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Friday, April 07, 2006

Examples of Types of Poor Readers

Unfortunately, when children aren't taught the reading code correctly, they end up either using an incorrect decoding system or having to develop their own. Perhaps you'll recognize yourself or your child frequently making one of the following errors when reading:

  • The most common type of reading strategy in 3rd grade is assembling word parts. The child breaks the word into small pieces. Often these aren't real words and letters are used in several word parts – "plank" is read as "plan-ant" or "literature" is read as "lite-rat-ture".
  • These are accurate and phonetically correct decoding of irregularly spelled words – "honey" is read as "hone-ee" or "prank" is read as "prahnk".
  • The child reads the first letter(s) accurately and guesses a known word that's similar in length and form – "fork" is read as "food" or "spoon" is read as "span".
  • The child has an incomplete knowledge of the spelling code. They will write the correct number of sounds, but the incorrect spelling – "made" is written as "mad" or "pout" is written as "pot".
  • Guessing at words based upon the context – "the" is read as "fun" or "big".
  • The child reads the word by saying the letter names – "punch" is read as "peeuhenseeaetch".

The shortcomings of all common approaches currently used to teach reading leaves one big question: Is there an approach that works? Is there a system "beyond phonics?" Does a reading program exist that teaches the code correctly? Will it teach all students to read and spell quickly and efficiently?

We believe that the answer to all of these questions is a resounding yes! But we must urge you to not leave this to chance. Unless children are systematically taught, they will adopt some type of reading strategy, whether right or wrong. Thus, you must be certain that they are being taught correctly.

Join us to eliminate reading problems and dyslexia in this generation...

At LearningRx we have the power to actually transform poor readers into good readers in about 24 weeks. This comes from the unique cognitive skills training and sound-to-code reading programs we offer. This training can literally rebuild a student's underlying mental strength. (Especially the key skills of Phonemic Awareness and Word Attack so critical to good, fluent, high-comprehension reading.) We view the stewardship of this training as a solemn responsibility. Because of this, we have challenged every LearningRx Center across the nation to do all they can to help struggling students, and eliminate reading problems in this generation. They have accepted this challenge, and as a first step, opened their doors to provide free dyslexia screenings through the 30th of April. We invite you to visit a center near you and take advantage of this opportunity.


Blogger Funny Jokes said...

My Aunt has Dyslexia. She is an artist. In May, she is hosting the annual "Dyslexic Artists of America" Art Show and Sale and a Pine Arizona. I thought you might find that interesting.

Here is a newspaper article about it:

Art Show

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