STATE OF THE ART
Most American schools and post-secondary institutions do not provide
reading interventions that are intensive and individualized enough to meet struggling readers’ needs. Consequently, thousands of students, who are bright and have the potential to achieve, languish in remedial reading classes year after year.
RST is the first and last reading intervention a student needs.
RST raises student’s reading skills to grade level in one semester or less. Success can even be measured in hours, rather than months or years. I believe its efficacy is unmatched.
Reading Strength Training (RST) is a refined reading remediation process that puts a period after students’ reading struggles. While other reading interventions report significant gains and IEPs document gradual progress, RST consistently reports a cure.
RST is an evidence-based intervention with a record of success of almost 20 years, during which time the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) has continually reported disappointing reading gains in Florida and the nation.
RST results are compelling.
In addition to students’ cumulative school records that document their
academic struggles, RST data has been collected on over 300 students from 17 schools in Leon County, as well as data via student, parent, and teacher surveys; student interviews and weekly self-evaluation; and videos of sessions that show the holistic impact of RST.
Typical results are:
Immediate and sustained improvement of school grades in all classes Better testing performance
More independence in completing homework Enhanced self-esteem
Renewed interest in reading Improved speaking and writing skills
No subsequent enrollment in a remedial reading class Success in college
Success in technical programs or career training
Protection is essential to block observant competitors and to ensure
fidelity of implementation. (RST certification requires 21 hours of
training and a practicum (working with three students).
“Both research and logic suggest that we must find a way to deliver more intensive, more powerful instruction to students reading below grade level, because they must accelerate in their development.”
Dr. Joseph Torgesen, 2006 Florida Center for Reading Research
Reading intervention is a critical need area on every school campus at all levels—even on the post-secondary level.
Schools spend thousands of dollars on computers, technology-based reading programs, curriculum, progress monitoring assessment, and teacher training to discover what works.
The brand, Reading Strength Training (RST), has been trademarked.
To train other RST experts to empower struggling readers on every school campus in the nation to conquer their reading deficiencies so they can reach their potential for success in school and career.