The 9 Main Causes of Reading Difficulty
Why bright children often struggle to read
Have you seen guessing, skipping or reversals? They are all common patterns we can explain below. We have taught thousands of children to read with Easyread and have mapped the 9 main causes of difficulty.
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Pattern 1 — Guessing short words and poor spelling
The brightest children often show this pattern. They seem to progress at first, but keep guessing short easy words, even after years of practice. Learn more
Pattern 2 — Struggling to decode long words
Does your child decode short words okay, but really struggle with long words? Read more.
Pattern 3 — Skipping words and whole lines of text
Around 30% of the children we help show signs of this. Learn more.
Pattern 4 – Difficulty with blending sounds
Sometimes turning sounds into words is very hard for a child. Learn more.
Pattern 5 – Battles and meltdowns
Reading practice can often turn into a battle and then nothing gets learned. Learn more.
Pattern 6 – Very poor fluency
Some children learn to decode words, but never become fluent readers. Learn more.
Pattern 7 – Words “moving around on the page”
You might see a child looking very uncomfortable looking at black text on a white page. Learn more.