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Reading Labels Can OFTEN Prove to be Destructive to Children!

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Has your child been labeled

as one of those children

who will have difficulty learning to read?


I strongly believe that reading labels can often prove to be destructive to children.  I was reading an article written by Carleton Kendrick, Ed.M., LCSW, in which he states,


Today, far too many children suffer the shattering of their self-worth by being labeled learning disabled. Pediatricians prescribe Ritalin for preschoolers who have been “officially diagnosed” with ADD by their kindergarten teachers. A mom introduces her son to me at our first therapy session by saying, “He’s an ADD.” (I’m waiting for the day a parent introduces a child to me as “a cystic fibrosis.”)

Frighteningly, the field of academic learning disabilities has become a medical model categorization system in which children with “learning diseases” are identified at young ages — and medicated for life.”


I realize that parents want solutions, and that part of obtaining solutions is to gain a diagnosis of what is actually causing their child’s reading struggle.


I also realize that there are, indeed, some children who are truly dyslexic or that suffer with some degree of autism. But here’s my problem.  Very few “authorities” in our school systems are recommending that just “maybe” the problem might be that the WRONG teaching method for reading has been used to teach the child. 


I have found in my tutoring sessions, that most children can be taught read using a 4WAY Phonics approach.


For example, there was once a little girl named, Candy, who grew up in the 1950’s.  Candy’s teacher labeled her as someone who would struggle with reading for the rest of her life.  Fortunately, back then, there were still teachers who believed in a strong systematic 4WAY phonics approach (probably because back then, many teachers had been taught to read with phonics and had grown up in school systems where it was rare that a child did not learn to read).  Consequently, when Candy received her “label,” her mother sought help from some of the teachers in her school system that still believed in systematic 4WAY phonics.  


Today, Candy is all grown up and tutors children who struggle in reading by using a 4WAY Phonics teaching method.  Candy also tutors college students in language arts.  Candy can read every word on every page fluently, because she had a caring mother that sought everything else first, BEFORE she accepted that label! 


Think about this, parents.  How many children do you know who have been “labeled” that, as a result of receiving that label, have gone on to learn to read fluently?  Not many I’m sure.  You see, the result to a child of receiving a label is that the label REMAINS on his record; and this is so sad because so very many of these children could have been taught to read fluently had they received a strong systematic 4WAY Phonics approach.


At Candy 4WAY Phonics, we are earnestly seeking for the best way to get  The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program into the hands of parents.  This is why, we offer our COMPLETE systematic phonics curriculum in an INSTANT DOWNLOAD Package  for under $10 — to make it as affordable as possible.


The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program includes everything you will need to teach your child from age 3 or 4 all the way through a 4th grade level reading and higher.  It is a COMPLETE Phonics curriculum that includes 100 phonogram lessons covering every phonogram your child will ever need to know to be able to read every word on every word for the rest of his life.  

The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program offers lots of rhyme, rhythm, alliteration and connective words as well as fun phonics lessons, phonics story readers, phonics charts, phonics flashcards, and phonics drillwork. 


The Candy 4WAY Phonics is also available in a CD-ROM Package that includes an Audio Sound CD so that parents who have not been taught to read using a 4WAY Phonics system can hear every letter and every phonogram and every word and every sentence read ALOUD for every lesson in the program, eliminating all the guesswork.


At Candy 4WAY Phonics, we truly believe that God will bless our efforts if we do everything humanly possible to help children learn to read.  How else will those precious children be able to read God’s Word fluently and be given the opportunity to grasp the fullness of joy from hearing and receiving God’s wonderful gift of salvation? 


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In His Service,

Carol Kay (a very close friend of Candy)