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What Causes Children’s Reading Difficulties
11 Oct 2017

What Causes Children’s Reading Difficulties

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Reading difficulties can be a result of many different issues. Problems can develop because of the way a child originally learns to read, or because of an attention, memory, or processing issue. Many parents feel like they’ve failed their children when they discover their children have reading difficulties, but that’s simply not the case. Every reading difficulty comes back to the neurological processes in the brain, regardless of the issue at hand.

Some readers struggle with left to right movements and keeping their place while reading. These readers may skip words or entire lines and have to use their fingers to track while reading to not lose their place on a page altogether. Other readers have trouble decoding because they’ve focused too heavily on memorizing sight words. This results in significant frustration with being unable to read unfamiliar words. Some readers have difficulty processing the text on the page and distinguishing the words and letters they see. There are readers who can decode well, but have trouble with fluency, never fully connecting whole words with their meaning. And some students are actually capable of processing and comprehending, but the effort of the process gets them so worked up that they no longer read effectively.

As you can see, reading difficulties can come in a number of different forms and it can seem overwhelming to address them all for your child. However, it’s simpler than you may think. Reading difficulties are the result of insufficient brain connections. In order to properly process and comprehend written language, our brains must connect different regions with different functions within the brain so they can work together to achieve fluency. These connections are created via neural pathways between the brain regions that must be accessed while reading. When these neural pathways are absent or incomplete, the brain cannot properly process the words your child is attempting to read.

The excellent news is that all of these reading difficulties can be treated with Reading Zoom. Your child’s reading problems are not your fault, and you can help by providing your child with America’s premier reading program to retrain their brain to better process and understand the words they read.

Reading Zoom was created with neuroscience to help train students’ brains and create the proper neural pathways to increase reading fluency by addressing a number of different reading difficulties. With the help of Reading Zoom, your child can become a good reader who reads fluently and comprehends what it presented on a page. Try our program today and see rapid improvement in your child’s reading.