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Reading

How to help struggling readers become fluent readers

Is your child struggling with reading? Is it difficult for him to memorize letters and sounds? Does he have trouble sounding out words? Or does she sound everything out? Maybe your child has been identified with a learning disability, or maybe you want tools that will support your struggling reader and bring him to success in reading.

We can help! 

First of all, know your child is not alone! Roughly 40% of children have trouble learning to read! Our resources are especially designed to provide a right-brained solution to many children who struggle to learn the traditional way. Scroll down to read more about struggling readers, and find resources and strategies for you to implement today.

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Easy-For-Me™ Reading is for:              

✔ Beginners - preschool and up

✔ Children who are working way too hard to learn to read 

✔ Older children who have not been able to learn to read another way

Easy-For-Me™ is so effective because the multi-sensory approach to learning engages your child on all levels, and utilizes his/her own learning style strengths and talents. Simple lessons are laid out in detail for the parent or teacher. Just follow the steps, use the resources supplied, and watch your child soar!

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What are the most common types of reading difficulties?

  • They may find it difficult to memorize letters and sounds – an early sign of trouble with reading

  • They work hard to sound out a word, but then cannot remember it

  • They be unable to sound out words, unsure of letter sounds or sound spellings
  • They may struggle to sound out words, but they don’t comprehend what they are reading
  • They may find it impossible to memorize sight words
  • They may feel reading is so tedious that they have given up

What are characteristics of struggling readers?

  • They are very visual and tactile
  • They learn primarily through images and body movement
  • They think in pictures, not words and symbols
  • They learn and remember visuals but don’t memorize and retain facts
  • They learn by doing and seeing images and patterns – not by listening to instruction
  • They learn concepts all at once – not in step by step format

What are good strategies to use that will help struggling readers?

  • Embed everything in an image which is stored instantly in visual memory
  • Use tactile activities and body movement to anchor learning in the body
  • Use story to explain things you would normally ask them to memorize
  • Teach whole words first before breaking them down into individual sounds
  • Teach them to listen to the sounds they hear rather than asking them to memorize the spelling of words using letter names
  • Teach phonics concepts in patterns -  not phonics rules to memorize and apply

The good news? We have done all this for you. Every resource on this site has been designed with these strategies embedded in them. Your child can be successful in reading!