"I have taught Intellectually Disabled Students for 18 years in all different settings. I have implemented many different reading programs over the years and either lost hope or found that the learning techniques were not working for many of my students. When Failure Free Reading was suggested to me, I had my doubts that this reading program would be any different from the rest of the programs. I am thankful that I implemented the program into my Reading curriculum. Failure Free Reading is an AMAZING reading program. This reading program is very easy to implement and teacher friendly. This program creates data collection for progress monitoring with a click of the mouse. The reports are also parent friendly. They are easy to understand and to see the progress of the students. Failure Free Reading provides several different techniques to teaching reading in a 20 – 30 minute lesson that engage a student into active reading. Also, you have access to printable worksheets, flash cards; etc., to reinforce the reading instruction in everyday living situations like reading the newspaper. In 5 very shorts months, I have seen great progress in the level of reading, speaking, writing etc. Failure Free Reading is an AMAZING reading program."
—Karen Smith, Teacher of Intellectually Disabled, GA
"Failure Free Reading is used with the Continuing Education and Transition High School Department at the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind. The students are Deaf and Hard of Hearing with additional learning challenges. We implemented Failure Free Reading in the CETHS about four years ago as their Core Reading Program. Most of the students were reading on a primer reading level and had zero motivation for reading."
"Since implementation of Failure Free Reading, our data clearly show our students have improved their reading several grade levels. Many of the students were unable to access print prior to using Failure Free Reading or comprehend the gist of a paragraph or story. The students' recognition and ownership of basic sight words embedded in the Failure Free Reading program was transferred to other content areas across the curriculum!!!!"
"Their confidence in reading blossomed as evidenced at our weekly reading assembly, because we had an overwhelming number of students volunteer to read in front of their peers!!!! The teachers in CETHS are thrilled with Failure Free Reading because it delivers results for our challenged students.."
—Brenda Albury, Florida School for the Deaf and Blind Reading Specialist,
District Teacher of the Year (2011)
"Failure Free Reading addressed the fundamental academic deficiencies of the ELL and Level 1 students at our school. Their academic progress was evident, as was their – and their parents' -- enthusiasm."
—Ezequiel S. Zulueta, Roberto Clemente CIS 166X
"I had third grade students who could not read a complete sentence. Now they are reading whole stories. All my students were eager to read and their self-esteem grew by leaps and bounds. I enjoy teaching students who look forward to coming to class."
—Clara Powell, Bienville, L.A.
"Life Skills worked when nothing else did for our total non-readers"
—Ginny Carden, Special Education Admin. El Paso Independent School District, TX
"In ten days, our 6th to 8th grade students went from writing one and two sentences to writing two and three page drafts and asking for more work."
—Cecilia G. Dudley, Summer School Principal and Instructional Specialist. Pasquotank, NC
"Because all activities are interactive, the student is reinforcing basic skills at all times, but not in isolation. Here again the student only meets success and this is indeed wonderful for students who have been plagued with failure."
—Jean Lawson and Amy Greggerson, El Paso ISD
"Many of our middle school students were able to, for the first time, read age and grade level appropriate materials… (and) move on to more involved, higher order thinking skill material."
—Martin Haberl, Instructional Coordinator, Cecil County Public Schools
"The success stories are almost too remarkable to believe unless you see it first hand. Teachers love the program because it’s easy and it works. Students love it because it’s engaging. Parents love it because often, for the first time, their children experience success. The bottom line is that tough-to-teach students learn to read, and suddenly their whole world changes for the better."
—Dr. William Schipper, Former Executive Director, NASDSE