The not-for-profit organization of Reading Connections Inc. provides an alternative method of reading instruction for students who process information in ways beyond the scope of conventional instruction. The multi-sensory, sequential phonics procedure which we use has been researched and developed by Reading Connections’ Executive Director, Mary Bowers, who used the procedure in her classroom with first and second graders for a period of ten years. During this time she realized that the children who may have otherwise been considered at-risk in reading were able to make the usual grade level gains, while those not at-risk achieved levels above their grade. Bowers left her teaching position and began Reading Connections in July of 1996 as a way to help at-risk students from a number of schools rather than only those assigned to her classroom.
We love Reading Connections!! They have been a life saver for my son!! He loves to read now!!