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Reading Focus Cards help challenged readers of ALL ages!
Low-tech reading tools & now a NEW desktop app to help, too!
                                                                                                                                       
Joan Brennan is the educator and creator of the research-based Reading Focus Cards physical tools (Patent 7,565,759) and Reading Focus Cards desktop app (Patent 8,360,779).  Mrs. Brennan specializes in helping struggling readers of all ages. She and her company, Brennan Innovators, LLC, provide effective tools that improve attention and focus as well as consultation services for parents, teachers and others who help challenged readers.

These customizable reading aids grew out of the need in her own classroom where students were seriously challenged with ADHD, dyslexia and other issues that negatively affected their reading success. With the use of her innovative reading tools, many of Mrs. Brennan's challenged readers significantly improved their focus, tracking and comprehension skills. Today, both the Reading Focus Cards physical tools and desktop app are used worldwide by many children and adults to help them improve their reading success.

The physical, low-tech Reading Focus Cards isolate 1 or 2 lines of text AND block out more surrounding text than any other reading aids available. Their optional colored filters (included) can also help decrease visual stress sometimes caused by white page backgrounds. With these features, the Reading Focus Cards can help BOTH children and adults with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, low vision, stroke recovery or TBI issues to focus and read better. For information on the Reading Focus Cards desktop app, please click here.

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Focusing and Learning

Focusing and learning issues for children and adults are problems sometimes neglected. Often, these issues may be called visual processing disorders, auditory processing disorders or intellectual disabilities. The struggle to focus while reading can frequently be a symptom of attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and forms of autism. Those with low vision, stroke or TBI (traumatic brain injury) issues can also struggle with reading. Such issues can affect focus, concentration, retention and overall reading success.

The goal of the customizable and sensory-appealing tools on this site is to promote more focus and concentration, helping children and adults with these challenges to improve their self-esteem.

Focus with the Reading Focus Cards

The reality is that many people may have a learning disability which can be diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning issue. These reading and learning issues are significant challenges for students, parents, and educators alike. These issues can negatively affect an individual's future academic success! 

When focusing issues become apparent, the Reading Focus Card is a straightforward and effective solution. Many struggling readers of all ages have benefited from using the Reading Focus Card, a customizable reading tool created by Joan Brennan, a 15-year veteran educator.
 
The way this reading tool works is simple. It is designed to train the reader to focus on individual words and text lines, guiding the eye appropriately from left to right. In this way, this educational tool helps promote more focus, improve important reading skills (tracking, fluency, word attack, etc.) and eliminate distractions such as other text lines on a page and the white page backgrounds.

Help for Focus & Learning Issues

Issues with attention span and focusing affect reading and are frequently associated with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and autism spectrum disorders.  However, poor attention span and focusing issues can also affect persons who have NOT been diagnosed with any special learning disability, preventing them from being able to focus, read and learn

The key to finding a lasting solution for focus issues in reading and education in general is to review the possible reasons for these focus issues.  Discovering and accommodating one’s learning style can help improve focus and concentration.  It is also important to consider the learning environment.  The lighting in a room and noise level can certainly impact one's ability to focus. The availability of appropriate learning tools to help focus on reading is important yet often lacking in classrooms---but the Reading Focus Card provide the needed help!
The Reading Focus Card is a quality learning and reading tool that even helps students with significant learning issues find comfort and confidence knowing there is a way to improve their ability to focus, read and learn with success.
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