From Parents of Dyslexic Children
Last night I did the reading rate and motion graphs programs with Addie. After our first PATH session, we did her homework. We were all shocked! It went so smoothly, with a smile, and it appeared to be with little effort! It took us 30 minutes the night before just to get through 4 spelling words (with much effort and poor results.) Last night we were able to do all 12 words (with ease, accuracy, and focus) as well as finish all of her math homework in less than 25 minutes. She was so happy and her confidence surged. I am amazed at how transformative PATH can be in just one session! We are so excited to see how PATH will continue to help Addie with her struggles and build her confidence.
We are so deeply grateful for your special, smart, ground-breaking program. We have tried EVERYTHING up until now, and nothing seemed to work. You truly have made a difference in Addie’s life. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Kim Macri, Ramsey, New Jersey
My daughter Sophie, who at age 5 could not read when she started PATH neurotraining has improved remarkably in her ability to read. Her speech therapist found a huge improvement in her phonetic awareness abilities and general reading and writing skills! I have noticed that her spoken sentences are getting longer with better structure.
Dr. Annemieke Karyotis, Glasgow, Scotland
My daughter, Adia, completed both Motion and Motion Memory to improve her reading during her 7th grade year. During the time she was doing the program and in the year after, her reading improved 5 grade levels according to the reading test given at her school. Difficulty reading was no longer a barrier for her. She was able to take challenging classes that will lead to an honors diploma, and she is maintaining a high GPA in high school. As her classes have gotten more difficult she has been able to keep up with reading, but she has struggled to complete the exams in the time allotted by the school. This year in two of her most challenging classes, Algebra 2 honors and AP Physics, she has often not been able to complete the tests resulting in a lower grade. I reached out to Dr. Lawton, and she suggested that Adia do a session before her difficult tests. She did a session in the morning before both final exams. She was able to finish and pass both tests. We are grateful for the program. Adia will continue to do sessions on the mornings before important exams. The program has and continues to have a positive impact on Adia’s learning. It is the single best investment we have made in Adia’s education.
Diana Walker, Reno, Nevada
“Dear Dr. Lawton,
I’m writing to update you as to the success in treating our son Nicholas’s reading deficit which had plagued our family since early childhood, until we discovered the PATH to Reading program in 2014. Beginning from Kindergarten, Nicholas has suffered from severe dyslexia that made it impossible for him to read, pay attention, or remember. Simple tasks like following multi-task instructions were always difficult for Nicholas to answer, or following requests which were reported by Nicholas to be “confusing” were impossible to complete. Nicholas’ inability to do simple decision making confounded us as to what could be the culprit that caused our son not to be able to read more than 20 words per minute at the age of 9. We felt our life had dealt us the difficult task of raising a “special needs” child in a world that is not kind to such children. The stress nearly drove us into a state of depression when considering what could have been a disastrous situation.
For years we sought answers from multiple doctors and psychologists at a cost of thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of psychological sessions. We never lost hope. Then, in 2014 we found the PATH to Reading intervention, and were eager to try it. When we finished the first session of PATH to Reading neurotraining, we could not believe our eyes as to the success that followed.
After only 3 months, Nicholas improved significantly in his cognitive skills, his reading fluency improving 3 grade levels, from 2nd to 5th grade, reading speed increasing from 171 words/min up to 683 words/min, phonological process improving from mildly below normal to above normal, reading comprehension and reading rate measured using the GORT improving 1 grade level, improving 2 grade levels in attention, from the 27 to 50%, and 3 grade levels in both visual and auditory working memory, increasing from the 13th percentile up to the 83rd percentile in auditory working memory, and up to the 90th percentile in visual working memory. These tests show that Nicholas is performing at age and grade level. Moreover, Nicholas said that PATH training, after only a few months, has transformed his life. He provided the following examples:
- I am able to see better, see far away motions better than anyone else, for example, now I can see birds when no one else can.
- I notice I can read 10 times faster. I Really understand stories more easily. I Can remember things from a long, long time ago. Before I could not remember several things at the same time. That is No longer a problem.
- Social interactions are much easier. I can follow nonverbal cues more easily. I find I am making more friends and enjoying life more.
- I have greater aspirations like going on to college than before! Now I can pursue any profession I desire, whereas that was not in the realm of possibilities before, not only was it not possible previously, it was something I worried about.
- I Find that I am a lot less stressed and enjoying life more at home and at school.
- Pull-outs are no longer needed. I prefer to stay in the classroom and then after school get help with homework.
- It’s Easier to do math problems in my head, which was not possible before.
- Writing down ideas is easier. I can remember how to spell words, pulling ideas out of my head more easily. It is much easier to interpret stories. Without PATH training I would not be able to do any of this.
Nicholas’ teacher in December 2014 said: ”Nichols is at the top of the grades for his class.” This is on the heels of Nicholas having scored the highest spelling grade on his spelling test, when before he could not spell, and was markedly below normal.
In short, Nicholas has risen from a special needs student, requiring 6 hours of Resource five days a week to being part of his class, requiring no Resource, contributing to class discussions, always excelling in his studies. His reading has accelerated from a nearly dead stop – to a rapid –fire pace of over 950 words per minute two years later with good comprehension – the same rate as a college professor reads –Wow! Nicholas’ learning keeps improving, since the PATH training, so that now he is at the top of his class academically.
Nicholas is reading like I never in my wildest dreams thought was possible. Even more importantly, Nicholas recently remarked that, “Now I know I can do anything I want in life!” Empowered!
I am both proud and excited for the world to discover the PATH to Reading intervention, as it is a path to success for all.”
James Franklin, Del Mar, CA.
I am really impressed with the PATH training program. My daughter Kamilla is almost seven years old and attends first grade. At seven, she still got her letters confused and had difficulties memorizing simple words that she had red often. She also read quite slowly. I wanted her to discover the joy of reading. When Kamilla had her first 15-minutes session with the PATH program, she couldn’t discern if the “fish” was swimming to the left or to the right. But, to my great surprise, in the second session she had already made some progress, and when she came for the third time, she had already improved a lot. I have been bringing her for PATH to Reading training once a week for about two months, and she improves constantly. But the best is that, in this short time, she has developed a joy and excitement for reading that I have never seen before! She is eager to read in the evening at reading time, and she reads street signs and even tried to read in German, which is our native language. And with this new skill, she has gained a great deal of self confidence! I think that this program would be very helpful applied to public school systems where more and more children have reading problems.
Kirsten Stevernin, Mountain View, CA
“A remarkable difference was noticed in Kyle’s ability to read after only 1-2 months doing PATH neurotraining. With PATH therapy, Kyle has not only improved his spelling and writing skills, but we also have seen a dramatic improvement in his willingness to pick up a book, and understand what he has read.”
Kerrie Vargas, Oak View, CA
“It is so nice to see Darcy go into another room and sit down with a book, and enjoy reading. Before she started the therapy with you, her frustration with reading and all her schoolwork was overwhelming and she constantly needed help to complete her homework. The most heart wrenching moment for me was when she told me she was stupid. I want you to know that after two months of visual exercise training with you, she has earned all A’s and one B, and now she knows she is very bright, like her twin sister who has not had any problems reading. What I’ve noticed the most about her improvement in reading is the ease with which she is now able to read the words on the page, and as a result is developing a better understanding of what she is reading. Darcy has also noticed that learning math is now much easier. It seems like her memory is better. Her teacher has noticed that she has no problem with memorizing and understanding, whereas last year [in 4th grade] this was a big problem especially memorizing fractions. I want to thank you so much for all of your time and energy in helping Darcy learn to read more easily.”
Sheila McCarthy, Ojai CA
“When David was eight I discovered he had a vision processing problem that resulted in difficulty in reading. On the fifth week after starting your program, I realized David’s reading had suddenly improved. He is not pausing at the small words so his reading is now almost at my speed. Several of the other reading related problems have disappeared for the first time. In addition, his eyes don’t tire and he doesn’t complain about reading like he did in the past. There is no question PATH neurotraining has made the difference. As a parent who has researched the field and felt the frustration of not being able to help my son, I can only thank you for the PATH neurotraining program and urge you to share this program with all needy children.”
Stan Di Orio, Cameron Park, CA
“Sydney [9 years old] was having a terrible time reading and frankly, did NOT enjoy it at all. Because of her difficulty, she felt stupid, which lowered her self image and self esteem. From the first day after seeing you, her attitude changed dramatically! You not only made her feel comfortable, but you gave her hope. Now, after only a couple of months, she absolutely loves to read. She has gone from reading 80 words per struggling minute, to over 200 words per minute of eager anticipation. You have unveiled a most precious, inquisitive mind in my daughter and I thank you.”
James Chappell, Ojai, CA
“I am writing to thank you for helping my daughter Jennifer Hurt. Her teacher and I have seen a very big change in her reading and she couldn’t have done it without you. We thought we did everything (Hooked on Phonics, hiring a tutor, etc.), but nothing worked. With only two sessions she has improved remarkably.”
Val Hurt, Ventura, CA
“When Nicholas started your reading program, he found reading to be very difficult and hated to read. He was reversing letters and numbers which PATH therapy caused to go away. Moreover, he had great difficulty spelling and pronouncing words, and his reading speed was unusually slow. Not only did his reading speed improve four fold, his spelling, pronunciation, and desire to read improved remarkably. I have tried many different types of reading therapy, and none of them were successful in improving Nicholas’ reading fluency.”
Toni Cochran, West Hills, CA
“Two years in a row, Robert, my eight year old son, was getting low scores in reading comprehension and spelling. These two areas were pulling down his self-esteem. By the end of second grade most of the kids were reading better than Robert and he felt a sense of not being good enough! Not being smart! After the first month of the PATH therapy twice a week, we both saw improvement, and by the end of the second month it all started coming together. He is finally making sense of his reading, improving in reading comprehension, and even spelling. He is even picking up books and magazines on his own, something he never did before he started the PATH therapy. I was skeptical at first, but now I am only impressed with the results of PATH neurotraining. My youngest son Ben also received the PATH therapy, and has also noticed large improvements in his ability to see the letters in a word, understands what he is reading, spelling, and has also noticed it has helped him play hockey, in enabling him to see the hockey puck more easily and to skate faster. I believe this visual exercise is of benefit to Ben, even though he wasn’t necessarily showing signs that he needed this therapy. We are most grateful for the improvements from PATH neurotraining and hope more children will have the opportunity and experience that we’ve had.”
Bobbye Rotello, Ojai, CA
“I have a young family member who was very bright at primary school but had difficulty reading, which lead to a diagnosis of dyslexia and the fitting of colored glasses for reading. This solution only treated the symptoms, and not perfectly at that. In the course of my work I fortuitously happened to find a USA patent directed to treating dyslexia, in which a computer program which is easy to use could bring children up to a normal reading rate and comprehension within 6 months of use. Having contacted the inventor directly I, somewhat skeptically, purchased the program and, after 6 months of twice-weekly use, my child had improved dramatically and no longer needed to wear the colored glasses to school. The length of treatment is, in part, dependent on the severity of the disability and would be ideal for use in the education system. I am so pleased with the results that I recommend to those with a dyslexic child, particularly those who have tried other therapies for little effect, to at least go to pathtoreading.com. This program might just be the best investment you ever make for your child.”
Dr. Bruce Dowsing, Patent & Trade Mark Attorney, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
“Our 6 year old son struggled to have conversations given his lack of focus and/or attention while he preferred to be more preoccupied on his own things of interest. While he has been good in several fronts such as reading, math etc., he struggled to connect to others even to the extent of having basic conversations. He struggled initially with the Motion program, but, as he became more interested with it, we could see the improvements in focus and attention slowly but surely as he has started to complement his natural skills by means of expressing the same with others. He is now doing the Motion Memory program and we can’t wait for him to make further progress. I thank Dr. Lawton for the research and coming up with this software, and I definitely recommend it to those who have a similar experience.”
Sundar Desikan, San Diego, CA.
From Parents of Autistic Children
“When you first started working with Ashley, who is autistic, she could not read and was hesitant to try. After only a short amount of time (two months for 30 minutes twice a week), we have noticed remarkable improvements in Ashley’s reading ability. Not only has she started sounding out words, she started spelling words like ‘princess’. Even her speech therapist and vision therapist have noticed a remarkable improvement in Ashley’s ability to sound out letters, and read new words. Her overall attention span has greatly increased, and her motor skills have improved. Since Ashley started PATH neurotraining, she is able to remember a list of instructions and execute them accordingly. I believe that training on PATH therapy enabled Ashley to restore the timing in her brain.”
Julia Breitman, Pacific Palisades, CA
“Brandon is an 11 year old boy who has been diagnosed with Autism. Among the constellation of deficits he faces is the fact that he has been unable to learn to read. Teachers with the La Canada Unified School District have tried various therapies since he was first enrolled in kindergarten and have met with almost no success. In January 2005, we started working with Dr. Lawton who utilizes PATH therapy. Brandon in one year showed improvements in his test scores of up to 4 years on various subtests of reading. I have noticed that his ability to read has improved greatly and his desire to read has also improved. He is also more focused and relaxed when asked to read.”
James Ryals, La Canada, CA
From Head Trauma Patients
Following a serious head trauma that severely compromised her reading and writing skills, three years of traditional rehabilitation and vision therapy only produced marginal improvements for 18 year-old Chelsea Ellwood. Chelsea was then introduced to Perception Attention Therapy (PATH).
After only 11 weeks of treatment, PATH therapy permanently improved Chelsea’s ability to read, concentrate, pay attention in class and follow instructions. Her reading speed improved from 434 words per minute (wpm) to 1542 wpm and she no longer suffered from headaches.
“PATH therapy seemed to help heal my brain quickly,” she recalls. “I feel I can read much better now than before the accident. I can read much faster and understand what I’m reading much more easily.” Not only has Chelsea successfully graduated from Mira Mesa High School but she will be attending Springfield College, Massachusetts in the fall.
After witnessing her daughters remarkable recovery, Chelsea’s mother, a 7th grade mathematics teacher, now recommends PATH therapy for students who have difficulties reading and retaining information. “Both elementary and high school children can permanently improve their skills with Perception Attention Therapy (PATH). I recommend PATH therapy for many of my students. I believe that low achieving students would greatly benefit. My daughter used PATH therapy and it made a huge difference in her life. This is a wonderful treatment.”
Chelsea Ellwood, San Diego, CA
“I have improved over 10-fold in my cognitive processing skills, including multi-tasking, focusing attention, memory, and sequential processing after a severe Traumatic Brain Injury [at 58 years old].”
Tim Tanney, Fresno, CA
“ After a severe Traumatic Brain Injury 33 years ago and recently completing the PATH neurotraining program, I have noticed more mental flexibility. I have more of an ability to stop what I am working on without a fear that I will lose my momentum or forget what I was working on when I return. I can synthesize and process information better, engage in complex conversations and follow them, gain insights, and pick up the salient points. I spend less time after meetings to recount the main points and consider the next steps. I did neurofeedback about 16 years ago. For me, it was pretty good but it didn’t offer step change improvements like I am seeing with PATH.
I’ve noticed improvements with working memory which has helped with holding conversations -being able to make my point more clearly. It has also helped me to feel more calm in general because I am less anxious about trying to remember things and less upset that I am not remembering; it’s helped with information processing; and with music as well. With music, I notice being better able to sing and play guitar at the same time, which requires strumming a pattern while singing. That has been very hard for me and this made it easier. I also notice I am better at playing, because I can plan ahead for the notes I will be playing. Additionally, I am finding it easier to learn the different scales across the guitar. I have been dabbling with guitar for a long time and have had major difficulties getting a grasp on playing improvisational guitar and knowing which notes to play to match the chords that someone else is playing. Since using PATH, I have really been able to spring forward with this [at 55 years old].”
Mark Kent, Philadelphia, PA
“Only PATH neurotraining caused me to improve in cognitive speed, attentiveness, and short-term memory after a severe concussion and stroke. PATH neurotraining is a program that works and should be used by others with concussions.”
Billy Ethridge, Encinitas, CA
“We had to go out of town with very little notice for a funeral last month. My husband’s family is very, very formal, so lots of last minute planning and shopping for all 4 of us to have the “correct” attire for 3 different functions each over the weekend, and all done in a massive rush. I couldn’t believe how easy planning, packing, shopping and organizing all the details was. For the first time in my life I had everyone ready an entire day ahead of schedule and had the easiest time staying organized during our travel, even with all the moving pieces and constant changes. I know this was a direct result of Path training, because I’m a travel bug, and my whole life I’ve had the hardest time organizing for and staying organized on trips. This time it was easy peasy.”
Mary Beth, La Jolla, CA.
“I experienced a concussion as a result of first a bicycle accident, and then a car accident 40 years later (at age 64). The first time I was told by my neurologist it would be a minimum of 14 years until I could take the Qualifying Exams for my Doctorate at UCSB. Fortunately, after PATH neurotraining, I was able to pass these exams 11 months later. This rapid improvement, transitioning from learning to talk and walk again to high-level cognitive skills requiring critical thinking and analysis was completed in less than 11 months.
After my car was totaled I had a concussion that reduced my visual and cognitive skills. I soon discovered that there was no cognitive therapy available from local neurologists to remediate my lost visual and cognitive skills. Since doing PATH neurotraining, I have noticed a remarkable improvement in my ability to direct attention, multitask, remember, and do critical thinking, that was only possible after being trained on the PATH cognitive therapy. I found it best to space out the training sessions, completing one session (5-10 minutes) each morning after breakfast and before reading and answering my email. If I were too tired, my body taking much time to recover from such a severe shock, I postponed doing PATH neurotraining until the next day, since it is best done in the morning, and instead got much needed sleep to recover as quickly as possible.
Fortunately after only 2 months, my cognitive skills were remediated. The concussion caused my memory to be reduced to 50%, attention: 55%, and processing speed: 37%. After 8 weeks of PATH training, memory improved to 99%, attention: 96%, and processing speed: 95%. PATH neurotraining not only provides a good brain tune-up so tasks can be done more automatically, it improves attention, processing speed, reading fluency, multitasking and memory quickly and effectively.”
Dr. Teri Lawton, neuroscientist, inventor of PATH neurotraining, Encinitas, CA.
“For the last four years, some of my second grade students have participated in the PATH to Reading program. I was able to observe that they improved their attention span, were able to pay more attention to class instructions, and did a better job at following and doing classroom assignments. For instance, there were cases in which students had been showing signs of dyslexia, changing the order of numbers and letters. As a result of their participation in the PATH to Reading program, these students began to write with less mistakes and more efficiency. I also noticed that they were able to follow instructions more easily and were less prone to distraction than before. The level of concentration and understanding of concepts also improved and they were much more likely to finish their class assignments on time. In the case of ADHD students, it was clear that they were less distracted by peer interactions, they were able to focus more, and produce better work. Reading comprehension also went up, and they were more comfortable writing their own ideas on paper. I was always eager to have my students selected to participate in the program. All the students involved really benefited from this program. I was very pleased to see that the PATH program had such positive results.”
Ximena Vidales-Zamosc, 2nd Grade Teacher, Walker Elementary School, San Diego, CA.
I wanted to take a few moments to share my appreciation for Path to Reading and my gratitude for your contribution to my students’ success.
We initially implemented the Path to Reading as a part of our RTI program and found incredible success. Many students who had received numerous interventions with limited reward found almost immediate and substantial success with Path to Reading. After about 6-8 weeks, most of the students had gained substantially, many of whom reached grade level equivalency during that period of time.
We didn’t stop there, though. We had many students who were working successfully at grade level, but we saw them working too hard and figured they had greater potential, so we had them do Path to Reading as well. The results were astonishing. These students’ academic performances, and subsequent confidence and excitement about learning, skyrocketed.
As Chief Academic Officer of a school dedicated to the premise of creating gifted learners, we found Path to Reading an invaluable tool.
Dr. Cy Cole, Great Valley Academy, Modesto, CA. Great Valley Academy
We administered PATH Therapy in our classrooms and were genuinely impressed by the large improvements in the reading fluency of our second and third grade students. For children who had previously struggled with their work and experienced dwindling self-esteem as a result, the PATH training allowed children to improve their academic skills while avoiding any ‘special classes’ or ‘special treatment.’ The PATH training gives children the ability to comfortably, easily and significantly improve their comprehension abilities.”
Joe Ramirez and Marc Issacs, teachers from John Muir Elementary School, Santa Monica, CA.
“My client who is in third grade and has reading challenges improved remarkably in reading accuracy after one session of PATH neurotraining. I assessed her reading accuracy using a Reading A-Z benchmark passage on DRA level 28. Her accuracy level went from 67% (frustrational reading level) to 95% (independent reading level) after completing just one session of PATH. This is growth that I have usually seen over a period of several months without the use of PATH. I am amazed at how quickly PATH training improved my client’s reading accuracy.
Elizabeth Matos, Teacher and Tutor, Houston, TX.
“I saw a 3rd grader who was reading at a 4th grade level. He was brought to me because his eyes would tire after just a little reading time. He was a Convergence Insufficiency (CI) kid so I put him in Path for about 3 months. He now has no CI and is reading at an 11th grade level. So, I am convinced it is one of the greatest tools in education.
In the 6 years that we have been using Path To Reading at Great Valley Academy we have seen extremely positive growth in our students ability to read. At this time we are using this program on struggling readers with an average of over a year’s growth after about 4 months of Path training. The program is given as an intervention to every student in special education as well as to those students in Response to Intervention programs.
Path to Reading has been wonderful, not only for student outcomes and improved self-esteem, but it has also been an extremely cost effective method for solving reading problems.
Thank you so much for developing this unique program and giving education another tool for making students successful.
Eldon Rosenow, OD, FCOVD. Founder: Great Valley Academy, Modesto, CA.
From University Professors
“I first became aware of the PATH to Reading neurotraining and its valuable research program for clinical validation in 2007, and since that time I have begun an independent investigation of the efficacy of the PATH treatment in shifting reading ability and Visual Evoked Potential (VEP) responses in college students with reading difficulties. We found that after a short amount of training, the abnormal VEP of dyslexics now had normal VEPS, as reported at the 2010 annual meeting of the College of Developmental Optometrists. PATH neurotraining, drawing on research from multiple, highly respected laboratories, including those of Gwen Eden, John Stein and Joel Talcot, and T.R. Vidyasagar. specifies not only the mechanism of disordered processing in dyslexia, a putative magnocellular deficit, but also the location of the deficit in area MT and its inputs. What makes her product so valuable is that PATH neurotraining offers, to my knowledge, the only treatment which directly addresses disordered magnocellular / parvocellular interactions. I am excited to be involved in this pioneering research, and firmly believe that this product has the potential to help a large number of reading disabled individuals, as well as normal readers, to read more fluently.”
Professor John Shelley-Tremblay, Department of Psychology, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688.
From Optometrists and Vision Therapists
“The PATH therapy program has helped patients with a history of migraines, age-related memory loss, driving difficulties, generalized clumsiness and balance disorders, anxiety/panic, vertigo/motion sickness, and those having difficulty in general judging the movement of time and space. The motion sensitivity pathway in my clinical experience is the primary gateway to developing attention. Without a well functioning motion sensitivity pathway, it is simply too difficult for many students to engage in looking at print. The PATH training program has fit into my optometry and vision therapy practice well and I continue to use it with my vision therapy patients 15 years after I first began using PATH neurotraining.”
Dr. Douglas Stephey, O.D. M.S. Education, Covina, CA.
“I have been very impressed with the PATH program. It has helped our patients progress through their vision therapy program at a much faster rate. In addition, it has helped our “stuck” patients begin to make progress again.”
Dr. Neshia Rudd, who uses PATH neurotraining with most of their vision therapy patients.
“I am a Vision therapist with Dr. Todd Wylie in Spokane WA. I have been with his optometry practice for 14 years, and we have used many different programs to help our patients reach their goals in reading, math and other vision related learning areas. Dr. Wylie met Teri at a neuroptometric rehabilitation conference and returned to our office excited about using PATH Neurotraining in our optometry/vision therapy practice. We have now been using it over a year and I am pleased at the difference it makes with our patient’s ability with reading. We use it daily with almost all our patients, young and old, and parents have made comments about how pleased they are about their success. Along with other vision activities our children are getting the best treatment for visual learning. We thank Teri (Perception Dynamics Institute) for her continued support and hope that this will help others make the decision to try PATH training”
Chris, Vision Therapist for Advanced Eyecare & Optical, 412 E 30th Ave, Spokane WA 99203 (509) 535-5855
“I have struggled with reading and compositional writing for as long as I can remember. During my educational phase in grade school I received tutoring assistance outside the classroom and I was always given the excuse that my reading difficulties were due to English being my second language. As I advanced educationally my struggles became more challenging as my reading demands increased. I was able to develop compensations to allow me to complete my education but at the expense of not having time for a personal life because it would always take twice as long or have to work twice as hard as my fellow classmates.
I started using PATH to Reading neurotraining in 2009 and after a mere six sessions I began to notice amazing positive effects. Words no longer smudged together and faded into the sentence after only 15 minutes of reading. Instead words started to take on a 3D appearance, popping out like a bold block out of the sentence as I looked word to word reading along. I started to become such an efficient reader, I no longer had to chart out my reading material and I could just read and read and read. I felt as if I read more in the last 4 months of 2009 than I had my whole life. I became able to get through more paperwork in a shorter period of time and be more efficient.
Personally this decreased my anxiety level since I knew I could keep up with my work and devote time to my family instead of constantly working to keep up with the management of my private practice. In 2015 I was able to coauthor two books one of which was on amazon best seller list. I attribute these quality of life changes to PATH neurotraining. PATH training provided me the “pathway” to achieve and succeed in my endeavors. Clinically, I have now incorporated PATH treatment into all my treatment protocols for the benefit of my patients.”
Dr. Ingryd Lorenzana, Developmental Optometrist and Founder of Vision Sensory Integration Institute near Chicago, IL.
“After only a few sessions of doing PATH training, I experienced a couple of amazing things. First, I was able to stay awake while studying, which is something that I’ve struggled with for many years. I assumed every one fell asleep while reading, as my whole family does this. Also, after reading a paragraph once, I was able to fully understand the content. I didn’t have to go back and reread it multiple times as I’ve always had to do when I was studying previously. After having these personal experiences and seeing the benefits of the program and the impact that it had on patients in our office, I knew that no matter where I practiced, I plan on incorporating PATH neurotraining in my optometry practice to benefit the patients that I serve.”
Dr. Matthew Broburg, Belton, MO.
From Learning Therapists
“PATH to Reading has been a unique and invaluable part of our cognitive learning therapy for students with dyslexia and attention challenges since 2008.
Our goal at Stowell Learning Centers is to help children and adults permanently eliminate challenges associated with dyslexia and other learning disabilities by identifying and developing the weak underlying neurodevelopmental and processing skills that are at the root of the problem and remediating the affected basic academic skills.
We estimate that we have used PATH with 200 plus students of all ages. We have found it to be highly effective in reducing visual disorientation for dyslexic readers. Following PATH therapy, students report that it is easier to look at the page, that words are not as confusing, and that they can read longer without getting tired. Parents and clinicians note an increase in reading fluency, rate, accuracy and level of difficulty that students can read.
PATH has also been a helpful tool for improving attention and regulation. Following PATH, students show increased control and consistency both functionally and on the IVA Continuous Performance Test with attention, impulsivity, and response speed.
Stowell Learning Center students do PATH onsite or as a clinically-driven home program for 10-20 minutes twice a week for approximately 12-24 weeks. We have found PATH to be very effective when done daily as a part of our intensive programs, as well.
We are grateful for the ongoing research and development of Dr. Teri Lawton and her team. PATH addresses dyslexic visual perceptual issues and cognitive level dysregulation in a way that is critical to success and that we have not found in any other program.”
Respectfully, Jill Stowell, M.S., Founder and Executive Director, Stowell Learning Centers, Two-Time Bestselling Author, www.StowellCenter.com, February 28, 2022.
“PATH Neurotraining has been extremely helpful for our dyslexic students who experience visual disorientation when reading and writing. Students report that they can read larger words and harder books. Parents report that their students have more stamina for reading and actually begin to pick up books on their own and read for enjoyment. We see much greater accuracy and much less frustration and resistance towards reading following PATH training.
Our students with attention deficits show increased ability to stay attentive and recognize when their attention has drifted. In general, these students show more settled attention, less fidgeting, and greater stamina.
Students on the Autism Spectrum have shown increased “presence,” attention, and connection to others.
We use many different programs and strategies in our learning center. PATH is truly unique and is an important piece of our programming. We have found nothing as effective as PATH in dealing with the visual confusion that often accompanies dyslexia.”
Jill Stowell, M.S. Executive Director, Stowell Learning Center Author, At Wit’s End A Parent’s Guide to Ending the Struggle, Tears, and Turmoil of Learning Disabilities
“I have been intrigued by the remarkable results you have found with a minimum of intervention, ever since you helped my son overcome his reading difficulties. Having founded LA Therapy for Children, I had access to every type of reading therapy available, and none of them would help my son read well enough to meet grade expectations, and to experience success in the school environment. After bringing him every week for 20 minutes for one year, he could read fluently, above two grade levels by the end of third grade, and his major reading issues were abated. Now he attends a school with a curriculum that is based on reading, there are no lectures, only reading-based research with teacher supervision. He is completely successful, with high self esteem as a result of your wonderful intervention. Having worked with a wide range of children with learning disabilities, I found that unless perceptual processing timing issues are resolved with a program like the PATH therapy, reading issues will always be prevalent. I find that the PATH therapy is the most effective therapy for remediating reading disabilities. Not only has it been proven in clinical validation studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, the PATH therapy is the only software available in the market which can improve reading ability (fluency, comprehension, spelling, pronunciation) with the smallest amount of intervention (20 minutes per week) while all other alternatives require an intensive amount of hours to produce improvements in reading.”
Carmen R. Duran, M.A. Founder of LA Therapy for Children, Montrose, CA
“My work with Dr. Lawton began when I was looking for solutions for a specific group of struggling readers that were not responding as well as expected to typical cognitive therapies. This group of children, having already been through an intensive remediation program, was identified with deficits remaining in the areas of visual discrimination, visual figure-ground, and visual closure (as measured with the Test of Visual Perception Skills-). The PATH To Reading intervention program is the only product I have found that successfully remediates these critical cognitive skills, which results in increased reading accuracy, rate, comprehension, and stamina. The results achieved with this special group of children led us to start using PATH to Reading with a much larger group of struggling readers – those that test within the average range but continue to fall further and further behind in school as the reading demands increase. The results have been extraordinary when PATH is added to a basic decoding program.
Based on our experience with PATH to Reading, I think there is a place for this exceptional remediation tool within every school and tutoring center. As well, the simplicity of it opens the doors to having PATH used in a home setting. We have successfully trained several homeschooling mothers to use PATH with their children in their own home. Excellent results were achieved.
I have yet to find anyone that has not benefited from PATH to Reading and that includes myself and my instructors, all well educated individuals that viewed themselves as ‘good readers’.”
Kind Regards, Donna E. Rutherford, President/CEO of The Brain Zone Reading and Tutoring Center, Certified Reading Therapist, Remedial Education Specialist, February 10, 2012.
From Older Adults
“I would like to recommend Dr. Teri Lawton’s Path to Insight Program for building memory and greater brain synchronization of the right and left hemispheres. I have been doing the program for several months and have noticed an ability to hold focus longer and to act on what I intend to do. There is empowerment and energy in observing myself fulfilling my intentions, even when I encounter resistance.
I made a leap of progress in the book I’m writing that I attribute at least in part to Dr. Lawton’s Brain Program. I have noticeably improved my memory.
Here are a few examples:
- I remembered the unusual names of two Persian women I met at a party, one of whom I ran into a month later.
- I was able to recall which way to turn on the way home from an unfamiliar street.
- When I’ve misplaced something I am able to recall the last time I saw or used it and from there find it.
This program is highly effective for me and I can only imagine that it would be invaluable to use in the schools to enhance children’s reading and cognition skills.”
Jenny Eda Schipper, Writer, Encinitas, CA
“After training on PATH to Insight therapy, the biggest change is no longer having severe memory problems. I would go someplace and could not find my way home. I could not get oriented, because there were blanks in my memory. After 4 weeks of PATH therapy, this problem went away permanently.”
Izola Kerney at age 74, Fullerton, CA.
“After the first session of PATH to Insight training, I noticed large improvements in my vision. Now I can see much more clearly, especially when driving, and am more aware of what’s going on around me. Now I see traffic lights two and three black in advance, w hen before I had trouble seeing one block ahead. My field of view is constantly widening.”
Ruby Mitchell at age 67, Covina, CA.
“I was amazed at how slowly my eyes and brain were working together before PATH to Insight therapy. Now what used to take much effort takes no effort at all. Now multitasking and sequential processing require no effort, removing the confusion and mental fatigue I used to experience daily, in addition to widening my field of usable vision.”
Rose Valencia at age 55, Azusa, CA.