When the letter r follows a vowel, the vowel is usually forced to change its sound. That’s why we call it the “Bossy R”.
In most small words with one vowel in the middle, that vowel has a short vowel sound as in the words cat, hen, sit and box.
Listen to how the sound of the vowel changes if we replace the last letter of each of these words with the letter r: Can changes to car, hen to her, sit to sir, hunt to hurt.
Video: Susan’s story of helping her daughter catch up
Meet Susan, Vivienne's mom. Vivienne was adopted from China at age 5½. This video is about Susan helping her 11-year-old daughter catch up on her development delays. They started with the Edublox program 13 weeks ago. This is her story. Continue Reading
Susan, Vivienne's mom February 22, 2021
“We can see her world getting bigger, and we are so happy!”
The whole Edublox system has helped Amy so much with reading and math, but it was hard for us to tell if it was helping her with this hidden, agonizing challenge. It certainly is! Continue Reading
Sandy, mom of Amy, US February 11, 2021
“Carsten is reading 6 and 7 letter words and the most amazing part is he is spelling them as well!”
Now, after working with Susan and the Edublox program for the last 5 months, Carsten is reading 6 and 7 letter words and the most amazing part is he is spelling them as well! AMAZING! I never would have thought he would be spelling words that large so quickly. I asked his school teacher about what she has seen and she told me she’s seen a big difference... Continue Reading
Lisel Nielsen, Utah, US March 12, 2020
Video gallery: Parents and children share their stories on overcoming learning barriers
Watch videos and listen to interviews, covering Edublox clients of all age groups and from all over the world, at various stages of implementation and for various needs: from overcoming reading difficulties to severe dyslexia, dyscalculia, low IQ, et cetera. Continue Reading
Video gallery December 22, 2019
Life-changing: A child with severe dyslexia improves from the 1st to the 55th percentile in reading!
Meet Maddie, a 10-year-old who had been diagnosed with severe dyslexia, moderate dyscalculia, ADHD and low IQ (low 80s). People who had evaluated her said that they had never seen dyslexia as severe as this before. Her parents had been told by more than one professional that Maddie would probably never read... Continue Reading
Kimberly, US May 23, 2019
A dyslexia success story: “I would not have thought it possible four years ago”
As for my daughter, I thought you would like to know that she is in her first year of high school and is in honors English and geometry and AP History. Her elective reading for English was Hemingway and now Homer's Iliad. She got a very good report card this term too. Continue Reading
Beth in Fullerton, US November 13, 2017
“Handwriting is no longer an issue” – Jennifer Gilliland
After thirty hours, I can honestly say his handwriting is no longer an issue. It has become automatic for him to write neatly and legibly, whereas before, his writing varied depending on the day and the amount of effort he was willing to put in to be neat. This has also positively affected his ability to compose a written paragraph... Continue Reading
Jennifer Gilliland, US February 26, 2017
“Now he reads with ease and confidence” – Sheri Browning
As a matter of fact, he enjoys reading so much that it isn’t unusual to see him reading for pleasure now. The first time I heard him say he was “going to bed a little early so he could read before going to sleep” was music to my ears!! Continue Reading
Sheri Browning, US December 19, 2016
“I feel as if part of my daughter’s mind was trapped, and Edublox set her free” – The Adams household
She is now almost an intuitive speller. Really, it's a miracle. Six months ago, her spelling tested at a Kindergarten level, and is now at a 6th grade level. This is just still so amazing to all of us who have struggled with her. Continue Reading
The Adams household in New Mexico December 15, 2016
“In the first 9 weeks of school they have increased over 2 1/2 years” — Nita Brist
Phonics just did not work. Last year they did not improve in their reading level all year. We started Edublox in June and already in the first 9 weeks of school they have increased over 2 1/2 years.... Their spelling has greatly improved and learning new words has become a game, not the dreaded chore it once was. Continue Reading
Nita Brist, Washington State, US December 11, 2016