If we are heading in the right direction you will soon know. And we take the risk anyhow with our unconditional guarantee.
If the trial lesson goes well I am confident that we will be the best value and most comprehensive solution for reading help in the world for your child. What we do isn't simple or cheap, but we make it as efficient as we can.
It is my aim with every child doing Accelerator to get them into the top half of their class. And that is usually possible although there is always a range of results. But as a minimum, we expect you to see a substantial improvement we back that up with an Unconditional Success Guarantee.
Both my sons found learning to read very hard (like me!). And they also both ended up straight grade A students (unlike me...!). We see children literally taking off in their educations every day.
The impact of taking the worry of reading difficulty away for them is beyond measure or words. It affects everything, right down to the look in their eyes on the way to school.
Short Lessons Can Deliver more
Over the next few months, I am confident we can get your child reading well.
And it will only take a short (5-15 minute) daily lesson on the computer.
We deliver them over the Internet to your personal account. And we aim to make them fun, using games and activities. We support you right through the whole process. In fact you will be a critical element of the team, as an assistant to your child and a monitoring system for us. So we need to train you up for that.
Not sure? Talk To Someone Who Has Used Easyread
We would be delighted to put you in touch with someone nearby, who has used Easyread. Wherever you are in the world, we will have someone in your area.
But in the meantime, have a quick look at the sort of testimonials we get all the time:
Here is Ann Bauer of Manor Junior School, talking about her experiences with Easyread:
Ann Bauer of Manor Junior School
Talking about Easyread
Easyread is designed to help any child improve their reading. We do not make any discrimination between someone diagnosed as dyslexic or not. In our experience, they can usually achieve the same level of reading proficiency if the cause of their difficulty is addressed.
Here is Clare Hiley discussing her experience over the last 9 months, while working with a group of dyslexic children:
Clare Hiley of Maidenbower School discussing
improvement she has seen with dyslexic children
What All Of This Means For The Child
Here is one of our Easyread star pupils from Maidenbower, free reading on his own in the classroom:
Unable to read simple books in October 2009,
here is Josh free reading in June 2010
Josh is absolutely typical of what we see again and again. In just 9 months he has transformed himself, going from just not believing he would ever read, to loving it.
The effect that has on any child's psychology is huge. We are not just talking about reading and writing. This impacts every element of their self-image, their self-confidence and their attitude to school.
The Easyread Experience
Easyread is a highly interactive and supported process for you and your children. But it only takes 5-15 minutes per day. You should see your child asking to log on to do the lesson. We view getting the right psychology as half the game.
You will then start to see a new confidence building in just days and weeks, even though the whole process normally takes around 6-9 months.
Easyread is a very active, interactive and managed process. We will be in regular contact on the phone and through our private messaging system throughout the course. In fact on of our largest costs is the time we spend coaching you, the parent or teacher, in how to make sure the process works for your children.
Our Unconditional Guarantee
Because there is so much at stake, I am passionate that you should not feel any barrier to giving your child the opportunity to test Easyread. For that reason, we give you an unconditional success guarantee that your child will be able to read competently in 6-9 months. If you are anything less than delighted with the progress you see, we will refund every penny you have invested.
It is our job to get it right and our financial loss if we fail. And you can bet we will do everything we can not to fail your child, because what he or she needs right now is success.
All we ask is that you accept that it does take time. Although you will see confidence building rapidly in Easyread, it normally takes around 3 months for that to begin to transfer to reading normal books.
The Easyread Approach
You will find there is a lot of confusion on reading difficulty and that can lead to defeatism in some of the people involved in literacy and dyslexia. Often they seem more concerned with how to help someone live while unable to read, than actually teaching people to read.
That is unnecessary. We find most children can be helped to confident reading in 6-9 months.
The key to success is to understand the individual reason why reading is difficult for your child, so that we can then sort that out and make it easy. There are 7 different main causes of reading difficulty and we need to fix each underlying problem that is giving your child difficulty. It may be one or more of the seven.
The only way to do that is to give you a supported reading system. We deliver our materials over the Internet, but we are in no way the equivalent of a CD or book series.
The truth is that dumb CDs and books just cannot deliver the same result. With Easyread you will be in regular contact with us as we guide you and your child through the process.
This is a big decision that you need to get right. So, to save you time, we have gathered together a listing of our competitors.
I don't think any of them match the value, results and guarantee that we offer, but here they are:
We are always looking for the telltale patterns of different causes of reading difficulty as each child works through Easyread. It is a very interactive process involving your child, yourself and us. We will be coaching you, as well as your child.
There is a lot of background knowledge to that. We try to deliver quite a lot here on the website. But if you would prefer to read about it in more depth and on paper, then download the manuscript to the book I am due to publish this year:
In return... all I ask is that you send me some feedback on anything you did not understand or wanted explained in more detail as you read the book.
Proof of Results
It is normal to want real evidence that we can really help your child.
First of all, I want to say that we do not make any of our claims lightly. I know that there are a lot of false promises around and I would absolutely hate to add to those. It is a cruel thing to raise people's expectations and hopes with something as important as this, without being able to deliver.
However, we are doing something new and it is getting great results. So I do want to convince you to consider it.
So, here are the elements of proof I can offer you:
Listen to the teachers above discussing Easyread. They are very experienced literacy specialists. I could add dozens of other similar videos.
You can try our sample lesson to see if it resonates with your child.