Leslie and Nay Nay on photo shoot for Learning Ally. Leslie using iPad app enabling kids with dyslexia to enjoy reading. Thanks to Learning Ally mom Lisa H. in Maryland for hosting the shoot.
A mom writes: “Daniel was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was in 2nd grade. He is now an honor student in 7th grade at St. Benedict School in Holmdel New Jersey. Because Daniel does not have the opportunity to be in a resource room for literacy, and funding to private schools is limited, Learning Ally was able to fill the gaps. He has used many of the resources such as books on CDs and downloads on his iPod for reading assignments. I often show him the success stories that are posted on your website and he asked me why there are no students his age. Good question! Daniel has earned honor roll for the past two years and has been recommended by a teacher to attend a distinguished conference in Washington DC for academic achievers. Please consider posting all different age success stories. This will certainly motivate the younger members of your organization.”
This just in from Dorrie, grateful mom in Maryland:
“Here is a picture of Avery reading. Currently she is loving her new
book…”The White Giraffe” by Saint John Lauren. Giraffe’s are her favorite
animal. Her teacher told her she loves that book too! We are happy to share
our story. It has been a long road to where we are today!!!!
“Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, is all I can say. After struggling to help my daughter find a solution to her reading problems at school for the last five years, we found you!
“Avery is 10 years old and has Myasthenia Gravis, a neuro muscular disease that causes her double vision and muscle weakness. Reading has always been a source of stress and anxiety in our house. Before finding Learning Ally, Avery was not able to read an entire book on her own, ever! Now, with a forward thinking teacher and school principal, she is able to bring her ipod to school and feel good about being able to keep up with her peers in reading group.
“I cry just thinking about what Learning Ally is doing to her self esteem, not to mention how reassured I am knowing she will be able to enter middle school with confidence, not dread about keeping up with her classes.
“Please keep up the good work, and know that you have made a major impact in the direction of the life of a very wonderful little girl.”
Learning Ally’s popular audiobook player for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch was already user-friendly; now it’s undergone a major upgrade enabling direct downloading of content to your favorite device over a wireless network. Read the national press release here.