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Explicit reading instruction can help students with dyslexia become the best readers they can be, but no matter how hard they try to become adequate readers, visual reading will remain effortful into adulthood. While they develop their visual reading skills, they do not have to fall behind in their development of academic, vocabulary, language, intellectual, and communication skills because of that slow reading. They can read as much and as fast as their intellectual peers, using rapid, effortless reading by listening. With reading by listening they can read at 300+ words per minute with good comprehension. Bright students with dyslexia are being set free from the chains of slow and labored reading so they can excel academically, even in honors classes. Paper and pencil writing and spelling problems will also persist into adulthood but with writing by speaking they can write as fast as they can speak and learn to become good writers.
Note: The Need for Speed
Reading by listening is not listening, it’s reading.
It's fast. The sound may be strange to you, but…
Our bright students with dyslexia can read this way with good comprehension and without getting tired, and…
It becomes normal sounding to them.
This website is dedicated to advocating for persons with dyslexia and teaching the techniques for using Writing by Speaking and Reading by Listening so persons with print disabilities will: (1) overcome the limiting effects of slow and labored visual reading and writing, (2) read at 250 to 350+ words per minute with good comprehension, (3) write by speaking. (4) quickly and effortlessly read and write any print using assistive technology systems, (5) receive these accommodations and excel academically, even in honors classes, and join their intellectual peers in preparing for a future full of opportunities, limited only by their abilities and imagination.
Writing by Speaking and Reading by Listening is not just for students who are identified as eligible for special education services. It is for anyone who's visual reading is not adequate for the reading that he or she is capable of understanding - slow readers, labored readers, etc. With the reading and writing barriers to print removed, students can focus on learning advanced skills - science, language, math, etc. College students and adults can realize their full potential in advanced studies and careers.
(Last edited 09/19/17)