Reading is one of the most fundamental and important things a child learns. It is foundational to almost all other learning. It plays a huge part in their sense of self-worth and chances of success in the future.
Unfortunately, more than 20% of people struggle learning to read. This not only causes problems in a child’s schoolwork, but it also causes heartache, pain and suffering in the home and life of the struggling reader. It also costs society as a whole millions of dollars to try to remediate children who were diagnosed with reading difficulties too late, or never diagnosed at all.
The sad fact is that most children who have reading difficulties are not diagnosed until 3rd or 4th grade, long after the neural pathways in their brain have been solidly formed. It takes a lot more time and money to help these children because of the repeated “wrong” reading they have learned. But even these kids can be helped.
The good news is that we can diagnose children now as early as 5 years old with over a 95% accuracy! And even better is theft that we can help these children overcome their challenges – even dyslexia!
Knowonder! is dedicated to:
- educating the public about the need to test every child between 5-6 years old. (By the way, did you know there are many free tests available? Email us if you are worried about your child and we’ll send you more information).
- tutoring children who need more help with scientifically proven methods that literally re-wire the brain to be able to read. (Orton Gillingham based tutoring methods)