Case Studies

Private tutor couldn’t help, now she is a free reader!

Easyread for Alicia has been a Godsend. Prior to coming across Easyread, Alicia had a private tutor and although she was lovely we could not see any improvement in her reading nor her spelling in the year she had her. We had raised our concerns with the school but they lacked the resources and knowledge to help Alicia.

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Easyread has changed Joshua’s life

We started noticing problems with Joshua’s reading in Year 1. He was not progressing and his teacher noticed that he was guessing many words. He had extra intervention with a staff member hearing Joshua read most days at school. This was expected to help his progress but it didn’t happen. His teacher didn’t understand what the problem was. We were also hearing him read regularly at home.

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Ava wins “Reader of the Quarter” at school after 6 months of Easyread

Our daughter loved the idea of reading and had gotten an early start with phonics in Pre-K, but by the middle of 1st Grade she started really digging in her heels and reading only when absolutely necessary. As her parents we were frustrated, her teachers began to get frustrated, and our daughter just seemed to shut down whenever reading was required.

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Lewis’s Story

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...

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Dr Brunetti describes the turnaround for her daughter Lily

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...

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Matilda’s self-esteem boost as reading becomes easy

Matilda's self-esteem boost as reading becomes easy 1.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...

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Thomas’ Story

Thomas' Story 1. 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. Did any of the patterns you saw fit the...

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Rusty’s Story

Rusty's Story: Auditory Processing Disorder 1. 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...

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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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Jack, age 9, starting to love books

1. WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE What was reading practice and spelling like for Jack before Easyread? (main concerns, consistent patterns and frustrations) Jack was very slow to read words quickly. He would sound out each sound. When he would do out loud reading it was hard...

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Jonah, aged 10: from Guessing to Grade Level in 200 lessons

Our son Jonah is now just over 200 lessons and we wanted to say how impressed we are with not only his progress but also with the support and attention we have received. WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE Jonah was falling behind fast at school and becoming frustrated with his...

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Case study: Giant leap forward for Alexander

WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE Alexander struggled greatly with phonics in school. He hated reading and writing in the beginning. He had had a particularly bad case of glue ear and his hearing was badly affected by it between 1.5yrs and 3.9 yrs. Consequently, his speech was...

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There were hard times…

Before my son started with EasyRead he didn't progress with his reading in a year. He was starting to say that he was stupid and a bad reader. We had tried at home methods that our other children had been successful at in learning how to read, but nothing helped. We...

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Gabriel: 9-Year-Old, Multilingual Non-reader

1. WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE What was reading practice and spelling like for Gabriel before Easyread? (main concerns, consistent patterns and frustrations) Before Easyread, reading practice was unproductive and often frustrating. He had met all age-related transitional...

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Spelling coming together for Lucy

1. WHAT THE PAST WAS LIKE What was reading practice and spelling like for Lucy before Easyread? (main concerns, consistent patterns and frustrations) Before we found Easyread we were getting very concerned about the lack of progress in Lucy's spelling. She spelt...

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Case Study: Twin Teens Reach Reading Take-Off

Case Study: Twin Teens Reach Reading Take-Off

Before DM Reading, teenage twin boys Greyson and Taylor's reading had plateaued. Their parents noticed it initially in their end of year homeschool testing, particularly in the comprehension sections. When doing schoolwork, their mom noticed that though they appeared...

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Case Study: Three trilingual siblings in Norway

Case Study: Three trilingual siblings in Norway

We are a family with 3 children of the ages of 17, 14 and 10. My husband is from New Zealand and I am from Germany. Our children were born in NZ where we lived until we moved to the north of Norway at the end of 2009. Our first language at home is English with German...

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