Monday, October 10, 2011

Look Who's Helping Our Struggling Readers!

The last few weeks have been most interesting since an article about the Reading Focus Cards (Patent 7,565,759) first appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch--- (from 9/25/11).

Since September 25, I have received many phone calls and online communications from parents, grandparents, teachers, and tutors. What struck me, however, was the very motivated and enthusiastic grandparents who called to discuss their grandchildren's reading challenges. It was most interesting, yet sad, to hear the stories of struggling children from almost every age group and how they have so much difficulty with reading the written word. In addition to the Reading Focus Card orders received, it was my pleasure to listen, answer questions, and offer information, strategies, and professional referrals to enable the grandparents and others to help their challenged readers.

To all who called or visited, thank you for your interest and dedication to a child's reading issues and long-term academic success. Thank you, also, for wanting to DO something to help a child experiencing reading difficulties. It is hoped that the advice imparted, the resources given, and the Reading Focus Cards ordered will go a long way to benefit many children who are reluctant and/or struggling readers! A SPECIAL thanks to our helpful grandparents!

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  1. I grew up hating to read and now write adventures & mysteries especially for boys 8 - 13.

    Max Elliot Anderson

    Books for Boys Blog

  2. Dear Max,

    Many thanks for your comment here. Also appreciate the inclusion of your blogsite URL. I visited it and noticed immediately that we have much in common. Your article on the "loss of imagination" in children is spot on. Just wrote an email to a friend on Friday about the very same topic---similar comments!

    Took the liberty of adding your blog's link to the list in my blog article entitled A Summer Reading List for Boys--- . We need to help you spread the word about your great blog!


    Joan Brennan