Received from a parent of a child who has Dyslexia in the family -
Just wanted to let you know how much you have changed our son Seán’s life and ours. It might be nothing to others, but to us you opened up a world of reading to Seán. He was 7 years old and just starting 1st class, and he could only identify 8 words. He started ‘picture words’ and what can we say? Seán went from frustration, upset and hating homework to calm, loving to find that word in the picture and mastering it (but still hating homework!) We made it into a game at home, which even his 3-year-old brother, Niall, was learning from. Niall is 5 now and in Junior Infants and is reading!
We can’t thank you enough for opening up the world of reading. Watching Seán reading Dr. Seuss, his favourite, and even Horrid Henry, is amazing! When he went into 2nd class he had already mastered 177 words! Thank you again for bringing Picture Me Reading into our lives, as we still use it today.