The SuperReading course has been found to improve the reading speed and comprehension of dyslexic people. To the extent that they can eventually become better readers than Non-Dyslexics. So that turns the word dyslexia on it’s head, but being dyslexic it already was upside down. This is what the research by Dr Ross Cooper has found. When I started the course my reading speed was measured and answering questions on what I had read to test my comprehension . My words per minute (WPM) was multiplied by the percentage I got correct in the comprehension. This is then interpreted as a Reading Effectiveness (RE) Score. My RE Score at the beginning on the course was in the bottom 2% of the population, which isn’t great. However, after I completed the course my RE Score was better than 61% of the population. I was disappointed at first, but Ross pointed out that it’s actually better than most teachers.
It took me a while to complete this course, not because I found it hard… the fact is you cant find it hard, a bit of a brainstrain, but hard no. I was part of the dyslexia control group when it is was first brought to LLU+ (an adult learning centre, which used to be…) part of London South Bank University. It was just when my first child was being born, so in amongst the studying, running a business, nappies, crying, puking, sleepless nights (that was all just me) practicing the EYE-HOP™ technique was too much to handle. The second time it was being run and I had the opportunity to do the course my second child was being born. So the SuperReading course improves reading, or as I found out both reading and fertility.
When I referred “brainstrain”, I feel during the practice of the EYE-HOP™, it feels like you are literally training your brain to read in a different way. SuperReading is a course that has been created by Ron Cole. A reading guru, inventor, coach, entrepreneur; what ever you want to call him he is generally a great guy, who wants to help people in improving their lives and how they feel about them selves. I believe he has helped me and many others (including Ross Cooper who is also dyslexic), to be really DYSatisfied with how we are taught to read at school.
Student Finance England have been paying for the course for students in Higher Education who are dyslexic and also for those who have other difficulties that relate to concentration and comprehension during the reading process.