When you think about reading skills, you probably think about being able to comprehend words and make sense of the text. Of course, that is an important part of reading. However, it is also important to be able to move your eyes fluidly across the page and focus on the right words at the right time.
These are the non-languages skills needed for reading. And attention plays a major role in them. Teachers and reading specialists are good at teaching language skills, but that only gets readers with attention challenges so far. If a student cannot maintain his or her attention on the page, they are going to struggle to read.
The Attention Arcade trains the skills that many children need to become more fluent readers. You can watch the video about Jack’s experience:
When children have the right combination of reading skills and attention, they can become more fluent readers. As mentioned in the video, Jack is a voracious reader now. Isn’t that what we want for more children?