The 9 Main Causes of Reading Difficulty Book

Is your child guessing words? Skipping words? Reading a word fine on one page but not the next?

It can be so frustrating when a child shows these patterns… especially when you feel like you have tried everything.

Well, there’s good news, and bad news.

Bad news first: just doing more of the same stressful reading practice isn’t going to make a difference.

Good news: Struggling readers can learn to read (without tears or battles). You just have to pinpoint the underlying cause of difficulty so you can apply the right solution.

Discover why YOUR child is struggling

Our Amazon bestseller covers the primary causes of reading difficulty (like whole word sight-reading, eye-tracking issues, weak working memory, and more). 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 will get you started on the road to reading breakthrough.

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Parents Say…

The book discusses the 9 main causes of reading difficulties, and the science behind it, but in language that the average person can understand. Not only does it pinpoint the difficulties, but includes the solutions. This is the book I wish we had years ago!!! It is only when these solutions were applied did she begin to read. Dawn C, Amazon reviewer

This is a brilliant book: clearly laid out and underpinned by both science and empirical testing. I’ve watched my own son be transformed by these methods, and I can’t state strongly enough that the transformation has given him excellent reading abilities (where all other main approaches had failed). The one thing the book doesn’t quite capture is how fun they make it! I’ve gone from watching my child cry while trying to read, to having him beg to be allowed to do more. Highly, highly recommend… Mo, Amazon Reviewer

About the Authors

David Morgan has a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Education. Before becoming a literacy specialist, he was a business manager, and before that a cavalry officer in the British Army. David is the founder of David Morgan Education, inventor of trainertext visual phonics, and creator of His life's work is to end illiteracy in children across the English-speaking world.

Sarah Forrest is a Program Advisor for David Morgan Education and contributor at She joined DM Ed in Oxford, England after studying Spanish lit at Yale University. She now lives in the sunny south of the United States with her two children, where she coaches parents and children through trainertext visual phonics.