Why are so many children poor at reading and spelling?
For the last generation, teachers have been told that children learn to read 'naturally', just like they learn to talk. The results have been catastrophic.
Is there a 'magic bullet' that will cure dyslexia?
No. It is unlikely that coloured lenses, bean bags, vitamin supplements, or any other over-hyped remedy will do anything other than lighten your wallet.
Do dyslexic children have special 'gifts'?
No more than any other children do. This notion, designed to raise the self-esteem of dyslexic children and their parents, is a cruel hoax.
How can I get children interested in books?
Today's all-singing, all-dancing children's books are about as 'exciting' as it is possible to make them. When children don't want to read, it's because they don't know how.
Are some children just slow developers?
Not as far as learning to read is concerned. Children who fall behind don't catch up without intensive help. By the age of 4, any child is 'ready' to read.
How can I help my child learn to read?
There are a lot of excellent phonics programs on the market, but only the most determined and resourceful parents will have much luck with them. Sound Foundations is simple, and it has been 'road tested' by ordinary parents.