Those with vision challenges and other conditions may have difficulty reading because they can't focus and concentrate on the text. Reading Focus Cards are an effective tool to improve attention and focus for struggling readers of all ages.
This tool isolates 1 or 2 lines of text AND blocks out surrounding text. Its optional colored filters (included in this set) can also help decrease visual stress sometimes caused by white page backgrounds. With these features, the Reading Focus Cards can help both children and adults with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, autism, low vision, stroke recovery or TBI issues to focus and read better.
Reading Focus Cards are great for reading books, magazines, newspapers, sewing and hobby instructions and following recipes in cookbooks. They can also be used with iPads and Kindles, as well as other tablets, eReaders and electronic devices.
Focusing and Learning:
Focusing and learning issues for children and adults are problems that are sometimes neglected. Often, these issues may be called visual processing disorders, auditory processing disorders or intellectual disabilities. The struggle to focus while reading can frequently be a symptom of attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), dyslexia, and forms of autism. Those with low vision, stroke or TBI (traumatic brain injury) issues can also struggle with reading. Such issues can affect focus, concentration, retention and overall reading success.
Customizable, sensory-appealing Reading Focus Cards promote focus and concentration, helping children and adults with these challenges improve their self-esteem.
Focus with the Reading Focus Cards:
The reality is that many people may have a learning disability which can be diagnosed as ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, or other learning issue. These reading and learning issues are significant challenges for students, parents, and educators alike. These issues can negatively affect an individual's future academic success!
When focusing issues become apparent, the Reading Focus Card is a straightforward and effective solution. Many struggling readers of all ages have benefited from using the Reading Focus Card, a customizable reading tool created by Joan Brennan, a 15-year veteran educator.
The way this reading tool works is simple. It is designed to train the reader to focus on individual words and text lines, guiding the eye appropriately from left to right. In this way, this educational tool helps promote more focus, improve important reading skills (tracking, fluency, word attack, etc.) and eliminate distractions such as other text lines on a page and the white page backgrounds.
Help for Focus & Learning Issues:
Issues with attention span and focusing affect reading and are frequently associated with ADD, ADHD, dyslexia and autism spectrum disorders. However, poor attention span and focusing issues can also affect persons who have NOT been diagnosed with any special learning disability, preventing them from being able to focus, read and learn.
The key to finding a lasting solution for focus issues in reading and education in general is to review the possible reasons for these focus issues. Discovering and accommodating one's learning style can help improve focus and concentration. It is also important to consider the learning environment. The lighting in a room and noise level can certainly impact one's ability to focus. The availability of appropriate learning tools to help focus on reading is important yet often lacking in classrooms - but the Reading Focus Card provides the needed help!
The Reading Focus Card is a quality learning and reading tool that even helps students with significant learning issues find comfort and confidence knowing there is a way to improve their ability to focus, read and learn with success.
There are two sizes of Reading Focus Cards:
1. Shorter: For regular paperbacks and books with 2 columns of text per page
2. Longer: For children's and larger books with longer lines of text
- One Longer (approx. 8.75 in. x 3.00 in.) Focus Card (Black plastic w/black foam back)
- 3 interchangeable colored filters for Large Focus Card (Clear, blue & yellow)
- One Shorter (5.00 in. x 3.00 in.) Focus Card (Black plastic w/blue foam back)
- 3 interchangeable colored filters for Small Focus Card (Clear, blue & yellow)
GREAT Tools for Struggling Readers of Any Age!,
10/29/2015 5:11 PM
The Reading Focus Cards (Patent 7,565,759) have helped students in my classroom challenged with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, and other learning differences. The colored filters included allow for customization of the reading tools so that better focus, tracking, comprehension and retention are possible for readers of any age. Many of my students chose the yellow filter option, as this color highlights and emphasizes text for many readers. Great, sensory-appealing tools for children or adults with focusing and attention issues! Thanks for providing this helpful product.
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