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Our son required extensive speech therapy for a cleft at birth. The only time help was available was during academic class time. While his speech was perfected, his lack of reading skills hindered every aspect of his education.

He loved skateboarding and went on to compete. Mounds of skateboarding magazines became his foul-weather pastime. In no time at all, he was reading beyond his grade level. Reading what he loved made a huge difference. - Proud Parent

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This is our second story about how reading skills can improve when children develop a passion for a topic. It also points out how valuable help sessions can sometimes interfere with essential classroom instruction.