Identifying Early Reading Struggles

Identifying Early Reading Struggles

Ask any elementary school teacher and they will confirm that many kids struggle with reading.  School staff do their best to help with limited resources but many take a wait and see approach.  Waiting does not benefit your child.  As an astute parent or family member, follow your instinct to determine the root cause of your child’s reading struggle.

Students who struggle with reading in the early grades will eventually struggle with all academic areas. This occurs because the curriculum in upper grades relies more and more on independent reading skills. In fact, research studies have shown that it is important to assess and remediate a child’s reading skills at an early age. Researcher Joseph Torgesen and colleagues documented that more than 80% of students who were poor readers at the end of first grade still performed below average at the beginning of third grade.  Don’t let your child become a reading failure statistic. Specialized reading help is available when you have the right knowledge.

Keys to Helping

The keys to helping your child include following your hunch, seeking an expert to test your child to determine which reading program is best for your child’s needs, and using the program with an experienced professional.  The correct reading program can help save time, stress, and create life changing gains within your child.  We encourage you not to accept a one size fits all reading approach offered by many schools.

Since Dr. Forgan is also a Susan Barton certified dyslexia tester, we use unique tests that others don’t have.  Within a few weeks we give you answers and tell you the best reading program we believe will help your child.

Call to discuss your child as we test students ages 5.5 through college for dyslexia, learning disabilities, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and other processing disorders.  Call (561) 625 4125