Home school mom Susan Lounder shares her son’s story. Jacob was diagnosed with dyslexia, and despite following three popular reading curriculums over four years, Jacob still could not read.
Three reading curriculums failed
I am a homeschool mom with an 8-year-old son who has dyslexia. Since he is my youngest, I felt confident teaching him to read. After using three different popular reading curriculums over a four-year period, Jacob still could not read.
His self-esteem had deteriorated, his attention span had lessened, and he was overwhelmed with schoolwork. His lack of concentration made it impossible to teach him. His inability to read made it difficult for him to participate in age-appropriate activities, i.e., Sunday School Awanas, Scouts, and even Summer Camp. His neighborhood friends began to see the difference in him and started to pick on him.
Edublox gets discovered
I searched and searched the Internet for help and ran across a message board that spoke of Edublox and the success they found with the program. I immediately logged onto the site and purchased the program.
I was surprised at the low cost of the program and became doubtful of it working for my son. I read the Edublox book and diligently followed the program laid out in the book, still doubting the simplicity of the program.
Results begin to show
That was four weeks ago and I can’t believe the changes in Jacob. His self-esteem has improved, along with his memory recall, concentration, and left/right recognition. He is able to read 30 of the word cards fluently, and we add to them almost daily. His math skills have improved now that he “understands the numbers”. He is excited about Awanas Club this year and feels that he is finally going to read.
I look forward to the long-term results as we continue using the program. I still can’t believe that such a simple approach is bringing such dramatic results. Jacob has always told me that his schoolwork “didn’t fit,” and I never understood until I finally found the one that “fit”.
THANK YOU Edublox for helping us.