I have watched the ABC Read reading program, and they are wonderful! I have always thought that phonics was the only way to teach children or adults how to read. I was thrilled to see that someone has put together a thorough reading program that included memorable visual characters. I will enjoy sharing this program with others.
My son loves these DVD’s and so do I. You were right about them!
The program is great. I give it an A+ in my book. I love how I am learning how to understand the sounds. A program like this is very hard to locate. The cards work so well with the DVDs. The pictures on the DVDs and the flashcards help the person with a learning problem. I can review the program many times to help me understand. There is lots of material to learn, and I can do it at home. There is no rush to complete the program.
I am very grateful for my job as a model. There is a lot of competition in this line of work, and I have always been fearful of someone finding out that I was a poor reader. At parties that I have attended, they have played games that required reading board cards. While playing the game, I was always worried about having to read out loud a card with a word on it that I would not know. After embarrassing myself a few times, I knew that I had to find a way to become a better reader.
While on the internet, I noticed your program, and I thought I would give it a try. After finishing your program, I have since found out that I was not the only one who needed help with reading. I now find myself helping others read words they do not know!!
I am so glad I improved my reading skills. I have more confidence in myself.
At this time I want to tell you thanks for putting together your program, and allowing me to finally grasp the ability to not only read, but find great pleasure in it. It's been an emotional transition.
I ordered your course a couple of months ago, and if you would have told me that I would be able to read today as well as I do, I would not have believed it. I am 39 years old. I have spent my life not being able to read. Out of fear and desperation, I searched to find help, and stumbled across your program.
At this time I would like you to know that I have just read my first book from cover to cover, "Life Strategies" by Dr. Phillip C. McGraw. After four weeks of studying your material, I was able to read and understand what I read. I have never been able to enjoy reading a book until now, and prior to this time spent needless energy covering up my inability to read. I'm even starting to pursue furthering my education.
Thank you for your program, and the ability to read.
I received your program. I think its PERFECT! I have been searching for all the reading rules for so long, and I am thrilled to find your program. We will have a lot more learning time this summer vacation. I really expect great results for my son. We have already worked on it and my son is learning and liking it. Although when the DVD said that the lessons will take 30 hours, he thought he would have to do it for the next 30 hours… straight! I laughed so hard.
Thank you again for being the catalyst for my success in reading. Your DVD series is great. I have always struggled with what to do with the vowels. Not knowing the vowel sounds and blends was my biggest obstacle. What worked best for me was to hear the letter sounds at the same time I read the words. Being able to play the information over and over again, helped me to grasp the concept of blending sounds. The pictures were also helpful in helping me to visualize the sounds.
When looking for a program on the internet, I found several reading programs out there. What stood out for me on your website was "self taught reading program", which would allow me to pursue my goals in private. (I was too embarrassed to ask anyone I knew for help.)
If you would identify me as "John", I would not have any problem with your using my letter on your website. I would prefer you not use my full name, or give out my e-mail address, but I would be glad to respond to anyone's questions if you send me their e-mail address.
Your program has really helped me. As far as I am concerned it's the best reading program out there. I have always had trouble pronouncing words and your program has changed that. God bless you.
I want to take a moment and thank you for your reading program. I love it and the pictures. Our school mandates that we use another reading program, but somehow I will definitely use your pictures and DVD reading program wherever I can.