This paper has established the importance of reading skills and its lifelong impact on confidence and success in education and the workplace. It introduced the history of RocketReader and explained the scientific model of reading on which RocketReader is mainly based; namely, the parallel model of letter recognition. It also examined the key areas of reading instruction which RocketReader excels in, and how critical reading skills can be gained and poor reading habits eliminated. In addition, the article shows how RocketReader can help improve the reading skills of those with reading disorders.
In sum, this paper demonstrates how RocketReader instructional techniques are grounded in solid and conclusive research on reading which spans many decades. Much of RocketReaderís scientific foundation is based
on the recommendations of the National Reading Panel on methods to improve reading proficiency. This paper also details other research on which RocketReaderís principles rely upon. It is clear becoming a better reader is a
two pronged process, contingent on solid instructional techniques, and considerable training and practice. RocketReader has solid instructional techniques based on proven techniques and solid research. It also facilitates
extensive reading practice, having been formulated to be suitable for both home use and use in educational settings. RocketReader can help transform reading into an enjoyable and productive task, opening the way to significant improvements in educational outcomes, career prospects and participation in life.