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I understand how Trainertext visual phonics helps reading, but how does it improve spelling?
It seems pretty expensive for an online program. Is it worth it?
- Unparalleled personal coaching/interaction, including occasional Skype lessons one-on-one with your child if needed. It is one of the primary secrets to our success – individualized attention, rather than our one-size-fits-all competitors.
- Spy-themed prizes sent in the mail to keep motivation high
- Our unconditional refund guarantee. If there are no improvements by Lesson 90, we refund you the last 3 months’ of subscription.
We have tried running things on a cheap and simple basis in the past, but we found that our success rates were not rigorous enough for us to be satisfied (now, 99.4% of parents are happy with the outcome, based on our refund rate of .06% annually). We want every child to succeed.
We are not based in the U.K. Is that a problem?
Definitely not a problem. Our main office is in the U.K., but our users are based all over the world. So long as you have an internet connection, you can do Easyread! The course is all online, and for the consultation calls, we will ring you at the scheduled time. You don’t have to ring any international numbers.
I am concerned the British narration will be confusing for my child. Will it?
Great question! The narrator, David, is indeed British, but the spellings and encodings (pronunciations) are customizable by region. And some of the games have the option of an American narrator if you prefer. Most of our families are based outside of the UK. In fact, many non-British children love to imitate David’s “funny” English accent!
Is 15 minutes a day enough? It seems too short for progress.
Is the free trial really free?
Absolutely. It is in fact so free, that no credit card details are required to sign up… we would have no way of charging you even if that was our motive! All elements of the course are available during the trial: support consultation calls (including the initial intake phone interview), prizes for your child sent in the mail, our popular video training series on helping improve reading difficulties, and the lessons themselves.
How does it work after you remove the Trainertext images? Does all the progress disappear?
Will this conflict with what my child is learning in school? I’m worried he/she will get confused.
Will he/she stay engaged for more than a week or two, long enough to see progress?
Do we need a full educational evaluation first to check this is right for my child?
Why isn’t it iPad compatible?
Where is your pricing?
Is this method just a gimmick? Or is it legitimately researched and proven?
Additionally, the methodology of visual phonics we have developed rests on years of research into the neurology of literacy, and how a child’s brain learns best. Every activity in the lessons is there for a reason to address one of the neurological causes of difficulty, and has been tested over years of development. After 9 years of running the online program, 99.4% of children show clear improvement (.06% of parents take our unconditional refund after Lesson 90).
Is the system available in languages other than English?
Not yet, unfortunately. We hope one day we will have courses for multiple languages.
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