The Importance of Early Intervention
If your child is struggling with their reading, you may be wondering whether to seek help now, or wait to see whether the problem clears up. At one time, it was common for educators to suggest the “wait and see” approach, based on the idea the child might just be developing slower than peers, and would eventually catch up on their own. However, research shows that without intervention nearly 90% of children who have trouble learning to read in first grade are still struggling with reading in the fourth grade, and the students who are behind in reading in elementary school generally don’t catch up to their peers, even through high school.
By contrast, at Abba’s Child Learning Center we regularly see struggling students achieve and surpass their grade level in reading in 3 or 4 months, sometimes less. The first key is to identify and address the underlying learning problems, such as auditory or visual processing problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. Brain-based methods. The second key is to simply the process of decoding. The English language is a confusing conglomeration of words from several different languages, each with different rules for spelling and pronunciation. Quick Steps to Reading makes decoding in this complex language, simple, logical, and even fun. When decoding and pronouncing words becomes a non-issue, energy is release to build vocabulary and comprehension. Reading becomes fun and rewarding, and self-confidence returns.