Lou has started secondary school with far more confidence

“Thank you for all your help. Lou has started secondary school with far more confidence.

She is learning words faster than before and they appear to stick!

The program has fitted in well with our family life and other commitments. I wish every child struggling had access to it.

Your hard work really makes a difference with young peoples lives. We cannot thank you enough.

I will get Lou to write you a letter before she finishes the programme.” (Louise’s mum at the end of the course)

And a message from Lou, as promised…

thank you so so much for helping me through the course it has helped me a lot thank you again i am looking forward to the helicopter thank you – (11 year-old Louise)

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Easyread is the best reading system I have come across, both as a parent of a dyslexic child and as a primary school teacher

“Easyread is the best reading system I have come across, both as a parent of a dyslexic child and as a primary school teacher. It is very motivational, comprehensive and fun – both for the child and the instructor.

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The Easyread training means that, through a series of short, easy to follow videos and quizzes, any parent or teaching assistant can be a effective support.

It’s the only reading scheme that my daughter has wanted to do and I would recommend it to any parent of a dyslexic child or primary school looking for a reading intervention system that really works!”

8 year-old Tali’s mum at lesson 43

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The perfect Easyread story

“Hi guys,

Just wanted to say a big thank you. A friend had suggested your programme when our son was 6 and at that time we decided against it. We struggled for two years with no reading gains even though he was doing Reading Recovery at school.

So in April 2016 at age 8 we bit the bullet and signed our son up for Easyread. Our son was very shy and withdrawn, called himself stupid and refused to read especially in front of anyone including his 5 year old sister.

I didn’t understand all the concepts at first and had to go through all the online tutorials for me (the adult). These were great and definitely necessary. Together we started the sessions.

It was hard at first to motivate him every day. Then after about 5 weeks he was asking for it! There did not seem to be much change and we hummed along.

Then something happened – gosh that sounds corny even when I am typing it – but something clicked. He went from level 1 in May to level 7 in July. He was asking to do sessions in front of people – grandparents and then even friends. He sat up straight at the computer and read aloud. He got a bit frustrated every now and then but the length of the sessions was perfect.

What really hit home for him too was the Skype sessions. Having someone from Easyread go through the session with him and provide him external confirmation that he was doing great was just what he needed. He is a very visual child so I let him look at the graphs in the admin zone. He loved seeing that you were following his every lesson and loved it even more when he could see his improvement.

Then in the August school holidays he wanted to buy a book – the 13 Storey Treehouse. He read the whole thing in 4 days. I could have cried. He then used his pocket money to buy the whole series. He reads them every night before bed.

This was something that I dreamed of for him and now I get to see it – and a big part of that is thanks to your programme. I will be an advocate of your programme, the programme itself is great but so too is your service, to the personalised letters and rewards along the way, to the Skype sessions and the messages – every bit motivated us and supported us to become the happy reading family we are today.

Emma x”

 

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It has been such a joy to see her go from hating the thought of reading a book, to sitting down on the couch reading a book by herself without any prompt from me

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your excellent support and continued involvement in Sasha’s journey through this program.

During the process, I have learned so much about my daughter and her abilities and also about myself. It has been such a joy to see her go from hating the thought of reading a book, to sitting down on the couch reading a book by herself without any prompt from me.

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It’s been an education for me too as I’ve gone through the parental tuition. I’ve gained insight into the physical processes associated with children who have reading problems.

It’s been so interesting. I will continue to highly recommend your program to anyone whose child has any kind of reading issues. It’s fun and it works. Thanks again.”

8 year-old Sasha’s mum at the end of the course.

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He is happier and I am happier knowing that he is still growing in confidence

“Cruz came home yesterday and said “mum I spelt both bottle and rumble right today in my writing” and today his teacher told me he is going up a reading level and he is writing more than he ever wrote before in class, and he is sounding out words to spell. I am very very happy and more importantly he is too.

I know it is early to see these results but I think the Spalding program (the school program) works very well into this system and I feel Cruz really needed the visuals which this supplies to make that system click. He is happier and I am happier knowing that he is still growing in confidence.

This has been a very successful week!”

8 year-old Cruz’s mum, Laura, at lesson 37!

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Something that has surprised me is her huge improvement in confidence and how relaxed she is with her reading

“Emily [8 years-old] seems to be flying through the lessons at the moment and really enjoying it. If I forget about doing our daily lesson she always reminds me and get it all set up ready to go. She absolutely loves the book she reading at the moment in the reading section and is happy to do the last game after reading section, as she went through a stage that she didn’t want to do last game.

She still does a bit of guessing but not with the short simple words, more with a longer difficult word, and I have to remind her to slow down, decode and use pictures to help her. Is that still normal? Certainly shorter words she is confident and no guessing happening.

I haven’t seen huge improvement in her reading yet but I know that is still to come and that is ok, but something that has surprised me is her huge improvement in confidence and how relaxed she is with her reading, we’re not seeing the fidgeting, nervousness, anxiety and constant guessing she used to do. It’s great and so excited to see her progress.”

Emily’s mum at lesson 63

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You changed her life and she became a writer!

I just wanted to say thank you so much for the gift that your program gave Q.

I thought you might enjoy an update. She just finished reading The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy this summer–she is very proud. She is taking a short story writing class right now AND doing a November Novel Writing challenge (13,000 words–she’s half way!). In addition she started writing her own novel that is heavily influenced by Tolkien’s work (and last I remember she was on Chaper 14)…Thank you again–you changed Q’s life and she became a writer!

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She is very proud of herself!

Riley is still enjoying Easy Read which is great. At day 43 reading is still difficult for Riley but she enjoys Easy Read and is very proud of herself for committing to the program. She is aware that between day 60 and 90 reading will feel a lot easier for her so she is looking forward to getting to that point.
She really enjoys the games and we very much liked the book of jokes!

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