No matter what we did, no matter how much time we spent trying to help her, and for all the efforts (or lack thereof) by the school system which wanted to brand her as a "special education student," and the tremendous expense sending her to a learning center (three years there), the outcome was the same. Our daughter could not read at grade level. There was no dyslexia, or any other traditional learning disability, physical impairment or psychological issues.
We would be quite accurate in stating that our daughter was reading at least three grade levels below her actual grade level and that she was ineffectively reading parts of words, parts of syllables and parts of sentences. We could see this as we tried to help her. The school knew about this and basically gave up on her, telling us she must have problems beyond their scope of understanding.
Reading parts of words and not stringing them together to complete ideas and to create the foundation for comprehension was having devastating effects on both her scholastic achievement and her self-esteem. The inability to read filtered into other subjects.
Our daughter could hardly read any of the Judy Blume type books out loud or silently without stumbling on multiple words per line and sentence.
After we had exhausted what we believed to be every avenue possible, we finally came across a miracle and a phenomenal discovery relative to her reading.
After completing the program, she is currently reading Harry Potter books to us with roughly one stumble per page. From a 4th grade reading level, she has been assessed at a 7th-8th grade reading proficiency and comprehension level with a words per minute speed that is on par.
We cannot impress the night and day extremes from prior to the program and after. It is hard to believe that such a dramatic change has occurred.
We have personally seen the dramatic improvement over such a short period of time and because of the years of struggle, we are bringing this to the attention of people.
NOTE: Four years later his daughter achieved a 3.5 GPA on her high school report card.