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Intervention & prevention

Three years growth in a few months? Don't buy it.

Every week headlines from newspapers around the world tout "reading interventions" that claim fantastic results.

Singing software that "boosts students' reading skills by more than a grade level in nine weeks" or a physical education program during which students "did reading exercises and gym activities at the same time" and after the 2 1/2-month study, students increased three grade levels in reading.

Wouldn't it be nice?

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"When I say to a parent, "read to a child", I don't want it to sound like medicine. I want it to sound like chocolate. " — Mem Fox