Case Studies

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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Case Study: Daughter of teacher sees breakthrough!

Case Study: Daughter of teacher sees breakthrough!

Prior to stumbling across Easyread we had tried many avenues to help Erin with her reading. Whilst she was not a complete non-reader she was definitely a couple of years behind and losing confidence as time went on. As a former primary school teacher in Australia, I...

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Case Study: Attention issues can’t hold Ian back!

Case Study: Attention issues can’t hold Ian back!

Before Easyread || When I realized Ian was not progressing in reading, I knew to contact Easyread because his sister completed the program two years ago. Both he and his sister have attention issues, so Easyread’s short daily lessons are perfect for their attention...

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Case Study: James says goodbye to tears at reading time

Case Study: James says goodbye to tears at reading time

Before joining Easyread, James had tried other phonics programmes like Hooked on Phonics. However, his mother was finding that he was still guessing at words. Guessing seemed to work for James sometimes, but at other times when the words would reappear, it would seem...

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