Spotlight on Struggling Learners!
This is a story about my great niece, Jade, and how she con-
quered dyslexia quickly. New research about how the brain
learns to read made this possible. Don’t spend hundreds of dol-
lars on reading materials until you read about this simple solu-
tion. We hadn’t seen Jade and her mother for several years. Jade
was in second grade, very bright, but had difficulty learning to
read; she had dyslexia. She felt very sad about it.
For most children, learning to read is mostly a left brain activ-
ity. The main structures for reading are in the left hemisphere of
the brain, with some parts in the right hemisphere. Many chil-
dren with reading problems, especially dyslexia, tend to be right
brain dominant. They learn better through a right brain reading
method. While most children learn the letters for the sounds in
words and phonics, children that are right brain dominant learn
to read more easily by going directly to the story and meaning.
I had Jade practice the first article in one of my programs for
30 minutes. She read the article to her mother. Jade’s mother
couldn’t believe it. In a couple of months she was reading her
school books. When they came for a visit recently, Jade was
in 7th grade and could read at an adult level. When we went
to the shopping mall, Jade said, “Oh good, a book store!” The
program Jade was using was “Reading the News: Reading
Fluency For Struggling Readers” by Glavach and Associates,
This and many reading programs are available at the website,
Dr. Glavach is the Schoolhouse Teacher for Reading Remedies.