American Dictionary of English Language (referred to as: Websters1828)
- An Universal Etymological English Dictionary - (referred to as: Bailey's Dictionary)