Can We Help Dyslexia?
Sound Reading Software helps individuals with Dyslexia and other special reading needs.
Struggling readers and individuals with dyslexia universally suffer from weak phonemic awareness and auditory processing skills. Sound Reading’s brain training activities activate essential auditory skills needed to help students master a variety of reading abilities, including auditory discrimination, phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency and reading comprehension.
Struggling readers respond quickly to our reading therapy because Sound Reading programs targets the minor neurological glitches and retrains the brain to properly process the correct sounds. The reason some children pick up phonics and decoding quickly is because they are able to clearly hear and process all the sounds in consonant blends, the difference between a long and short vowel sounds, and discriminate between subtle differences in sounds. Struggling readers lack this ability.
Do not fret … there is a remedy for struggling readers. Sound Reading uses groundbreaking research that helps individuals with problems processing spoken words. Because reading is an auditory experience, it is essential that auditory processing skills are mastered. Reading requires two components, the first is the visual. The visual part of reading is the ability to see the letters and written words, however, reading is only 2% visual. The second component of reading, and the most important part, is the auditory processing. Auditory processing is the ability to hear and process speech sounds and spoken words in the brain. What many may not realize is that reading is 98 % auditory. This is why individuals that are blind can still read, because they depend on the 98% of the brain that uses auditory processing to hear the sounds in their head and match those sounds the braille letters they feel on a page, in this case the 2% visual is not even needed. Hence the importance of developing auditory processing skills. What separates a natural reader from a struggling reader is that natural readers have strong auditory processing skills, exceptional phonemic awareness and the ability to hear all the discrete sounds and differences in spoken words.
The Sound Reading model is based on print-to-speech processing. This approach to literacy development focuses on the underlying speech, listening and language skills that support the complex process we call reading. Sound Reading teaches reading as a language process. It is not a series of instructional pieces that often focuses on printed content, but rather the instruction focuses on developing the spoken language processes that proficient students possess. Already well established in speech and language therapy, the components of phoneme and word awareness, sound discrimination, flexibility and speech code perception are important elements of print-to-speech instruction.
The good news is … Sound Reading programs were specifically designed to help individuals develop skills with ease, to the point where they are automatic and require minimal conscious effort. Our belief is that everyone has the ability to become a natural reader, it just requires a 2-3 months of dedication to our program and we guarantee you will see a significant growth in reading skills. We invite you to learn to read in a sound way today.