The READING FOCUS CARD                   U.S. Patent 7,565,759A solution for struggling readers of all ages          Copyr...
The READING FOCUS CARD             U.S. Patent 7,565,759An inexpensive, customizable tool for         challenged readers
Do you know a struggling reader? What can help her experienceMORE focus & reading SUCCESS?
The RIGHT tools can make all       the difference!The READING FOCUS CARDS        can help.
Purpose of the READING FOCUS CARDSThe Reading Focus Cards can help many readers   challenged with attention & focusing iss...
Who can benefit?The Reading Focus Cards can help with reading issues often associated with:  • AD/HD  • Dyslexia  • Autism...
What can the READING FOCUS CARDS do?               The Reading Focus Cards…1. Are like no other product on the market.2. C...
What Does It Really Feel Like to        Have AD/HD?
What Does It Feel Like to Have AD/HD?        Fourth of July Fireworks
What Does It Feel Like to Have AD/HD?               25 Bees
Advantages of the READING FOCUS CARDS    The Reading Focus Cards are:   •   Inexpensive & non-invasive   •   Customizable ...
More about the READING FOCUS CARDS1. The Reading Focus Cards can help:   • Both children and adults (ages 5 to 95)   • All...
Benefits & OutcomesThe Reading Focus Card helps improve a reader’s                    • focus                    • trackin...
READING FOCUS CARD                                       Reading Notch            Reading WindowMade of soft, gripping fac...
READING FOCUS CARD Sizes    Two Sizes to Fit All Your Reading NeedsModel #001---For regular-sized paperbacks & books      ...
The Importance of COLORCOLOR can positively affect the reading experience for some struggling readers.               WHY?
The Importance of COLOR                            COLOR…1. Opens more neuro-pathways connecting   both sides of (the) bra...
READING FOCUS CARD Filters  3 Reading Window Filter Colors                         Clear/Non-Glare                        ...
READING FOCUS CARD FiltersThe 3 different colored filters…1. Are included with each Reading Focus Card.2. Are recommended ...
READING FOCUS CARD with Deep Blue Window Filter inserted
READING FOCUS CARDwith Clear/Non-glare Window Filter inserted
READING FOCUS CARDwith Yellow/Highlighting Window Filter inserted
The READING FOCUS CARD  with Yellow/Highlighting Window Filter over 2 lines of text     Now is the time for all good men a...
The READING FOCUS CARD      with Deep Blue Window Filter with 1 line of textNow is the time for all good men and women to
Options for UseNow is the time for all
Options for UseNow is the time for all good men and women
Options for UseNow is the time for all good men and
For Math Work        2     The READING FOCUS CARD                   can also help with:               • column addition   ...
READING FOCUS CARD (Model #001)
READING FOCUS CARD (Model #002)
Face Colors Available                   “Face” Colors available:                Black           Sunny Yellow              ...
Reading Focus CardsStudies of the reading tools were conducted in                 2007 and 2011.      Reading Focus Cards ...
Informal Focus Study (2007)  In 2007, a preliminary focus study found that             the Reading Focus Cards:1. (In a sp...
Formal Focus Study (2011)          WITH the Reading Focus Cards…1. “Subjects increased their decoding skills by   more tha...
Reading Focus Card NewsThe Reading Focus Cards have been selected by    Kumon-North America & Sylvan Learning       Center...
Reading Focus Card NewsMany parents, teachers, schools and other organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada are using th...
Recent News1. Reading Focus Cards work   with Kindles, Nooks, & other   e-readers (Model #001).2. They can also be used wi...
Most Recent News!    A digital application of theReading Focus Card is currently being   developed (Patent-Pending).
One last thing….The Reading Focus Cards are    Made in the U.S.A.
...andKEEP YOUR FOCUS!
Thank you        Joan M. Brennan, Educator/Inventor              Brennan Innovators, LLC           Email: joan@focusandrea...
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The Reading Focus Card (Patent 7,565,759) is a solution for struggling readers of all ages. The Reading Focus Card helps challenged readers focus and read better because it blocks out more surrounding text than any other tool available!

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  1. 1. The READING FOCUS CARD U.S. Patent 7,565,759A solution for struggling readers of all ages Copyright 2012--Brennan Innovators, LLC
  2. 2. The READING FOCUS CARD U.S. Patent 7,565,759An inexpensive, customizable tool for challenged readers
  3. 3. Do you know a struggling reader? What can help her experienceMORE focus & reading SUCCESS?
  4. 4. The RIGHT tools can make all the difference!The READING FOCUS CARDS can help.
  5. 5. Purpose of the READING FOCUS CARDSThe Reading Focus Cards can help many readers challenged with attention & focusing issues. Other readers can also benefit from their use.
  6. 6. Who can benefit?The Reading Focus Cards can help with reading issues often associated with: • AD/HD • Dyslexia • Autism spectrum disorders • Low vision • Stroke recovery & TBI issues • New readers (ELL)
  7. 7. What can the READING FOCUS CARDS do? The Reading Focus Cards…1. Are like no other product on the market.2. Can isolate 1 or 2 lines of text.3. Block out more surrounding text than any other tool available, and4. Allow a reader to change a white page background (to diminish or eliminate "visual stress") ALL at the same time!
  8. 8. What Does It Really Feel Like to Have AD/HD?
  9. 9. What Does It Feel Like to Have AD/HD? Fourth of July Fireworks
  10. 10. What Does It Feel Like to Have AD/HD? 25 Bees
  11. 11. Advantages of the READING FOCUS CARDS The Reading Focus Cards are: • Inexpensive & non-invasive • Customizable for each reader • Portable & non-mechanical (no battery) • Easy to use • Good for sensory learners (visual/tactile) • Excellent for different learning styles • Supportive of differentiated instruction
  12. 12. More about the READING FOCUS CARDS1. The Reading Focus Cards can help: • Both children and adults (ages 5 to 95) • All ability levels.2. The Reading Focus Cards were invented by an experienced teacher for her students.
  13. 13. Benefits & OutcomesThe Reading Focus Card helps improve a reader’s • focus • tracking • concentration • comprehension • retention • reading comfort
  14. 14. READING FOCUS CARD Reading Notch Reading WindowMade of soft, gripping face material for finger comfort Binder Ring Hole
  15. 15. READING FOCUS CARD Sizes Two Sizes to Fit All Your Reading NeedsModel #001---For regular-sized paperbacks & books with 2 or more text columns per pageModel #002---For children’s, largerbooks, documents, & worksheets withlonger text lines
  16. 16. The Importance of COLORCOLOR can positively affect the reading experience for some struggling readers. WHY?
  17. 17. The Importance of COLOR COLOR…1. Opens more neuro-pathways connecting both sides of (the) brain, stimulating the visual senses AND2. Aids in the retention of information Source of information: http://www.preferredlearningsolutions.com/products/lexichrome of Preferred Learning Solutions, LLC (Lexichrome)
  18. 18. READING FOCUS CARD Filters 3 Reading Window Filter Colors Clear/Non-Glare Yellow Dark Blue
  19. 19. READING FOCUS CARD FiltersThe 3 different colored filters…1. Are included with each Reading Focus Card.2. Are recommended by a developmentaloptometric group.3. Help diminish “visual stress” from white pagebackgrounds.4. Promote greater customization of the tool.
  20. 20. READING FOCUS CARD with Deep Blue Window Filter inserted
  21. 21. READING FOCUS CARDwith Clear/Non-glare Window Filter inserted
  22. 22. READING FOCUS CARDwith Yellow/Highlighting Window Filter inserted
  23. 23. The READING FOCUS CARD with Yellow/Highlighting Window Filter over 2 lines of text Now is the time for all good men and women to come tothe aid of their country. It is most important that all citizens
  24. 24. The READING FOCUS CARD with Deep Blue Window Filter with 1 line of textNow is the time for all good men and women to
  25. 25. Options for UseNow is the time for all
  26. 26. Options for UseNow is the time for all good men and women
  27. 27. Options for UseNow is the time for all good men and
  28. 28. For Math Work 2 The READING FOCUS CARD can also help with: • column addition • long division/multiplication • other placeholder work 2 • algebraic equations 2 4 Note: Depending on math 7 method, one may or may not use a 6 window filter. 5Answer: 26
  29. 29. READING FOCUS CARD (Model #001)
  30. 30. READING FOCUS CARD (Model #002)
  31. 31. Face Colors Available “Face” Colors available: Black Sunny Yellow Aqua Orange Med. Blue Red Light Blue Chartreuse Navy Blue Lime Green Violet Kelly Green Lavender White Pale Pink Gray Hot Pink Maroon Turquoise Jade Note: Every Reading Focus Card comes with 3 colored filters regardless of the “face” color(s) chosen.
  32. 32. Reading Focus CardsStudies of the reading tools were conducted in 2007 and 2011. Reading Focus Cards are research-based tools.
  33. 33. Informal Focus Study (2007) In 2007, a preliminary focus study found that the Reading Focus Cards:1. (In a special needs classroom) Immediately helped 90% of children to focus and read better.2. (In a general population sample---two 6th grade classes with no known learning disabilities) Helped 10% of children to read with more success.
  34. 34. Formal Focus Study (2011) WITH the Reading Focus Cards…1. “Subjects increased their decoding skills by more than one grade level.”2. “All subjects experienced success in raising their timed reading scores.”3. “Students increased their reading fluency by 25 correct words per minute while reading passages at their instructional level.” -A. Godwin, 2011
  35. 35. Reading Focus Card NewsThe Reading Focus Cards have been selected by Kumon-North America & Sylvan Learning Centers for some of their students.
  36. 36. Reading Focus Card NewsMany parents, teachers, schools and other organizations throughout the U.S. and Canada are using the Reading Focus Cards with their strugglingreaders.
  37. 37. Recent News1. Reading Focus Cards work with Kindles, Nooks, & other e-readers (Model #001).2. They can also be used with i-Pads & other e-tablets (Model #002)Note: A non-scratch film should be used to protect tech devices’ screens with this application.
  38. 38. Most Recent News! A digital application of theReading Focus Card is currently being developed (Patent-Pending).
  39. 39. One last thing….The Reading Focus Cards are Made in the U.S.A.
  40. 40. ...andKEEP YOUR FOCUS!
  41. 41. Thank you Joan M. Brennan, Educator/Inventor Brennan Innovators, LLC Email: joan@focusandread.com Product Website: www.FocusandRead.comBlog: http://helpforstrugglingreaders.blogspot.com/ Phone: 314-892-3897

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