Reading Journal Study says Colored Overlays Raise Reading Scores by 1.5 Years in Just One Week!

 

Does Your Child or Student Do Any of These Things?

Listen to your child read a passage aloud, from a grade appropriate book, and notice what happens.

 Does your child lose his/her place on the page?

 Does your child skip lines?

 Does he or she turn letters around, insert letters or words that aren’t there when reading out loud?

 Does your child complain about reading and say they don’t like to read?

 Has your child been called Lazy? Inattentive? ADHD / ADD? (Sometimes these labels are mistaken for a reading problem?)

 Do you know your child is bright but they are still not doing well in school?

 Does your child often become easily distracted when reading?

 Does your child seem to skip over punctuation as if it isn’t there?

 Does your child have 20/20 eyesight from the Eye Chart Test and still have reading problems?

 Does your child re-read things they just read?

 Does your child know the word on one page but not the next?

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions above, it’s very likely that your child sees the print in a distorted way.

However, your child could never tell you this before because he or she may have thought it looked this way to everyone, or somehow felt like he or she was not as “smart” as everyone else because other students seemed to have an easier time reading.

That’s why you want to try out the colored overlays. According to a study done in The Reading Journal, colored overlays raised reading scores 1.5 years in just one week!

Eye Doctors and Reading Specialists Show Why Colored Overlays Work and What They Do to Clear Up the Print and Reduce Visual Stress

When kids struggle to read it’s painful for everyone involved and that’s why reading specialists and developmental optometrists have long known that colored overlays can immediately making reading easier for many children and adults.

As a reading specialist for over 30 years, I have learned that all children do not see the printed page in the same way. For many kids, this is called visual perceptual distortion because the letters and words don’t look like they should.

And it’s safe to say that since over 65% of children do not read at grade level according to the Nation’s Report Card, that a vast majority of these children have undiagnosed visual perceptual problems, making the letters and words look very strange on the printed page.

If you’re wondering why your child passed the eye chart screening at school and still has a difficult time reading, here’s the answer.

The eye chart school screening only measures whether a child can see a certain size letter clearly at 20 feet away .

What child reads their book from 20 feet away while covering one eye?

Plus, in today’s world, most kids spend a lot more time looking at screens than they should – whether it be t.v., computers or phones. And, when there is nothing to reduce all that visual stress, kids may complain that reading is hard, or they have to keep re-reading to understand and recall what they just read. Sound familiar?

So  – parents and teachers, here’s a quick way to find out how the printed page looks to your child: Listen to your child read aloud from a passage they never read before that is age appropriate.

Notice what happens.

Does your child skip lines, miss punctuation, and have to re-read the text many times in order to comprehend and remember it? Does your child hesitate when reading, know a word on one page and not another? Does your child skip over the punctuation as if it is not there? Does your child say they don’t like to read?

Imagine how you would feel if the letters on the page were not clear for you when you read? How would it affect your self-esteem? Would it make you not want to read?

For some children who are struggling to read, the page may look like the “before” image and then, using the colored overlays:

colored overlays improve reading

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When children see letters or words improperly, their comprehension suffers. They may change the order of the letters in words, or know a word on one page and not on another.

What Eye Doctors Say

Developmental Optometrists and those doctors who practice Neuro-optometry, say that some children and adults suffer from “Perceptual Distortion”, and it is not that they simply need glasses (although be sure to have your child’s eyes checked before they enter school and each year they are in school).

 

These children have a certain type of visual perceptual distortion that causes the print to look very strange on the page.

 

When you consider that more than 65% of children do not read at grade level, it makes sense a lot of children have undiagnosed visual perceptual problems.

 

Colored overlays change the way light hits the retina of the eye and placing colored overlays on top of the printed page may help your child see the page more clearly.

The result: Those who previously struggled with reading, had a visual or physical handicap affecting reading, may quickly be able to read words and sentences when they were previously unable to do when using colored overlays.

If your child, student or adult member in your family is able to read, but suffering from reading problems, slow reading, dyslexia or even ADHD, administer the Eye-Q Reading Inventory to determine how the person sees what is on the page and whether they may suffer from “Perceptual Distortion” or other visually related reading problems.

According to the Reading Teacher, 1990, “Using colored overlays helps eliminate (light) wave-lengths before they reach the retina and the brain. As a result, visual information may be more effectively analyzed.”

Putting Colored Overlays Over A Printed Page, or On a Device Screen May Help You or Your Child:

Improve Reading Speed

Raise Reading Grades Quickly

Improve Comprehension

Correct Word and Letter Reversals

Read for Longer Periods of Time

Read More Easily from Line to Line

Raise Their Self-Esteem

See Words and Letters More Clearly, Thus Enabling Reading

Reduce Visual Stress

Alleviate ADHD or Dyslexia symptoms

“The blue overlay helps me read. When I don’t have it the words move around. When I use the overlay the words settle down. I am glad my mom found the blue overlays. I really like them. They are so good.”
Kyle Wilkinson, age 7

 

Kyle’s mother says: “Using the blue colored overlays, Kyle’s fluency rate has increased from a score of 12 to 45 as measured on the DIBELS oral reading fluency test. We’re pleased with the progress he has made. I sincerely feel the blue colored overlays played a big role. I just wished we had discovered them back in kindergarten when he first showed signs that something was physically and perceptually wrong with his vision.” —Lisa Wilkinson, Teacher

 

“Our grandson uses colored overlays and loves the blue ones. Before using colored overlays, he did not like to read or to write and now he loves to do both. It only took him using the overlays a couple of times before we saw major positive changes in his reading and other subjects. We also use the overlays on the computer screen too.”

 

Kathy Young, Hamptonville, NC

Why are these Colored Overlays Better Than Others?

These overlays are very thick and sturdy. Others tend to be thin and flimsy sheets and can tear easily. These will last and last. Overlays are 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches (you always want to cover the entire page). Be sure to use overlays on device screens too in order to eliminate visual stress.They also come with the FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory so you can get to the bottom of what’s causing your child to struggle in reading and no other overlays have this added benefit.

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OR Improve Both Reading and Grades with the Gold Star School Success Bundle

Once your child can see the printed page more clearly, it does not automatically insure higher grades. They also need learning strategies they can rely on throughout their school career to show them how to master every subject.

If your child struggles in any subject, get the School Success Bundle which includes the 5 thick and sturdy Colored Overlays plus $10 off the digital, 210 page, strategy-packed book Instant Learning for Amazing Grades Study Skills System for higher grades in as little as 14 days!

Get all three for only $59.94

(Includes FREE Shipping in the U.S.)

(Includes 5 Thick and Sturdy Overlays, 1 Yellow, 2 Blue and 2 Red, FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory and $10 off Instant Learning for Amazing Grades ebook.)

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School Districts – purchase orders for 5 or more sets accepted only

With the school success bundle, you receive 5 thick and sturdy Colored Overlays: 2 Blue, 1 Yellow, 2 Red, plus the FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory, and the 210 page digital book, Instant Learning for Amazing Grades.

  • 5 specially selected colored overlays in thick, transparent sheets in three colors:  2 blue, 1 yellow, and 2 red which our research shows work best.
  • Benefit: Overlays are thick and sturdy unlike others which are thin and tend to break easily.
  • Never use ruler size overlays as the print on the rest of the page shows and it will confuse the reader

Putting Overlays On A Printed Page
May Help You or Your Child:

Improve Reading Speed

Raise Reading Grades Quickly

Improve Their Comprehension

Correct Word and Letter Reversals

Read for Longer Periods of Time

Read More Easily from Line to Line

Raise Their Self-Esteem

See Words and Letters More Clearly, Thus Enabling Reading

Reduce Visual Stress

Alleviate ADHD or Dyslexia symptoms

“The blue overlay helps me read. When I don’t have it the words move around. When I use the overlay the words settle down. I am glad my mom found the blue overlays. I really like them. They are so good.”
Kyle Wilkinson, age 7

 

Kyle’s mother says: “Using the blue colored overlays, Kyle’s fluency rate has increased from a score of 12 to 45 as measured on the DIBELS oral reading fluency test. We’re pleased with the progress he has made. I sincerely feel the blue colored overlays played a big role. I just wished we had discovered them back in kindergarten when he first showed signs that something was physically and perceptually wrong with his vision.” —Lisa Wilkinson, Teacher

 

“Our grandson uses colored overlays and loves the blue ones. Before using colored overlays, he did not like to read or to write and now he loves to do both. It only took him using the overlays a couple of times before we saw major positive changes in his reading and other subjects. We also use the overlays on the computer screen too.”

 

Kathy Young, Hamptonville, NC

Studies Show That Students Gain Over
1 1/2 Years in Reading in One Week Using Colored Overlays!

“After one week, those-that received the correct colored transparencies-gained an Average of 6.6 months in reading accuracy and 19.35 months in reading comprehension.” O’Connor, Sofo, Kendall & Olsen. Reading Disabilities and the Effects of Colored Filters. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 1988.

 

“In experimenting with colored filters, a prominent university researcher found that reading through specific filters made many children read better.” Sandra Blakeslee. Study Ties Dyslexia to Brain Flaw Affecting Vision and Other Senses. The New York Times, September 15, 1991.

Why are these Colored Overlays Better Than Others?

These overlays are very thick and sturdy. Others tend to be thin and flimsy sheets and can tear easily. These will last and last. Overlays are 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches (you always want to cover the entire page). Be sure to use overlays on device screens too in order to eliminate visual stress. Plus these overlays come with the FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory so you can finally get to the bottom of the what’s causing your child’s reading issues. No other overlays have this added benefit.

BUY NOW! $ 39.97 (Includes shipping)       INTERNATIONAL ORDERS

OR Improve Both Reading and Grades with the Gold Star School Success Bundle

Once kids can see the printed page more clearly they also need learning strategies they can rely on throughout their school career to show them how to master every subject.

If your child struggles in any subject, get the School Success Bundle which includes the Colored Overlays plus $10 off the digital, 210 page strategy-packed book, Instant Learning for Amazing Grades Study Skills System for higher grades in as little as 14 days!

Get all three for only $59.94

(Includes FREE Shipping in the U.S.)

(Includes 5 Thick and Sturdy Overlays – 1 yellow, 2 blue, 2 red,  FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory and $10 off Instant Learning for Amazing Grades ebook.)

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INTERNATIONAL ORDERS CHOOSE THIS BUTTON  $ 94.94 total includes shipping

School Districts – purchase orders for 5 or more sets accepted only

You Receive 5 Thick and Sturdy Colored Overlays: 2 Blue, 1 Yellow, 2 Red

  • 5 specially selected colored overlays in thick, transparent sheets in three colors:  2 blue, 1 yellow and 2 red which our research shows work best
  • Overlays are thick and sturdy unlike others which are thin and tend to break easily.

There are three blue colored overlays since new research shows that blue works especially well for those who may be considered to be legally blind or have had brain or head injuries so we are providing an extra one, to have at home and at school or in the work environment. Blue also tends to work well for people who have dyslexia.

Why Are These Colored Overlays Better?

These colored overlays are thick and sturdy and most others are thin and break easily. These colored overlays will last and last.

Each plastic colored transparency sheet is 8.5 inches x 11 inches for optimal use. The colored overlays can be easily cut for use in smaller books. FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory Included to see how the printed page looks to your child. 100% unconditional success guarantee with colored overlays.

Use the colored overlays  over the computer screen to reduce visual stress as well.

Discover whether your child or student has visual distortion or visual-perceptual problems which are interfering with reading progress.

Take the FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory.

BUY NOW! $ 39.97 ((Shipping Included)       INTERNATIONAL ORDERS 

OR Improve Both Reading and Grades with the Gold Star School Success Bundle

Once kids can see the printed page more clearly they also need learning strategies they can rely on throughout their school career to show them how to master every subject.

If your child struggles in any subject, get the School Success Bundle which includes the Colored Overlays plus $10 off the digital, 210 page strategy-packed book Instant Learning for Amazing Grades Study Skills System for higher grades in just 14 days!

Get all three for only $59.94

(Includes FREE Shipping in the U.S.)

(Includes 5 Thick and Sturdy Overlays – 1 yellow, 2 blue, 2 red, FREE Eye-Q Reading Inventory and $10 off Instant Learning for Amazing Grades ebook.)

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International Orders $94.94 iIncludes priority shipping

School Districts: Purchase orders accepted for sets of 5 or more colored overlays