Reading seems automatic and easy for people who are good at it. That makes it hard to understand how reading can be so challenging for people who struggle with it. However, reading is actually a very complex task for our brains.
It’s a little like driving a car. You have to do a lot of things well, all at the same time, and continuously make adjustments. It seems simple for experienced drivers, but think about how easy it is to crash or how many things you have to teach someone who is learning to drive.
The good news is we know a lot about the risk factors for reading failure and what it takes to develop successful readers. The best teaching strategies for children at risk for reading failure are built into the Nemours BrightStart! program.
Research has proven that the earlier we find children at risk for reading problems and begin proper instruction, the better their outcomes. That’s what Nemours BrightStart! is all about: helping every child achieve his or her reading potential, for school and for life.