LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Studies have determined that children who do not read well by the fourth grade aren't likely to ever become good readers, but thanks to your support of the WHAS Crusade for Children there is a program to get problem readers back on track.
Children in Ms. Chandler's class at St. Athanasius are learning to use their ears to improve their reading skills - the program is called “Earobics.”
Earobics is a sounding-out program. Students listen to a word and are asked to sound out a similar word by painting it on the program's “easel.” Earobics is one of those learning tools that could have easily been lost because of funding shortfalls. That's why Crusade funding is so important to a school like St. Athanasius.
The children's teacher said this extra attention is paying off.
A couple of students in the second grade Earobics class have improved to the point that they're reading at third and fourth grade levels.
Don't forget the 60th Annual WHAS Crusade for Children is June 1 and 2.
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