"This is the first time my daughter has shown any interest in reading."
Once a student completes a program at The Reading Foundation, the short-term results are extremely positive. Over the long-term these results either remain the same or improve. Rarely does a student show any significant regression and if this occurs, it can be corrected very quickly. In order to determine the long-term effects of the remedial programs at The Reading Foundation, an independent survey was conducted in November '93, three years after the clinic had opened. The survey polled all 300 clients who had attended the Calgary clinic from July 1990 to April 1993. An astonishing ninety-eight percent (98%) of the clients reported positive and lasting changes in self-esteem in their children. Ninety-five percent (95%) of the parents stated that their child's reading, spelling or comprehension levels had either remained the same from post-testing levels or improved from post-testing levels, suggesting that once the process is set in the right direction, it creates its own long-term momentum.
While the effect of the programs is nothing short of miraculous for many students, we don't want you to think it is a "quick fix" or a "magic bullet". Students' learning needs are too complex and often too diverse for that. However, our clinical experience shows that immersing students in our programs over the long run brings results that are not available from traditional settings or programs.