Recently we have been surveying Empowering Learning Practitioners to ask their success rate, when working with students. It is now well accepted that:
- recognising words on the page is a skill of fluent readers
- being able to access a mental image of a word is the skill of fluent spellers
- being able to hold mental images still on the page and in your mind’s eye is an essential pre-requisite.
The Empowering Learning success rate for teaching this skill is currently running at 95.14%. Almost everyone can do it and that other 4.86% will be able to with practice; nobody need fail.
The other relevant statistic is that those with Dyslexia has not developed the skill to picture words reliably. Yes, 100% of those people we meet diagnosed with Dyslexia are not using mental images for words; no wonder they are so exhausted, they are using the wrong part of their brain. If you are Dyslexic and fed up with not being able to do what you want just mail me firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can be one of the 95.14% successful students.
Once you have learnt this simple skill, spelling, reading, numeracy, memory and concentration will all be so much easier.