Discover the Solution 
That Will Make Your Child a Reader

Dr. Karen’s Cure for Reading and Writing Challenges explains the solutions Dr. Karen Holinga has uncovered in her 25 years as a reading specialist. 

You Are Going To Find:

  • Practical steps you can start TODAY—for free!—to help your child
  • ​The two primary challenges that children face in their road to literacy (most likely your child is dealing with at least one of these)
  • ​How to help struggling beginning readers
  • ​Why some children learn to read without much difficulty, but after a few years suddenly struggle with comprehension

I've Been There

One of my sons took three years to recognize the basic 26 letters—most of the time. We gradually worked our way through 12 different programs and therapies. I was open to anything that might help: recommendations from other parents, from books, from the public school remedial reading specialist. 

Nothing worked.

After five years and over $5,000 invested, my son was still stumbling over simple kindergarten words like “big” and “all.” 

I had read anecdotes where a parent said, “My child just needed to wait until age eight. Then, boom, overnight he learned to read!” 

That was not our story. 

And it could have been worse. I had taught a few of my other boys successfully, I knew that this wasn’t (necessarily) an issue of my teaching. My husband has always been my advocate. My in-laws maybe didn’t always understand, but they graciously supported us to the best of their abilities.

Even though it could have been worse, it was still gut-wrenchingly hard, to pull out a program and work for an hour or so, without visible progress. 

My husband even started his own manual labor business in order to allow our son to remain employed, should he always be illiterate. 

Around this time my mom went to a presentation by reading expert Dr. Karen Holinga. Afterwards, she went to Dr. Karen and said, “My grandson doesn't know how to read.”

Dr. Karen said, “Send your grandson to me and I will teach him to read.”

She was also saying, “I don't care what therapies you've already done. I don't care what issues you're dealing with. I have the tools that can help.” 

How Is Dr. Karen Able to Help 100% 
of Her Clients Move Forward with Reading? 

How is she able to help, even if a child has dyslexia?

The answers are in this book.

This outstanding resource
  • Helps you understand specifically where your child is struggling
  • Gives you hope for the future
  • ​Makes it easy to see your way forward, with practical steps no matter what challenge your child faces
  • ​Gives you the specifics you need to properly advocate for your child
  • ​Lets you avoid the discouragement that comes with an “incurable” condition (and the real secret for curing dyslexia)
  • ​Frees you to stop worrying about your child’s future 
Thank you so much for this book. I have read it twice and referred to it a few other times already. After reading this, I have an idea of what my son may be struggling with. I have found the book both helpful and encouraging. I am dying to share what I am learning with a dear friend who is struggling with her son’s recent dyslexic diagnosis.
Ali. M

How Can I Help My Child Learn to Read?

If you are wondering this, you’re not alone. One in five children need remedial reading help. 

If your student is that one-in-five, have hope. There is no correlation between the age of learning to read and IQ. A struggling reader isn’t “slow.” Even high IQ children can struggle.

Rather, your child is facing some challenges that make reading more difficult, but still possible.

What Can I Do for My Struggling Reader?

This was the pressing question Dr. Karen faced after she had taught elementary school for six years and homeschooled her children for twelve. 

Some children struggled, no matter what she did. How could she help? 

She went back to school to get her doctorate to learn to help all children read.

Then, as The Reading Doctor, she opened a clinic in Columbus, Ohio. 

Since the early 1990s, she has been helping remedial reading students figure out their challenges and find reading success. 

As her husband would say, she has 100% success. She has been able to help every one of her students move forward.

Since we were first introduced, I have spent months interacting with Dr. Karen. I have had the privilege to spend several days with Dr. Karen in her office. I have been able to ask her questions and observe her process. 

How does she run reading assessments? What does she look for? What common problems do children face when they are learning to read? How does Dr. Karen help these children?

Comprehension Challenges

Is your student struggling with learning to read? Dr. Karen can help.

Or maybe your child learned to read without difficulty, but now struggles with poor comprehension.

Or excessive day-dreaming? 

Because when the font size and the spacing shrinks, comprehension can diminish. 

What once was easy now becomes a multi-hour ordeal, as your student dawdles along, spending hours on an assignment that seems like it should take just a few minutes. 

So whether your child is struggling to learn to read, or frustrates teachers because of poor comprehension, Dr. Karen’s Cure for Reading and Writing Challenges offers all you need to help your child. 
It was a really easy read. I didn't feel like I got “stuck" at any point. It was actually rather eye-opening because many of the traits you describe I have struggled with my entire life. I have been in glasses/contacts since I was 6 or 7. But still I have trouble tracking while I read, and will often read a whole paragraph and have to go back and re-read 2-3 times before I really comprehend what I read. 

It also changed my perception of what I am looking for in both of my children who are old enough to read. Even though one is a strong reader, I have noticed quite a few characteristics listed in this book in him.
Julia H

Comprehension Challenges

You Are Going To Find:

  • The two reading challenges that create virtually all the problems for those who struggle with reading.
  • ​Why “dyslexia” is as fixable as a broken arm … and how to fix it
  • ​How ADD or ADHD can be misdiagnosed … and how to tell if your child has been misdiagnosed
  • ​Why the work of researchers Orton and Gillingham is outdated … and what replaced it
  • When not to trust a school vision screening
  • ​Why 25% of children who have 20/20 eyesight actually need additional help … and why they won’t tell you they need it
  • ​How to do a Dr. Karen-style reading assessment in your own home … and how to interpret the results
  • ​When your child’s behaviors that look like not paying attention can actually be a sign that your child actually is paying attention
  • ​How to tell if reluctance to do schoolwork is rebellion … or if something else is going on
  • ​Why hearing rhymes is like losing teeth … and what this has to do with reading
  • ​The single best thing you can do today to help your child learn to read
  • ​The tongue-in-cheek suggestion to help children get into Harvard by age 12
  • Words to reframe your child’s educational experience 
  • ​How long to make a school lesson … and why a longer lesson may be counterproductive
  • ​Why glasses might lead to multiple surgeries … and how to prevent that outcome
  • ​ The #1 optometrist hack to help a struggling reader improve overnight 
  • ​Why speaking slower, not louder, may increase peace in your home
  • ​One of the causes of childhood anxiety, and how to ease it, almost instantly
  • ​When to realize that more phonics instruction won’t help … and what to do instead
  • ​Why it’s better to encourage children in their strengths, rather than trying to shore up their weaknesses
  • ​The bigger barrier to reading than not being able to read … and how to overcome this block

And You’ll Learn About Handwriting, Too

In this book you’ll learn:

  • Why handwriting is still important in a world of screens
  • ​Ambidextrousness and hand dominance … what the research shows
  • ​When to correct an improper pencil grip … and why it matters
  • ​What a printed word like “cAt” reveals
  • ​How to help children when handwriting is difficult
  • ​How to best encourage proper spacing between letters
  • ​Why your child probably doesn’t have dysgraphia … even if handwriting is difficult
  • The benefits of cursive … and when to teach it 
I was up way too late last night reading your book! You know that forceful eye widening and denial of basic bodily needs, just to consume more information. I have not done this in a long while. The book pulled me in.
Nicole E

That’s Not All

Dr. Karen’s Cure for Reading and Writing Challenges also includes a complete guide to audio books, tips on when to trust your intuition, the definition of standardized tests’ “reading levels” (and why this number matters), and a special offer, worth several hundred dollars. 

Let Dr. Karen Help

With this book, you will have all of the tools that you need to have an appointment with a reading specialist in your own home. You don’t have to travel to Columbus, Ohio to see Dr. Karen Holinga. (And, even if you live in Columbus, you don’t have to wait for an appointment.) 

Learn today how Dr. Karen can help your child. 

You will know the recommendations Dr. Karen wants to make for your specific circumstance, practical steps that you can take, starting today. 

If you have any questions related to reading and writing, whether about reading delays or dyslexia, dysgraphia, poor spelling, ADD or ADHD, poor comprehension, and much more, this is the book for you.