Case Studies

Lewis’s Story

Lewis made a particularly strong impression to us at Easyread by sending us a piece of writing, called The Great Stink, which got him to the district final of a public speaking competition. It is all about the gross smells that used to invade the streets of London in...

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Dr Brunetti describes the turnaround for her daughter Lily

When we started Easyread, Lily was 6 and a half and was really struggling with progressing with reading which was odd given she had managed the beginnings of phonics (in year R and 1) quite well.  We practised reading every night and she would flip words and read high...

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Matilda’s self-esteem boost as reading becomes easy

1. WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE What was reading practice and spelling like for Matilda before Easyread? (main concerns, consistent patterns and frustrations) Reading was incredibly frustrating- for both Matilda and the rest of her family. She would read a word in a book...

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Thomas’ Story

1. WHAT WAS READING PRACTICE LIKE BEFORE EASYREAD What was reading practice and spelling like for Thomas before Easyread? Reading practice was slow, hard work for both of us and often fraught. Thomas hated reading and would make many excuses not to do it. 2. WHAT...

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Rusty’s Story

1. WHAT WAS READING PRACTICE LIKE BEFORE EASYREAD What was reading practice and spelling like for Rusty before Easyread? Before Easyread reading with Rusty was a battle. Our 8 year old would throw tantrums like a two year old and cry as the first challenging word he...

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Sophie’s guessing: going, going, gone!

1. WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE Before Easyread, Sophie would get frustrated easily and “shut down.” She knew a lot of words by sight, which for us, meant she would forget them when she was tired. We had lots of mistakes and lots of guessing. 2. PREVIOUS INTERVENTIONS DONE...

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