A Theory of Reading or Expert Coaching?
Read Right Offers More than a Theory. It is a Highly Structured System of Reading Development and Reading Intervention Grounded in a Broader Understanding of Brain Science.
Did you know that two-thirds of American students read at a basic level or below (source: National Assessment of Educational Progress, 2002 to present)? As a result, most children, teens, and young adults today either struggle with reading or resist it! Reading problems are not only common–they are the norm.
The bottom line: Something is wrong with early reading instruction in our schools, as well as reading remediation (Grade 3 and beyond). If it weren’t, two-thirds of America’s students would read at a proficient level or above. Instead, the opposite is true.
Excellent reading ability cannot be “taught”: a teacher tells a student what to do to be a better reader. Reading excellence must be “coached”: a highly trained coach provides structured guidance as the reader puts in the effort to figure out how to be a successful reader.
Compare the differences between main-stream thinking in the field of reading (source: the “five basic skills” theory, the product of the National Reading Panel’s 18-month literature review, 1998-2000) and Read Right’s deeper understanding and broader application of neuroscience reflected in the extensive literature review and classroom/student intervention work of Dee Tadlock, Ph.D., 1982 to present:
Read Right’s methods are rapid and effective. Dozens of educators, school administrators, parents, and students verify its effectiveness in our Written and Video Testimonials.
We all want the same thing: Reading success for every child, teen, and adult. Read Right delivers! Rather than give educators a manual and set them free to figure out the methods on their own, we provide hundreds of hours of training with students present. Each of our Online Tutors has received the same intensive training. For our Online Reading Intervention Program, see our Online Tutoring Guarantee.
Explore this website to learn more:
- Who is Dee Tadlock, Ph.D., and how was Read Right methodology developed?
- More on the differences between main-stream reading instruction and Read Right.
- Quantitative and qualitative results attained by participating in Read Right.
- Learn more about Read Right Online Tutoring for All Ages as well as Read Right On-Site Small Group Instruction for: K-12,
- Corrections, and
- Adult Workforce Programs.
Above: Ten years ago at age 8, Ethan recommended for Special Education classes. Instead, his mother enrolled him in Read Right Online Tutoring. With just 9 months of tutoring, Ethan was reading at grade level. Our reading improvement methods lean on procedural learning associated with complex processes the brain performs, not simplistic decoding and individual word identification. How powerful is this approach? His kindergarten-age sister, Allie, wanted to participate, too–and she was reading chapter books by Grade 1.
Above: This video from our Read Right library will show you the “before” and “after” power of Read Right Tutoring for Reading. Throughout their reading intervention experience, struggling readers focus on comprehension. They are never asked to decode individual words because doing so violates the human brain’s limitations on short-term/working memory.
Finally: A brief example of how young children can learn to read easily when the methodology is right. From the time he was born, Ray Nunn’s parents followed Read Right methodology for early reading development (see “Read Right! Coaching Your Child to Excellence in Reading” by Dee Tadlock, Ph.D., New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005). As a result, Ray, pictured upper right corner, became a successful reader before starting kindergarten. In October of his kindergarten year, he tested at an upper first/lower second grade reading level. Even with developing readers, Read Right methodology never asks children to decode a single word.