His reading recovery teacher is really impressed with Easyread!

I have noticed a big improvement in JT’s reading (he is starting to read road signs and things around the house without being prompted which is new!!) Also his reading recovery program teacher at school said she spent a few minutes with him (she hasn’t done assessments yet) and was really impressed with the improvement in his reading skills and more importantly his attitude toward reading. He also has told everyone he talks to at school about his “new program that’s helping him read.” I am really pleased with all this and I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring.

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He literally wakes up every morning and asks if he can play his game

Day 7 and 6 year-old Nathan is LOVING Easyread –

“Nathan is having a great time doing the Easyread games. He literally wakes up every morning and asks if he can play his game.

I am impressed with how the games have engaged him and encourage him to focus – which he previously struggled with when I did his homework with him.”

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100% on comprehension test!

I have been very satisfied with Easyread. Evie’s attitude towards reading has improved and she is doing a lot of reading on her own.
She came home today with good news from her reading resource teacher at school. She took a test five weeks ago that tests her reading comprehension, only getting half of the questions correct. Today she took a test and got all of the questions correct. I see a difference just in her willingness to read signs and directions. I know the program says that you won’t see noticeable results outside of the easy read program until 90 days, but I definitely see a difference.
She is enjoying the lessons and they seem to be getting very easy for her.

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Shocking lack of teacher training on dyslexia

A recent resolution passed in South Carolina makes provision for new dyslexia training for teachers… and reveals just how poorly teachers are prepared for children with learning differences.

“The word [dyslexia] has really never been used in our school system before, and so this was to hopefully acquaint these teachers with the problems dyslexics face and to get them to the proper resource person to assist them.”

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The resolution has applied a mandatory 1 hour training module that aims to get teachers up to speed. This is obviously far, far less than it should be! But dyslexia advocates are viewing it as a step in the right direction.

“Part of the module went over facts versus myths, like the myth that it’s more prevalent in boys. The myth that it’s just reversals and reading things backwards,” one literacy coach said said. “It’s more language processing and phonological awareness and phonemic awareness and fast recall of words, or letters or name-calling.”

Read the full article here:

http://www.indexjournal.com/news/Area-teachers-get-dyslexia-screening-lessons-17924664

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Case Study: Daughter of teacher sees breakthrough!

Prior to stumbling across Easyread we had tried many avenues to help Erin with her reading. Whilst she was not a complete non-reader she was definitely a couple of years behind and losing confidence as time went on. As a former primary school teacher in Australia, I was trained and experienced in teaching children to read and was able to offer her more specific help than most parents. She had received some support through her school, vision therapy with a behavioural optometrist for over a year, and some tutoring prior to that. Despite these supports Erin was still struggling.

When I read the information on your website I felt like I was reading a description of her reading style and was cautiously optimistic as to what you were offering. It turns out to have been the best educational decision we have ever made and incredibly life changing for Erin. She is now reading with greater comprehension, accuracy and fluency. Her spelling and writing are also improving.

Erin has always loved books and it’s incredibly satisfying to know that she can now engage in reading for both learning and fun. She thinks that Easyread is by far the best thing she has done for her learning. She loved receiving parcels in the mail and emails from her tutor. As a parent the support was outstanding and I never felt alone during the program. The website was simple to use and the team were always just an email, phone call or skype lesson away.

I highly recommend the program to any parent!

Thank you so very much for creating such a brilliant and truly life changing program. We are forever grateful!

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Reading words like “aerosol” and “deodorant” at lesson 60!

“He is gaining so much more confidence. He is even reading out loud voluntarily especially instructions, which he would never have attempted before. He managed to pack the entire contents of his bag for school camp using the instructions provided which included words like aerosol and deodorant.

Thank you”

Amazing results at lesson 60 for 9 year-old Liam

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He’s having lots of fun!

Jason received his first gift today! He loves it! This is his message to you:

“I really love you guys, I hope we can be doing this more often. Yes,I want to be a secret agent! I can’t wait for my next gift. Is it going to be another toy?”

Thank you so much Sarah, he’s having lots of fun with the spy glasses!

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‘Dyslexic Designers’ Art + Creativity

A new art exhibit in London is showcasing the out-of-the-box thinking of dyslexic designers. And a recent Wired article is asking some big picture questions about the dyslexic brain, as a result.

“London-based industrial designer Jim Rokos curated it in the hopes of getting other people to see what he already can: that people with dyslexia aren’t suffering from a so-called learning disability. Rather, they’re highly creative problem solvers who think in ways that make for killer designs.”

But is creativity a hallmark of dyslexia in every case? Well, that depends on your definition of what counts as creative.

“‘People who are dyslexic seem to have an abundance of creative thought,’ says Sally Shaywitz, co-director of the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity and author of Overcoming Dyslexia. ‘But when you try to pin it down you have to remember that creativity is a very big area.’ Shaywitz often invokes Charles Schwab, a billionaire businessman and dyslexic, as an example. ‘I remember him saying, ‘I can see the end zone, while others are thinking very serially, step by step.’’ ”

Dyslexic Designers Just Think Different—Maybe Even Better

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