Dyslexia Fact Sheet: Reading Dyslexia – a major school problem
• There are over 6 million students in the California public schools. 20% (over 1 million) are estimated to have some signs of dyslexia.
• Of these 1 million kids, approximately 220,000 are receiving special education services under the category of a Specific Learning Disability in the area of reading (AB 1369 FAQ).
• More Than 1 in 3 Children Who Started School in the Pandemic Need ‘Intensive’ Reading Help (Spark, 2022).
Visual Dyslexia – undiagnosed, untreated
• There are 3 types of dyslexics: 1) dysphonetic (phonological deficits), 2) dyseidetic (visual deficits), and 3) dysphoneidetic (both types of deficits). Boder (1970)
• Approximately 1/3 of dyslexics fall into each of the 3 types of dyslexia. (Dr. John Griffin who invented the DDT)
• As many as 30% of children in school with dyslexia (Whitely et al., 2007), do not show the expected phonological deficits or do not respond successfully to phonologically-based remediation (Wolf, 1997).
PATH to Reading (PATH) – a visually-based reading program
• Considerable evidence confirms that many dyslexic readers have impairments in motion perception. These visual timing deficits limit reading speed and comprehension in dyslexics. (Lawton, Shelley-Tremblay, & Stein, 2022).
• PATH is the most effective and rapid visually-based therapy to remediate all types of dyslexia.
• PATH significantly improves the functioning of the visual, attention, memory, and executive pathways (Lawton, Shelley-Tremblay, & Huang, 2022). Only 10-15 minutes of PATH eye-brain exercises several times a week for 1-6 months speeds up the motion visual system.
• Research shows that doing rapid, specific eye-brain exercises significantly improves one’s ability to read rapidly, accurately, and with comprehension (Lawton, Shelley-Tremblay, & Huang, 2022).
PATH – VISUAL TRAINING WORKS
• Standardized tests found that PATH training significantly improved dyslexic’s reading and cognitive skills, aged 5 to 76 years old. All studies found significant improvements (Lawton, Shelley-Tremblay, & Stein, 2022). – See Below.
• Improvements found following PATH training:
– Reading Speed: up to 1050 words/minute, reading over 11 times faster.
– Reading Comprehension: From 1.5 up to 7 grade levels in only 3 months.
– Focused Attention: up to 82%.
– Short-Term Memory, both visual and auditory: up to 95%.
– Not only visually-based improvements, but also phonologically-based: up to 73%.
• Dozens of testimonials from teachers, parents, students, and optometrists (posted on Testimonials) or upon request.
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