Dianne Craft’s Resources for Struggling Readers
Having struggling readers is hard! We’ve been there. It’s exhausting. It’s tough!
Our dyslexic son would be the first to tell you, though, that the materials written by Dianne Craft made more difference than anything else we did. We are so happy that Dianne is allowing us to provide them for you!
The Reading Package
The Reading Package contains what you need to have for a home-based program that will unblock the Learning Gates (eye-tracking, auditory processing, visual/motor processing, and focus/attention) in your child, then teach them reading, spelling, and writing at the same time. This made a huge difference for our son!
This package includes the Daily Lesson Plan that Dianne Craft uses with struggling readers, from first through eighth grade. These methods work with Dyslexia better than any other program I have ever heard of! We had a bright, hard-working child who just had to work too hard to learn. Other programs have intensive phonics, but don’t deal with the root causes of reading problems like this program does.
Dianne created this Specialized Reading method, which uses Brain Integration Therapy and weekly Brain Training to CORRECT the problems struggling readers have in communicating between their right and left brain. Processing problems are often reduced by 80% while Auditory Processing problems are bypassed by using Right Brain Phonics.
I don’t know about you, but we used LOTS of phonics programs and nothing worked! You and your child need something that works! Right Brain Phonics has no memorizing and no writing, but employs the child’s ability to remember pictures to store and call up phonics sounds. You will not believe the difference this program makes just by changing the way this is handled. Pictures and colors arranged in the right way are incredibly more effective than the usual flash cards.
What is included in the “Reading Package”?
1.) Daily Lesson Plans for the Struggling Reader
This step by step daily Remedial Reading Session takes about 45-55 minutes a day (that’s all!), and includes all four of the reading components without tears or frustration. It’s exactly the method Dianne uses herself and she often sees two years growth in reading ability in just one year. You can achieve the same thing, using this in your one-on-one tutoring session with your child. You can become your child’s own Resource Room teacher and tutor without any formal training. It is all laid out for you, step by step.
2.) The Brain Integration Therapy Manual
THIS IS THE CENTERPIECE OF THIS PROGRAM. Our son hated it, but it worked! Now Sam tells parents, “Make your kids do the exercises every day. Don’t listen to their complaining!”
The reason these kids struggle with reading in the first place is because the READING PROCESSES have not become automatic yet. They have to work too hard just to track or bring the sound of a letter or word from one hemisphere to the other where they are seeing the phoneme. Other kids can do this automatically, so they can learn new words more easily and focus on the comprehension, too.
The daily midline exercises and weekly Brain Trainings help to make these processes automatic. They CORRECT the processing difficulties that make this all so hard! This corrective technique creates connections between the short term memory and long and reduce processing problems drastically. Once these processing problems are corrected, these students can learn using more ordinary methods.
Seriously, the Brain Integration Therapy Manual is a life-saver! We used it every school day for a year and that’s the year Sam finally learned to read fluently. I cried with joy!
3.) The Right Brain Phonics Reading Book
Most phonics programs just assume that the student can easily remember the connection between the sounds and the letters. Our dyslexic kids just can’t! Right Brained Phonics IMBEDS the phonemes in visual cues that help a child like this remember the sounds. This is like cutting handholds on the mountain they’re climbing.
There’s not a bunch of rules. There’s no writing wrapped up in the phonics. They don’t have to memorize a pile of things. Right-Brained Phonics uses their strengths to make it so much easier to learn to read!
4.) Right Brain Phonics Cards
These wonderful cards IMBED the phoneme on the cue picture. I could NOT BELIEVE the difference that made. Oh. My. Word. The kid who couldn’t remember from one day to the next got it down cold. I thought I could make these, but this made it so, so, so much easier. They’re there. They’re right. They’re a huge help.
5.) Right Brain Sight Word Cards
Oh dear. Sight words. It is so hard to teach a child like this crazy weird words like of, what, could, many, and here. Those are some of the most common words in the English language, though! These cards make it a piece of cake to learn AND spell them!
6.) Teaching the Right Brain Child DVD
This is a “Teacher Training” DVD. It will show you how to use these Right Brain teaching strategies for Phonics/Reading, Sight Words, Vocabulary, Spelling and Math. It teaches on the responsibilities of the Right Brain and why these methods work so well for children with Auditory Processing Dysfunctions. Have your child watch it with you. Many times parents say their child/teen feels so empowered by watching the DVD because they see how smart they really are!
7.) Colored Reading Transparencies
If your child still reverses letters or words when reading, reads very slowly or choppily, or even if he just rubs his eyes after reading, or avoids it all costs, these Blue and Green colored transparencies with temporarily take much of the stress off of their visual system while reading. Kids like these transparencies. Even college students do. They won’t need them forever if you are faithful to do the Brain Integration Therapy Visual exercises and Brain Trainings and if you give DHA (fish oil) to feed the rods (light/dark adapters) in the retina of their eyes.
THE COMPLETE READING PACKAGE $175 ($192.47 bought separately)
When you buy this from us, we’ll give you a FREE download of our workshop, Surviving Struggling to Read.
Surviving Struggling to Read
(Melanie and our son, Samuel) What do you do when it’s not that easy? When reading isn’t happening when you thought it would? Hear from a mother and son who’ve been there. Melanie and her son, Samuel, who finally learned to read well at 11, talk about the struggle and give you practical encouragement and hope for the future. We can’t tell you how encouraging this would be for you and your struggling reader to listen to together.