We know what it’s like, your child is smart, active, but has reading problems and poor grades. Can anything be done? Yes, a lot can be done. With over 40 years of combined experience working with special needs readers, we have created "TRIP Targeted Reading Improvement Program"
"TRIP" lessons consist of hand-eye coordination training exercises to help those with Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and other reading problems. "TRIP" has been in use at our reading center for over 30 years and has helped thousands. "TRIP" contains 20 lessons in downloadable form. Each lesson contains sight words, flashing practice and a story reading exercise. Also included is a home reading lesson video showing you how to use the exercises plus techniques to successfully help your child. In a recent survey done by a well known consumer magazine to help students with reading problems three strategies taught in our video are listed as being helpful. These strategies are: the use of a tutor, one on one instruction and a daily or weekly schedule.
"TRIP" is affordable and easy to use. All 20 lessons plus the home reading lesson video is only $39.99 that’s only two dollars a lesson! Private reading centers and tutors charge anywhere from $65.00 a lesson and up. Many tutoring centers will not even take special needs readers. Click on the video below to see a sample of a lesson given at our reading center.
Walter C. Waid
Jordan H. Price
P.S. The home reading lesson video is an actual lesson taped at our reading center. The student’s parents gave us permission to film so that other parents may learn and benefit from watching it
20 Lessons Plus The Home Reading Lesson Video
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IMPORTANT - Mac version works with 10.6 or earlier
The Reading Center was started in 1961 by Dr. Muriel E. Bruno, an educational psychologist. Dr. Bruno developed a reading program to help students with dyslexia, ADD and ADHD. The program uses hand-eye-ear coordination training techniques to help with many reading difficulties.
Walter C. Waid joined the Reading Center teaching staff in 1974 after completing his BA and English teaching credential at California State University Fullerton, In addition, he went through Dr. Bruno’s extensive teacher training program at the center.
Dr. Bruno retired in 1996 and at that time Mr. Waid took over the directorship of the Reading Center. Today the Reading Center is still helping students of all ages in Huntington Beach, California with Mr. Waid at the helm. We are proud of the many students we have helped over the years as it has made a big difference in their lives.
If you live in the Orange County area of Southern California, then you have the opportunity of enrolling your child in the reading center where the "TRIP" program is taught on a one-to-one basis at an extremely affordable cost.
Please email:firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
*If you want your child to read then you must be a reader. Keep books, magazines, newspapers at home. Visit websites with lots of content. Let your child see you reading.
*Whatever your child chooses to read, let him, even if it’s Vampire Zombies. Reading encourages more reading.
*Make it a point to visit the local library together. When you shop together stop in at a bookstore or the book section of any giant retailer if your child has done his choirs for the week, offer to buy him a book of his choice.
*Talk to your child about a variety of things such as sports, entertainment, music, current events. This will encourage them to read about them.
*Remember, even thou your child is playing a video game or watching a video he had to be able to read to do it. You might want to monitor this but don’t discourage it entirely.
*If a child is a poor reader at the end of the first grade, there is an almost 90% probability that the child will be a poor at the end of fourth grade.
- The Public Library Association
*Estimates indicate that at least 20 million of the nation’s 53 million school-age children are poor readers
- About two out of five children.
*Three-quarters of students who are poor readers in third grade will remain poor readers in high school.
- Yale University
*At least 50% of the unemployed are functionally illiterate.
- U. S. Department of Labor.
*The education of the parent is the single greatest predictor of whether a child will be raised in poverty.
- U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.
*For 90-95% of poor readers, prevention and early intervention programs that combine instruction in phonemic awareness, phonics, spelling, reading fluency, and reading comprehension can increase reading skills to average reading levels.
- National Institute of Child Health and Human development
The National Right To Read Foundation www.nrrf.org
TRIP was created by Walter C. Waid and Jordan H. Price, teachers with a combined total of 40 years experience working with special needs, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexic, and special ed students. They received their degrees and teaching credentials from California State University Long Beach and Fullerton California, respectively.
TRIP Contains 20 lessons. Each lesson consists of 3 parts. Plus A How to To Instructional Video With Step-By-Step Teaching Instructions.
Part 1: WORD LISTS.
These contain 160 basic sight and phonetic words for instant recognition. Spelling practice is incorporated as well.
Part 2: FLASHING PRACTICE.
This consists of flashing a series of symbols, letters, numbers and words on the screen. Students have a choice of three speeds and write down what they see. This is designed to improve visual imagery for better spelling and reading accuracy.
Part 3: STORY CARD.
10 sight words are reinforced with each story card which is read aloud. Students practice writing down the words while following directions and answering simple comprehension questions.