"Just a short note to say how pleased I have been with the Reading Focus Cards. My son's reading is so much more fluent using these cards. We both love them." ---K.A., parent---Marion, NC
"I think this is a wonderful tool! The kids were so excited to use it, and it was amazing to watch their speed of reading improve immediately!" ---Teacher, grade 2---St. Louis, MO
"...I met you at the Vision conference in Springfield!!! I purchased the Reading Focus Card for my daughter with ADHD. I had to tell you this!!!! She came home yesterday with a reading comprehension test from school with a 100%!!!! I asked if she used her tool when she took the test, and while she said "no", she did say that she has been using it for other times in the classroom, and she thinks it helps her focus!!! This is the first perfect reading comprehension score this year!!!! You should have seen the proud look on her face!!!! Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to me at the conference." ---L.A.T., parent, Jefferson City, MO
"My son has been using the cards for a little over a week now and is loving them. The school only had yellow filters as an option; turns out the blue ones are the best for him. Thank you so much for a quality product!" ---B.M., parent---Panama City, Florida
"She (student) always had it (Reading Focus Card) with her. Prior to the tool’s use, she always wanted to read LAST. NOW, she wants to be the FIRST to read in class." ---K. H., resource teacher, grades K-8---St. Louis, MO
"Thank you so-o-o much. Our 8 year old started reading right away. The amazing thing is (that) he has Tourette's, OCD, and Asperger's Syndrome. He was just not getting the reading. A soon as we got the (Reading Focus) cards, we put them together and WOW! I was amazed at how well he could read. Right away he took off. I cannot thank you enough. Big, big hugs to you!" ---C. H., mother of 1 son---Clinton, Iowa"For the students who definitely needed it, they used it a lot." ---Teacher, parochial school (grades K-8)---St. Louis, MO
"The Reading Focus Card helped him (student-age 7) focus on words rather than on pictures, etc." ---Special education teacher, St. Louis, MO
"…My boys love their Reading Focus Cards. I want to share that joy!" ---Mother of 2 sons
"Thank you so much, Mrs. Brennan. My daughter is using her focus card and likes it very much!" ---Mother of 1 daughter
"We use the cards every day!!! They have also been a big help when he is working with someone besides me. We got an iPad in August, and it has been fantastic for him. Thank you for the websites and the information. Keep up all the great working. It is a blessing to many." ---Mother of son on the autism spectrum
"Thanks, Joan. He (her son) is using it, and it has worked wonders. He is still skipping some words because of convergence but not as badly. He is not skipping lines and losing his place anymore." ---Noelle M., mother of 2
"I put it to work immediately (RFC Model #001) because I was following a recipe (it really helped!) I like the longer version, too. It will come in handy when reading certain books. It really is a neat product! It's so useful to have the two different sizes. I found that I needed both the Model #001 and the #002 to read the Conservationist, but the #001 was much more suitable for reading the Bible or skimming the Labor Tribune. It definitely helps me focus easier, and I will read more because of this." ---Diane B., avid, adult reader
"Btw, my boys are still liking these cards. We even packed them to take them to the hotel with us so they can use while we lay around and get some reading done." ---Mother of 2 sons
"I think that the Reading Focus Card is amazing; it helps a whole bunch; it help(ed) me focus on what I was reading and not on the pictures around it. The reading “window” was really helpful, also. It is very helpful all around." ---Student (boy), grade 6
"Thank you for the colorful windows." ---Gifted student (boy), age 8, with ADHD and other learning differences
"I liked the colored filters on them. It made everything easy and fun to read." ---Student (girl), age 12
"I noticed a strong improvement in …my reading focus and comprehension." ---Student (boy), age 8, with learning disabilities
"I started using The Reading Focus Card as an aid in my Bible studies. I was amazed at what a difference it made. By the end of my reading time I realized I was able to read more verses with The Reading Focus Card than I had before! Plus I remembered what I read! It greatly helped my study time by allowing me to focus on what I was reading instead of getting distracted by the rest of the chapter. Not only was I able to get more reading accomplished in a shorter amount of time, but I was able to comprehend what I read better. Because I was able to stay focused on a verse my understanding of the verse was clearer." ---Courtney C., parent and blog writer
The following letter was written by one parent about her 2 sons’ experiences with the Reading Focus Cards:
"(My younger son) is still loving it. He likes the feel of the card, and he likes it when I hold it to read aloud to him. He says it makes the words light up like on Between The Lions TV show or on www.StarFall.com. He picked (the) yellow (filter). It helps him follow along with me when I'm reading.
Our older son still wants one for the computer... He picked the dark blue (Reading Focus Card). He likes the longer one, although he has been known to 'steal' his brother’s (RFC) for his novels because it's smaller and fits on those pages better.
I think with Aspies (children with Asperger’s) and issues with peripheral vision, they (Reading Focus Cards) help make the words focus, and it stops the boys from skipping lines. (One son often misses questions in his assignments from his tracking issues.) It just helps the words 'pop out'.
The tactile part of the cards helps them (boys) to stop looking at everything but the book... My son has to keep track of where the card is on the paper and that keeps him focused. He likes using the 'sponge side' up (the blue side) because 'it's soft' and the black side slides along the paper smoothly. (He has issues with the way a pencil is sharpened or if a marker is dull on the paper so this is HUGE for him.)
Both my boys are 'fiddlers' and study better when they have a squishy ball or something like that to fiddle with. The card gives something for their hands to do at the same time it helps their tracking issues."
---Jen B., Toronto, Canada
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