A: I selected the name “Right Track Reading” and used images of train tracks to reflect the importance of getting your child on the ‘right track’ to reading success.  By directly helping your child develop phonologic neural processing pathways, you literally ARE getting your child on the correct track to reading success. Just as the correct tracks will lead trains to their desired destination, the development of phonologic processing pathways will lead your child to the destination of proficient reading. See the article How Reading Works  for additional information on the science of proficient reading.  

The physical image of the train tracks illustrates the concept that the Right Track Reading programs provide you with effective tools to directly help your child or student ‘get on the right track’ to reading success. Right Track Reading Lessons establishes the necessary “track”, the phonologic processing pathways, to lead children and students to proficient reading.

The railroad switch was included on the cover of Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons because railroad switches enable trains to be guided form one track to another. The neuroscience shows us struggling dyslexic readers have not developed the skills and phonologic processing pathways necessary to achieve reading success. Just as trains need switches to move to new tracks in order to arrive at desired destinations, struggling readers need direct effective intervention to guide them to the correct phonologic processing pathways.  See the article Students Who Face Difficulties Learning to Read Information on Reading Problems and Dyslexia. Similar to how train switches guide trains to the ‘right track’, this effective reading remediation program provides you with effective tools (the physical switch) to directly build essential skills, enabling you to guide your struggling reader to phonologic processing pathways that lead to reading success.  

In addition, the image of train tracks was a natural analogy for a mom with a son and daughters who loved trains. Countless hours of reading train books, building train layouts with wooden tracks, watching my kids run the electric trains with their grandpa, counting train cars and even making train shaped birthday cakes likely influenced my selection of train tracks.

The photographs of the train tracks used on the book covers were both taken just east of Livingston, Montana.  CLICK to view the cover of Right Track Reading Lesson and the cover of Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons.

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This question was answered by Miscese Gagen a mother with a passion for teaching children to read proficiently by using effective methods. She is also a successful reading tutor and author of the reading instructional programs Right Track Reading Lessons and Back on the Right Track Reading Lessons. The purpose of this article is to empower parents and teachers with information on teaching children how to read. We CAN improve reading proficiency, one student at a time!  More information is located at www.righttrackreading.com ~  Copyright 2004-2013 Miscese R. Gagen

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