Welcome to Brennan Innovators, LLC
Reading Focus Cards help challenged readers of ALL ages!
     Our low-techdigital BRAIN-TRAINING reading tools improve reading SUCCESS!




















The Reading Focus Cards improve focus and attention when reading physical OR digital media. Overwhelmed, unfocused or tired readers benefit from their use. Our focus is on reading & learning with MORE success!

Experienced educator, Joan M. Brennan, is the creator of these research-based reading tools for challenged readers. They are executive function supports that have helped many readers FOCUS & READ better:


     - The low-tech, sensory-appealing                                    Reading Focus Cards (Patent 7,565,759) 

       for reading physical books & documents 


     - The infinitely customizable 
       Reading Focus Cards desktop app (Patent 8,360,779)

       for reading digital media on Macs & PCs
  

Mrs. Brennan specializes in helping persons of all ages who struggle to read. She and her company, Brennan Innovators, provide effective, brain-training tools to improve reading success. Professional consultation services are also available.

   

These innovative reading aids grew out of the need in her own middle-school classroom where students struggled with ADHD, dyslexia, autism and other issues, which negatively impacted their reading and learning success.


With her tools, many of Mrs. Brennan's challenged readers markedly improved their reading skills, experiencing:


-BETTER focus, decoding, tracking & fluency
-IMPROVED reading rate, comprehension & retention

 

Today, BOTH the low-tech Reading Focus Cards tools and their digital desktop app are used worldwide to help many individuals improve their reading skills.
 
 The Reading Focus Cards tools can help readers with the following challenges:

ADHD Dyslexia Decoding Issues Autism
Down
Syndrome
 Convergence 
 Insufficiency 
Brain Injury
(TBI)
 Stroke
(aphasia/alexia)
Parkinson's Alzheimer's Low Vision Other Issue


The low-tech Reading Focus Cards isolate 1 or 2 lines of physical 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.  
The colors of the filters can actually help unblock brain pathways for some struggling readers.

By combining these above features into the Reading Focus Cards, the result can help children and adults with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, low vision, stroke or TBI (traumatic brain injury) issues to focus and read better

For information on the NEW Reading Focus Cards desktop app for Macs or Windows PCs, please click HERE
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Please see our short 3-minute video here & on YouTube:

*Please click HERE for a full 10-minute presentation of our product.


Focusing and Learning

Focusing and learning issues for children and adults are problems sometimes neglected. Often, these issues may be called visual processing disordersauditory processing disorders or intellectual disabilities. The struggle to focus while reading can frequently be a symptom of attention deficit disorder (ADHD)dyslexia, and forms of autism. Persons with low visionstroke 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 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 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 with more SUCCESS

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.

 

NOW both available!  
The READING FOCUS CARDS Low-Tech Tools AND Digital Desktop App for MACs & PCs!
(Patents 7,565,759 and 8,360,779)