Here is a letter from a 60 year-old man who has an associate’s degree in Electrical Engineering. Jim Williams then responds to “Bob Dl’s” comments.
I wish I was introduced to your program or a program like yours when I was in grammar school. It would have solved 90% of my agony of reading, spelling and most of all the embarrassing oral reading in the classroom and in public as an adult.
However, I am dyslexic which made me think I was dumb in my early school years. I was in high school before I ever heard of dyslexic problems. Do you have information helping adults read with dyslexic problems? I am 60 years old.
I have an associate degree in Electronic Engineering Technology. I have done well in life but reading has held me back from great success. I have always tried to avoid reading anything unless I had to for information.
I can read OK. I want to become a good reader. Your program is great. I have answered many questions for my self already that now make sense reading with purpose, using all the phonics rules. So, I was able to go through most of the first 200 lessons okay.
How can I get a copy of the lesson book, “We All Can Read? & how much does it cost? Please comment and advise me.
Thank you for your program. You have presented the material very well.
Thank you for your comments. I am so glad to know that the program is proving helpful for you. It is a great shame that you were not taught the phonetic foundation of English as a young child. Because probably you have spent your life in some manner blaming yourself for something you had no control over. Most people in your position blame themselves when in fact it is the educational system that did not provide the necessary instruction which would have unlocked the language for you. But that is the past. The good news is that now it is possible for you to learn the information you did not have access to as a young child. Our lessons take you step-by-step through this process. Yes, you can buy the book which contains all of the online lessons. Here is the link on our website to purchase the book: weallcanread.com/print-catalog.
We also have two other links on our website which might provide you with some background information regarding dyslexia and adults. Here is one link: weallcanread.com/dyslexia-learning-disabilities/. And here is another link which has lots of background information on issues that perhaps impacted the type of instruction you did not receive in school: weallcanread.com/struggling-readers/.
By the way, I am not so certain you are dyslexic. A lot of times people just get that label because they do not do well in reading. But many people struggle in reading not because they are not capable of learning to read but because they were not taught properly as young children. Educators have a way of blaming the students for not learning to read instead of turning the problem around and looking at themselves as causing or contributing to the problem with the way they fail to provide a phonetic foundation to their students.
I have a request, and you may or may not feel comfortable with my request. I would like to post your comments either on my website somewhere or my Facebook page for We All Can Read. I would not use your name unless you give me explicit permission to do so. I could just use your first name or your initials. It would be completely your choice. The reason I would like to do it is because your story is unfortunately all too common. There are millions of people out there in your position who blame themselves. And I believe it would help people to hear about your struggles and your progress overcoming your difficulties. Please let me know. I won’t do anything unless you give me permission to do so. If you are uncomfortable with my request, don’t worry about; I totally understand.
Thank you again for letting me know that the program is helping. I have spent a lot of my life in this field, and it is the kind of feedback that you have just provided me with that keeps me going!
My gratitude to you for developing your reading program which is quickly giving me confidence in reading and enjoying reading for the first time. I give you permission to use my comments in anyway you wish.
Please refer to me as, “Bob Dl”.