One of the most heart-warming things about all our Keda Publications manuals for me is to receive unsolicited letters of thanks from students, parents and teachers who successfully use our books. We share with you here and on other related pages just a few of the thousands of Testimonials we have received – and continue to receive! – on how our study books transforms lives.
– Keda Cowling, author and founder of Toe By Toe
Thrilled and Shocked By Progress
Need to Improve a Child’s Reading Skills? Look No Further!
In our experience, three to four 20 minute sessions per week allows the full programme to be successfully completed in half an academic year. We use groups of three pupils in each 20 minute session. We also successfully involved parents for the timed sentence reading for homework. One learning support assistant was able to work with nine pupils in an hour thus cutting costs considerably.
This booster, speed-reading programme accelerates processing speed to the point where pupils can focus on ‘reading to learn.’ This makes reading an effortless and pleasurable experience.
Incidentally those school leaders who have been looking for a resource to boost pupils from the National Curriculum level 3 to 4 and beyond- need look no further.
Based on my experience last year with Stride Ahead (the program was terrific but it was in the student’s own time and thus I did not have a good uptake) and so far this year, I am absolutely delighted to have a program that has been so well developed, which I don’t have to stay up late into the night planning, preparing and marking and which captures and convinces the students.
If you have the opportunity to pass on my thanks to Keda please do so. Her incredible hard work and dedication to the task of creating Stride Ahead has given me a tool which has not only allowed me to do my job properly (there does not appear to be a similar program out there for my aged students) but most importantly it has given 17 mainly young men a chance to move from the barely able to cope in this world of text to confidence”