The 9 Main Causes of Reading Difficulty
You have to pinpoint what is CAUSING reading difficulty before you can fix it.
Read the book to understand why your child is struggling, and how to help
Our short Amazon bestseller covers the actual causes of reading difficulty (like whole word sight-reading, eye-tracking issues, weak working memory, and more) – all for the cost of a couple of Starbucks coffees! You will discover how each cause is triggered in the brain, how to identify it, and how to fix it. Helpful symptom lists, free resources, and worksheet examples are included.
What are the 9 causes?
Pattern 1 — Optilexia
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 — Poor Short-Term Memory
Struggling to decode long words
Does your child decode short words okay, but really struggle with long words? Read more.
Pattern 3 — Eye-Tracking Issues
Skipping words and whole lines of text
Around 30% of the children we help show signs of this. Learn more.
Pattern 4 — Auditory Process Weakness
Difficulty with blending sounds
Sometimes turning sounds into words is very hard for a child. Learn more.
Pattern 5 — Stress Spirals
Battles and meltdowns
Reading practice can often turn into a battle and then nothing gets learned. Learn more.