Together we can end dyslexia
Does Your Child Have Difficulty Reading?
As a parent we all want our children to do well. Problems with reading, spelling and writing at a young age can lead to serious issues later on in school because most learning relies on having mastered these basic skills.
Dyslexia is one of the most common learningÂ disabilities, affecting as many as 5-10% of children. Dyslexia has nothing to do with how smart a person is. In fact, most people diagnosed with reading and learning disabilities have average to superior intelligence.
Help them Succeed with our Fun, Effective Reading Programs
Access Speech Language helps children withÂ dyslexiaÂ become proficient readers. Over 20 years of experience has shown us that every child with dyslexia can enjoy reading and do well at school.
Our programs are scientifically proven to bring slow readers up to speed and to improve a childâs ability to learn. We can help your child overcomeÂ dyslexia for good and gain reading abilities on a par with his or her peers.
“I wanted to let you know about what we’ve seen since Lauren began Fast Forward – she has actually WANTED to read with us. We’ve never pushed her, and suddenly she is beginning to want to read!!!!! I want to cry for the joy!!!!
THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!”Kelly Muir
“Our 18-year-old son was able to follow a family tree last night for the first time ever!”Eileen Bennison
Dyslexia and the Critical Years
Ages 6 to 9 are critical years for reading and language development. If your child falls behind during this window they may never catch up.Â Once they reach grade 4, most of their time at school will hinge on their ability to read and learn.
While children do learn at different rates it is important not to ignore the signs that your child may be struggling with dyslexia. Take action now so that they don’t fall behind.
Signs your child may need help are:
â¢ Doesnât enjoy reading â¢ Struggles with homework
â¢Â Has trouble spelling
â¢ Misunderstands what you say
â¢ Doesnât pay attention, forgets instructions and is easily distracted
â¢ Finds it hard to focus or concentrate
â¢ Gives slow or delayed responses
â¢ Mispronounces or muddles up typical word sounds
â¢ Gets confused in noisy situations
â¢ Has a diagnosis of dyslexia
â¢ Has a history of ear infections
â¢ Has a history of family difficulty with reading or âlate talkersâ
â¢ Has behavioural issues at school
â¢ Seems to be very bright but struggles academically
âMy daughter was diagnosed with a serious learning challenge in grade one.Â Although she had been hiding her struggles, she had started to believe she was ‘stupid’ and not as capable as the other children.Â We were able to put a program in place that changed her life. Although the computer program we needed was expensive, I can honestly say that I have never spent any money on anything better.
Our daughter went from having challenges with reading to being years ahead of her grade level and in love with reading.â
Scientifically Proven to Improve Reading
Our programs are scientifically proven to radically improve reading and learning and in most cases will bring your childâs reading ability up to par for their grade within a year. Reading, talking and listening use multiple brain areas. If the connections between these areas are slow or muddled then reading and learning are very difficult.
Our programs retrain the brain and make reading and learning easy and fun. Our powerful video-game programs re-wire the brain so that children develop the cognitive skills that are essential for language, reading and learning:
â¢ Improved memory
â¢ Improved attention
â¢ Faster information processing
â¢ Improved sequencing and organization
The programs are easy to use, enjoyable and create rapid results by creating new pathways in the brain. By developing these core cognitive skills your child will not only vastly improve their reading and language skills, they will improve their learning across the board.
FastForWord is a series of online computer programs designed by neuroscientists to improve reading, learning and language skills.
Fast ForWord can dramatically improve reading and learning with as little as 30 minutes of use 3 to 5 times a week.
I am committed to children succeeding in school, enjoying learning and fulfilling their dreams. In this last stage of my working life, I want to be sure that we end dyslexia in British Columbia because we now can and it matters to the kids that we do so.Marlene Lewis
Scientists have been trying to tease out what happens in the brain when a kid is learning something new. At the University of Washington, researchers have just publishedÂ their findingsÂ on what happens to children with dyslexia when they get intensive help with reading.407-852-3528
Will this work for your child?
If you have a hunch that your child has dyslexiaÂ the sooner you take action the easier it is to correct. Book a free assessment with us to find out the facts about your childâs reading and learning abilities and whether corrective action is recommended.
Marlene Lewis is a registered Speech Language Pathologist with over 30 years experience working with children. She will be able to assess whether your child has a language or reading challenge and pinpoint exactly which programs will be best for them.