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Keys to Reading Success™ provides you with the tools and resources to make a difference in life of every student -- especially those who have not been successful in reading.
Proven to Raise Student Reading Levels 1-5 Grades in Months

Studies show 83-98% of students make these gains.
Now You Can Help ALL Your Struggling Readers

Even students who have failed to make progress using other systems make dramatic improvements using the most accelerated method available. Unlock the magical door of reading success for struggling readers whether they are  regular education students, Special Education, ADD, ADHD, ELL and ESL, and students with different learning styles: Kinesthetic, Tactile, Visual, and Auditory.
Help Kinesthetic and/or Tactile Learners Succeed in Reading in Months

Keys to Reading Success™ provides specialized tools and resources for teaching reading to kinesthetic learners and tactile learners. Ricki Linksman, the program’s author, was a pioneer in developing an entire course in reading: phonics, vocabulary and comprehension for kinesthetic learners, for tactile learners as well as visual and auditory learners. Kinesthetic learners differ from tactile learners, although some people may be a combination of both. See the definitions below.

Kinesthetic learners learn best through movement of their large or gross motor muscles. They take in information best when they are moving. Movement includes learning while doing, being involved in projects, discovery, role-playing, simulations, real-life activities, and learning while standing up or using the large arm muscles to write as on a flip chart of chalkboard.

Tactile learners learn best through their sense of touch, such as using their hands and fingers. They learn best by writing, drawing, taking notes, using hands-on manipulatives, and involving their emotions and feelings while learning.

Keys to Reading Success™ is the leader in the field of accelerated learning with a complete K-12 reading program developed with strategies to teach reading for each learning style. This proven program can help teachers turn kinesthetic and tactile learners into readers who can make gains in reading in 88-98% of students from 2-5 years above grade level within months.

Find the key to unlock the power of learning in all your kinesthetic learners and tactile learners, whether they are in regular ed, special ed, Title 1, or ELL programs, or if they are diagnosed with ADD or ADHD.

“We found out that some of the students who we thought were challenged by ADHD were actually kinesthetic learners who needed to apply and be engaged each lesson to real life activities with more physical involvement. Once we engaged them physically in the learning process, they demonstrated increased attention span, self-discipline, and school success.”  --Special Education teacher, Naperville School District 203, Illinois

You an end the struggle and frustration of students who are not learning through traditional methods, by finding their fastest Superlink to accelerate learning.

Keys to Reading Success™ provides methods for teaching reading in the learner's best learning style and brain style (called their “Superlink”). Communication and comprehension gaps can be eliminated by presenting material in a way the student learn best. Comprehension, memory, and performance can be improved by knowing a student’s preferred learning style and brain style and then teaching in that style. Keys to Reading Success™ helps each student take in information and store it in memory in the fastest and easiest way.

Using the metacognitive strategies that are designed into the lesson plans in Keys to Reading Success™ accelerates learning in any content area and improves comprehension, memory, achievement, efficiency, and performance.

Find out how you can discover your best learning style:

Keys to Reading Success™ contains the highly acclaimed Linksman Learning Style Preference Assessment and Brain Hemispheric Preference Assessment used by major corporations and institutions to accelerate learning in all fields. Its online learning style and brain style assessments are automatically scored and an in-depth profile of how each learner needs to learn best is instantly provided. The assessment was developed by Ricki Linksman, author of “How to Learn Anything Quickly: An Accelerated Program of Rapid Learning” (Barnes and Noble). She is one of the world's leading experts in using one's learning style and brain style (Superlink) to accelerate reading and learning in any field. The assessment can be administered to students grades K-12, college, and adult learners. It is used by teachers and trainers around the world to accelerate the speed at students learn.

"I had taken my daughter everywhere for years to learn to read with no results, but after having the learning style assessment in Keys to Reading Success and the reading diagnosis, and then receiving the reading instruction for skills she needed in her best learning style, she is reading books above her grade level in only a few months. I am so excited that I am telling all the other parents about this!" -- KG, DuPage County, Illinois

Below are a few questions taken from the archives of "Ask the Reading Expert" on the subject of kinesthetic and tactile learners. If you believe your students are either kinesthetic learners or tactile learners, and you would like further information and help, submit a question through “Ask the Reading Expert.” 

Question: Do kinesthetic learners have ADD. or ADHD?

Answer: In my article, "The Fine Line Between ADD and Kinesthetic Learners," first published in Latitudes newsletter, I point out that a kinesthetic learner does not necessarily have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). ADD is a condition in which parts of the brain physiologically shut down either due to diminished neurotransmitter functioning or other problems. ADD is a neurological condition and can exist in someone who learns through any learning style: visual, auditory, tactile, or kinesthetic. It is not related to one's learning style. On the other hand, a kinesthetic learner refers to someone whose neural brain patterns are more developed to take in information about the body's movements through space. Unfortunately, what often happens is that the movement characteristics that are typical of kinesthetic learners are also one of the characteristics on some of the checklists that parents and teachers fill out when a medical doctor diagnoses if someone has ADD. Because some of the same characteristics appear in both categories (kinesthetic learners and those with ADD), the assumption is often wrongly made that the kinesthetic learner has ADD, and is sometimes improperly put on medication such as Ritalin and other drugs for ADD.

My suggestion is that if you suspect a student is challenged by ADD, have him or her take the Superlinks assessment in Keys to Reading Success to determine his or her best learning style. If the student is kinesthetic, then you will find that learning kinesthetic accelerated learning techniques will help him or her be successful. If the child improves in reading and learning, then there may not be a need to go further. If, even with the correct techniques to match the child's learning style the child does not improve, then that would be a time to have a medical diagnosis made about ADD. Remember, ADD is a medical diagnosis, and a qualified medical doctor should decide this after a thorough medical examination.

Question: How can I teach reading to my kinesthetic child?

Answer: Kinesthetic people take in information in a different way. They need a different approach for learning reading. There are specific strategies that can help kinesthetic learners involving large muscle movement. If such strategies are used to learn phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, spelling, writing, study, note-taking, and test-taking skills, kinesthetic learners will accelerate their learning. At the end of this section is a list of references you can consult for further information.

Question: How does one teach reading to a tactile learner?

Answer: Tactile learners learn best through their hands and fingers. This is an important approach for teaching all aspects of reading: phonics or phonemic awareness, vocabulary, or comprehension, as well as study skills, note-taking skills, memory improvement, and test-taking skills.

Other Resource Books by Ricki Linksman for Kinesthetic and/or Tactile Learners:

Your Child Can Be a Great Reader
Solving Your Child's Reading Problems
How to Learn Anything Quickly
How to Teach Accelerated Phonics through Learning Styles
How to Teach Literal and Inferential Comprehension through Learning Styles
How to Teach Memory, Note-Taking, Study, & Test-Taking Skills through Learning Styles
The Vowel and Consonant Guide

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