Case Studies

Grangger: Discouragement and frustration are no longer a part of his reading.

My son has always struggled with reading, he could read smoothly if it was a level without difficult words but when challenging words would be presented in a text he would guess at the word and if wrong become very frustrated. Discouragement set in not only with his reading but it flowed into his writing and spelling as well. It seemed to me that there was something in his brain that just wasn’t connecting together like it had with my other children and their reading. 

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Matthew: from reading battles to reading success!

Reading practice before Easyread was a battle! He was aware that he wasn’t as good as classmates at literacy and lost confidence in himself. He was avoiding reading and spelling at home which made homework very challenging. He couldn’t seem to use the ‘phonics’ method of learning to read which was being used at school but was much better when using visual cues.

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Elizabeth now reads chapter books and enjoys reading

  Elizabeth now reads chapter books and enjoys reading The Backstory Before using the easyread system, Elizabeth was struggling to read picture books and did not read chapter books in 4th grade. She said she hated reading and that didn't consider herself a reader. I...

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Carter: Still struggling at age 10

Carter: Still struggling at age 10

Carter was still struggling to read and spell at age 10. It was all memorization of rules and he hated it. He was not a phonics learner and no matter how we persisted; Carter persisted greater, to avoid reading at all costs. They did everything in school; one on one, special ed, speech therapy. At home we tried games, apps, every online reading tool. That just made it worse, made him stressed and created a strong dislike of learning.

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Kayley: Reading anxiety and frustration

Kayley was struggling with her reading and would get anxious when it was time for her to read. She was reading below her age and became frustrated when she did not know a word.

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Alicia: From failed tutoring to Charlotte’s Web!

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. It was by luck that I came across Easyread

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Holly: Spelling upside down, vision issues, and tantrums over reading

Holly: Spelling upside down, vision issues, and tantrums over reading

In Year 1, February 2018, Holly was becoming frustrated- she couldn’t just read books like her brother in bed. Every word in the hellish reading scheme her school sent home was tricky. She would over use picture cues, guess the words- Yes! she had developed these cover up skills by the age of just 6.

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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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