I have just spoken this morning with a sweet woman I'll call Joan, (not her real name), who feels embarrassed about her inability to read well. She wonders if there is any hope, because even a private tutor didn't make much difference for her. The tutor didn't use a reading program, I learned, but rather had her do a lot of reading. Many tutors don't have the understanding necessary for giving dyslexics help. Explicit, systematic, and sequential phonics instruction is what will rewire the brain---the research shows it! My experiences here at Reading Horizons have certainly proven that fact to me. Practicing reading will not solve this type of problem, nor will "alphabet soup" types of programs. It will be so beautiful to see the confidence begin to grow within this new friend as she makes progress with something that has burdened her life greatly for many years. I am excited for her!