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For 25 years, Failure Free Reading has been the
intervention that schools turn to when all others have failed!
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About Us - Why Failure Free Reading?

Non-readers are different.
Non-readers need different.
Failure Free Reading provides this difference!

Methodology: Failure Free Reading is a highly-structured, non-phonic, language development program that directly teaches reading comprehension, vocabulary and fluency to students who have failed using everything else.

3 Key Reading Research Facts:

1. All reading programs work, but not for all students!

Dr. Lockavitch believes that there are actually three unique groups of students who fall under the low literacy umbrella. Each group needs a different approach. This is why Failure Free Reading was developed: to propel this lowest group up into the higher tiers. Quite frankly, no other Level I program produces the speed and documentation of Failure Free Reading.

2. Many Students Can Be Taught to Read Without Phonics

The bad news is that for some students, phonics is very hard to learn. The research is clear on this point - students with audio-phonological processing difficulties make up the largest segment of poorest readers.

There is good news.

Many students don't need phonics to learn how to read fluently with expression and comprehension.


The English Language is highly redundant. Mastery of the 2,000 most frequently used words will allow students to read 90% of all the words they will see in print! Failure Free Reading teaches over 2,600 of the most frequently used English words in just 270 one-hour lessons.

3. Text Does Matter When Teaching Reading

Conventional reading programs use text that is far too complex for beginning readers of all ages and classifications. Failure Free Reading's is the first reading program to simultaneously control for three key instructional elements found to be essential for the reading success of non-readers of all ages and classifications:

Repetition: High-frequency academic words are explicitly taught using high rates of structured practice, in multiple meaning-based contexts.

Syntax: Initial story sentences are simple, active, positive, and declarative. No inverted phrases, dependent clauses, or negative, passive, interrogative sentences are used. All complex sentences found in the later stories are pre-taught.

Semantics: No prior background knowledge is required. All content is age-appropriate and "culturally neutral", with few multiple-meaning words, pronouns, idiomatic expressions, figurative speech or uncommon names, dates or places.

Highly-structured language development instruction
that directly teaches reading

Failure Free Reading's highly-structured, multi-sensory language development lessons explicitly teach word recognition, comprehension and fluency. Each passage is controlled in three ways vitally important to the most challenged readers:

Failure Free Reading curriculum is a combination of
teaching, text and technology.

Failure Free's multi-modal instruction is also uniquely engaging. Students used to years of failure learn "I can't." The very first lesson restores the "I can!" attitude essential to all learning.

These three different techniques allow self-practice and personal interactivity, along with a computer experience that will leave them motivated and encouraged.