Salt Lake City, UT, December 16, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Reading Horizons is awarding a free software package to Michael of Dayton, Nevada, its latest spotlight for the Lemons for Literacy donation program.
Michael was selected as a Reading Horizons spotlight for Lemons for Literacy because of his need to improve his reading skills, which are hindered by his extreme dyslexia. Nearly 30 years ago, Michael was diagnosed with dyslexia, which the diagnostician claimed was “the most severe case she had ever seen.” Michael, now 52, has sought for years to improve himself, his living conditions, and the living conditions of others with dyslexia but has often discovered that his reading skills prevent him from reaching his full potential. With the Reading Horizons software, his reading skills will no longer stand in the way of him achieving his goals. The Reading Horizons software has helped many dyslexics improve their reading skills through the program’s multi-sensory approach.
Those who would like to help Reading Horizons sponsor its new spotlight, Cecily and Nicole of Pennsylvania, are invited to visit the Reading Horizons Web site and play “Lemons for Literacy.” Lemons for Literacy is a simple, entertaining game in which players match terms with their appropriate definitions. For each correct answer, a lemon is squeezed into a pitcher. With every lemon that is squeezed, the amount that Reading Horizons donates to Cecily and Nicole increases. Donations will help provide Reading Horizons software for Cecily and Nicole. The Lemons for Literacy Web site can be found at: http://www.readinghorizonsathome.com/lemonsforliteracy/.
Cecily, 17, and Nicole, 15, are sisters who struggle with learning disabilities and have not received the needed assistance from their school. Both girls have high aspirations and don’t want to be hindered by their learning disabilities. Despite the lack of assistance they have received from their school, they have strived to improve their situations. They make large strides in progress only to have the problems presented by their learning disabilities disrupt their efforts. The Reading Horizons program will help these girls move past the barriers in their reading development. As one user, Bernadine, said: “It was like I was walking down a hallway with doors, and all of them were locked. After going through this program, I was given the keys to open them. Anything is possible now.”