Of all the inquiries that we receive at Reading Horizons, the one that tugs at my heartstrings the most are the adults who cannot read. And even though my own father was illiterate until he was 60 years old, I cannot imagine the depth of worry, shame, and disappointment that surely must accompany the stigma of being an adult who cannot read well. It takes an immense amount of courage to admit that you need help and to locate the right kind of help.
Adults who struggle with reading typically suffer from learning disabilities, like dyslexia. We have been introduced to many examples of courage and strength through In Your Own Backyard which is our documentation of adults who are overcoming learning disabilities with strength and grace.
My hope for the New Year is an appeal to anyone who struggles with reading. You need to know that there is help. You can do it. And it is not as difficult or as expensive as you think. We all know someone who has been limited by the inability to read at a sufficient level. The kindest thing that you can do is to forward this information to them. Let them know that it is never to late to learn. To help, we are offering a free 7-day Trial of Reading Horizons v5
Make 2011 the year that you, or your loved ones, enjoy the power of reading.