The BrightStar program was developed as a therapy for reading difficulties that stem from visual-perceptual deficits.
BrightStar Reader makes no magical claims, but for a significant share of people considered to be reluctant, slow readers and dyslexics, the Reader application can often bring about considerable gains in reading skills.
- BrightStar Reader promotes reading fluency through effortless and automatic recognition of sight words and faster lexical retrieval
- BrightStar Reader improves coordination of eye-hand movements
- BrightStar Reader brings about a calming and relaxing effect
- Noticeable academic success frequently results in enhanced self-confidence and motivation to learn
Users of the the early non-internet program reported noticing positive changes in their attitudes towards reading and writing at about the 5th or 6th session. At this point, they found they could better focus when learning new subjects.
Additional and significant reading and writing gains were often reported 2-3 weeks after the conclusion of the earlier non-internet program version. This happens because your brain is still responding to the cumulative effects of the program sessions. Your brain continues to adapt and retrain its neural circuits such that now it is better fitted to apply new learning strategies.
Once your brain has become more efficient in allocating attention to reading tasks, you will feel less pressured and more relaxed. As a result, you will find it easier to read & learn and these tasks will take you much less time.
While there are no completed long-term studies regarding how long these effects last, we believe that the manner in which BrightStar Reader, Booster or Builder achieves its benefits will result in a long-term or even permanent benefit.
Perhaps the most enthusiastic supporters of the innovative BrightStar programs are the teachers who get to experience first-hand their students before and after the program.
Children who followed the BrightStar program often begun reading books for pleasure, fulfilling a dream their parents never dared to fantasize before.