December 31, 2013
Most kids learn to read no matter what method of instruction is used. But 20 percent of school age kids are poor readers and remain that way through their lifetime. You may have heard that letter reversals are an early indicator of reading problems. Actually, many young kids exhibit some reversals as they’re learning to form letters and sequence from left to right. The scientific, independent research results tell us that reading is a language-based skill. This means that delays in early language development are better predictors of reading problems.
Reading Universe has collected a series of articles that help to explain some of the basic causes of reading difficulties. Please use these articles as a reference, not as a solution. If you believe that there is a problem, please contact your Local School Department or a Trained Professional.