Karen Tillery never understood why reading caused painful headaches, teachers’ lectures were garbled, and new concepts were a struggle to understand.

She was distracted and couldn’t focus in school. When her grades began to suffer, her mother took the initiative to get help for her daughter and eventually Tillery was diagnosed with dyslexia.

This allowed her to finally get the intervention she needed. She had to go back to the beginning of her learning, and develop coping skills as well as her own methods of learning and memorization, getting great support from her mother along the way.

Tillery was introduced to methods by Susan Barton, who has developed these methods in conjunction with scientific research about dyslexia.

After finally being able to understand why she struggled in school and how she could cope with her reading difficulties, Tillery’s grades have vastly improved and she will be heading to college in another year.