Welcome to Read Right:
Our Focus is Total Elimination of the Reading Problem
You may already know parents or teachers who’ve tried with great effort to find “something” to help their children or students become successful readers. Many will tell you that high quality and highly effective reading intervention is hard to find.
Read Right is highly effective, as verified by a 2010 independent gold-standard study. This is why: Our methods do not focus on incremental improvements in reading. From the very first day, our highly structured and well developed methods help students produce reading excellence for what is typically the first time in their lives. As they experience excellence again and again, they remodel the neural circuitry guiding the process specifically for excellent reading each and every time they read.
At age 8, Ethan (above) was recommended for Special Education classes. Instead, his mother enrolled him in Read Right Online Tutoring. In 9 months, Ethan read at grade level. His sister, Allie, wanted to participate, too, even though she was in kindergarten. By Grade 1, Allie was reading chapter books. We visited the family 10 years later and asked how the kids were doing. Their success is common for Read Right students.
How Does Read Right Work?
We use very different methods to compel the brain to remodel the neural network that guides the reading process. Our methods keep the student’s focus where it belongs: On understanding an author’s message through an integrated process that combines: (1) basic phonetic information (all of the stable letters of the alphabet) with (2) anticipation of the author’s intended language and meaning. This is very different from the popular assumption that phonics and decoding must be a developing reader’s primary reading strategy. In a 2014 scientific article, Compton et al. suggest over-emphasis on “word” identification can be hazardous to reading development. The act of decoding compels such focus.
Rather than decode words, Read Right methodology compels the student’s implicitly functioning brain to make immediate connections with what they already know about both the language and the subject matter of stories (e.g., dogs bark; ducks quack; people live in villages, towns, or cities; etc.) These connections allow the brain to create “anticipatory sets”–or to anticipate both language and its meaning. Anticipation is essential to successful reading ability, and mastering it produces rapid reading improvement!
The youth below was a virtual non-reader when he started a classroom-based Read Right program. See and hear his improvement:
Read Right is more than a Tutoring Program
Read Right is both a theory of how reading excellence develops and a highly structured comprehension-based reading intervention program that works with all ages and levels of disability (including dyslexia). Just like precocious readers, or preschool-age children who begin reading on their own, Read Right students use basic phonics knowledge and NO decoding activities to become excellent readers.
In this final video, a former Read Right student talks about overcoming her reading problem as a teen and what happened when her family used Read Right methodology 15 years later when her first son, Raymond, was a pre-schooler. Without ever being asked to decode a single word, Ray figured out how to read on his own, before starting kindergarten. By age 6, Ray could read 2nd/3rd grade books.
Read Right Methods Work–in the Classroom and Online
Early reading excellence and rapid reading improvement are possible with Read Right methodology because we put comprehension first, not last. You will see the difference in just eight sessions. We guarantee this for all individuals and families joining the Read Reading Online Tutoring program.
For more information on the importance of comprehension in any reading-related activity, check out this article by reading hall-of-fame member Dolores Durkin, Ph.D., one of education’s first scientists to study precocious readers. Excellent readers do not read to identify individual words. They read for understanding and to recreate an author’s message.
Read Right is an Award-Winning Reading Program
Read Right is an Award-Winning Program available as Online Tutoring provided by our highly-trained staff, but also as a site-based program managed and implemented by your program staff (K-12 Schools—including Special Education and ELL Programs—Colleges, Prisons, Detention Centers, Community-based Organizations, and Corporations. We’ve trained tutors across the United States, in Canada, and in China. We also provide on-site training for a whole-class Primary Core Curriculum for K-3 (for info, call 360-427-9440). We have worked extensively with ethnic minorities—most notably Native Americans, African Americans, and Latin Americans—and have an impressive record of success with these populations.
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