Monthly Archives: April 2013

Myths About Speed Reading–Are They Really READING It?

A common question I’m asked after telling people how fast our graduates can read at the end of our courses (average of 1,200 words per minute) is are they really reading it?  So I start our speed reading classes and seminars … Continue reading

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Children with Dyslexia or ADD Are Gifted Speed Readers

Students with dyslexia and/or ADD tend to get the hang of speed reading faster than others; in fact, quite often they are the most gifted of speed readers.  Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons explain why this is in their 1997 book, Right-Brained Children … Continue reading

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Myths of Speed Reading–Do I Always Have to Read Fast?

When I am asked at a gathering what I do and I reply that I teach speed reading, there are certain questions or (sometimes objections!) to what I have chosen to spend my career and most of my energy doing.  … Continue reading

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Myths of Speed Reading

For the over 35 years I have taught speed reading I have been constantly asked about the same misconceptions about what I do and what our courses are all about.  I’ve decided to  do a series of posts about the subject–at least our approach … Continue reading

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