Does my child have dyslexia? Why is my child struggling with reading? These are very common questions that have parents searching the internet and beyond for answers. The problem is that parents then become overwhelmed by possibilities and nothing is made clear.
Resources and tutoring companies out there tend to focus on ONE solution for ONE particular type of reading difficulty. You reach out to others and hear about the awesome program that worked for “Little Jimmy.” So you enroll your child in the same one… with no results! 🙁 Why?!? What’s different about your child? Why does your child continue to struggle so much with reading?
Why is it that what works for one doesn’t work for all?
Your child is unique. The root of his/her struggle with reading is not the same as Little Jimmy’s. As parents, we’re encouraged to trust the system. This system tends to focus on traditional methods of teaching reading and continues to hammer these methods home. After all, these methods do work for a majority of students. However, when our children don’t respond and continue to struggle, they fall further and further behind, sometimes so much so that they move into specialized settings, programs, or classrooms.
First of all, please know that this scenario is all too common. Statistically, one in five individuals continues to struggle with reading despite traditional reading intervention. Sadly, this means that 20% of our children get left behind in school. This takes a toll on our child’s self-esteem and self-confidence.
It has absolutely nothing to do with our child’s level of intelligence. In fact, people such as Jamie Oliver, Steven Spielberg, and Octavia Spencer also struggled with reading in school and I could list many, many more!
The great news is that it doesn’t have to be difficult to work through! There’s a simple solution. It all starts with determining what’s at the root of your child’s reading difficulty.
Learning about this the hard way
As a resource teacher, I’ve taught numerous individuals who have struggled with reading over the years. I, like most, believed it would just eventually click. After all, the traditional approaches work for most students!
So I started off by just reading more with kids. This worked for a few of them, but clearly something was missing as it didn’t work for everyone. This bothered me a lot! After all, as a teacher, I wanted to help all of my students, not just some of them.
However, it wasn’t until a couple of my own kids struggled with reading that I started researching and studying alternative approaches. It was when my own children struggled that I realized that absolutely no one is as passionate as a parent when it comes to their kids’ reading! It didn’t take long to see massive results, either. I remember my daughter in particular going from screaming in her attempts to not have to read each night to suddenly being able to read and enjoying it! This only following me learning about what was at the root of her particular reading difficulty.
Here’s the thing. For her, we could have worked on phonics all day and every day. That wouldn’t have been the right approach for her specific needs. I would still be listening to her scream each and every night about reading if traditional approaches were all that we focused on.
I can vouch for the fact that a struggle with reading sadly takes a toll on our child’s self-esteem as well! This is why it’s critical that we use the most effective approach specific to our child’s needs. This will provide the best results in a reasonable amount of time.
How does one determine the root of a reading difficulty?
If you’re looking for the most effective way for how to help your child read, you will first need to determine what is at the root of your child’s struggle with reading.
For example, let’s consider a visual impairment for a moment. Now this is one that most, if not all, of you will have already ruled out if you have a child who struggles with reading. However, as you can imagine, it is much more difficult to read with a visual impairment that isn’t being treated with prescription eyewear than it is to read with glasses that specifically target your child’s visual needs. Similarly, there are many other roots to a reading difficulty that only using traditional intervention approaches will not help.
The eBook, Higher Level Reading, is a guide for parents to help you understand why your child may struggle with reading. It breaks down 9 completely different roots of reading difficulties including what to look for regarding each root. Simple and targeted solutions are then provided specific to working through each of these roots.
As you work through the book, you will gain clarity. You will move from the question, “Why is my child struggling with reading?” to “Oh, this makes sense! I know our next steps to take!”
Does this really work?
Kali purchased Higher Level Reading as a parent. Here’s what she has to say!
“I purchased this book as a mother to a child with adhd who struggles with reading. It has given me many tools and ideas for strategies to help him further at home. This is a great very informative read and I am very happy with this book. I would highly recommend“
Dana, who purchased Higher Level Reading as a tutor, says:
“I purchased this eBook as a tutor. There are a few kids that I’ve worked with over the years that just didn’t seem to be progressing so I’m always looking for ways I can improve in my methods. This eBook really opened my eyes! Honestly, I had so many aha moments reading it. I strongly feel this is the knowledge I’ve been missing! It breaks the roots of reading difficulties down in an easy to understand manner. I’ve already implemented a couple of targeted strategies with some of my students. This is a book I will be referring to over and over again in my practice. I’m absolutely thrilled with my purchase and know I’ll be able to help many more children read because of it!“
Higher Level Reading
Know what may be at the root of your child’s struggle with reading today! This eBook provides clarity to help you determine why your child may be struggling with reading. Is it dyslexia? Is it something else? Know today by going over these 9 completely different roots of specific reading needs and how each root presents itself. Follow this up with simple and targeted solutions that will have your child on a successful reading path in no time!
The best part is that Y Literacy’s Higher Level Reading is ONLY $17! It’s sure to SAVE YOU TIME and MONEY as you help your child get on a successful reading path once and for all!
Why the Name Y Literacy?
There are so many reasons behind the name. When Y Literacy was being created, I was asked why. I have so many answers to this… because everyone can learn!… each learning style needs to be honored!… learning differently does not mean the same as not able to learn!… it’s up to us to discover how to tap into how our children learn best!… OUR CHILDREN ARE WORTH IT!
How About You?
Is your child struggling with reading? Or perhaps you have had to overcome a difficulty with reading? If so, what worked for you? Is reading something that you have had to work at or has it always been easy for you to do? Let me know in the comments below.