Teacher and Instructor Testimonials

Love, love, love the Great Leaps Program. As a special education teacher I am able to collect data that can be used with parents, school staff and in the development of data driven IEP's.

This program provides students the opportunity to improve their reading in as little as 6 minutes a day. I love seeing their faces each time they get to 'leap' to the next assignment. Thank you for developing a program that is very user friendly.

Leigh W. 
Middle School Special Education Teacher
Muscle Shoals, Alabama

It's awesome when the students remind me I forgot to do their Great Leaps today!!!

Lori H. 
Middle School Special Education Teacher
Muscle Shoals, Alabama

I am in my 28th year of teaching students with learning disabilities in reading in a public school. I am more excited about Great Leaps than when I was introduced to Great Leaps as a graduate student at St. Cloud State University almost 20 years ago. Great Leaps is truly amazing at building reading fluency and is our "Go-To" first intervention when students begin to struggle. The students just love the stories and I do too.

Kelly H. 
Learning Disabilities Teacher and Dyslexia Specialist

I have been using the Great Leaps program for twelve years to help my students build reading fluency. The program can be easily and efficiently administered and has consistently demonstrated positive results. The students LOVE their Great Leaps time and it is exciting to see how this confidence transfers to all academic endeavors.

The Great Leaps program provides an easy way to individualize instruction in a small group. Each student works at their own level to address phonics skills, high frequency words and reading rate and fluency.

Pippa K. 
Student Support Teacher
Aspen, Colorado

We have been using Great Leaps Reading as part of our RTI2 intervention with Tier II & III students. Our students love this program and we've seen substantial growth in their reading fluency by doing 1 minute timed activities in Phonics, Phrases, and Stories each day. Not only has Great Leaps helped our students increase their automaticity, but their accuracy, expression, and comprehension have also improved.

Research tells us that lack of oral reading fluency is a widespread characteristic of poor readers but a defining characteristic of good readers. Oral reading fluency is such a reliable indicator of reading comprehension, and Great Leaps provides our students with the fluency foundation necessary to achieve reading success.

As a teacher, I have found Great Leaps to be very easy to implement as well as time efficient and motivating for my students.

Michelle M. 
Collierville, Tennessee

Dear Great Leaps! I am a Special Needs Educator at an international school in Bratislava, Slovakia. I started using your program this year with great results.

Elizabeth R. 
Bratislava, Slovakia

I have never before found such an effective tool as your Great Leaps Reading. I am presently using it with eight middle and high school boys in an alternative school...The guys enjoy it so much they ask every day when I will be coming to get them.

Julie C. 
Somerset, Kentucky

The passages are humorously appropriate...I am excited to see the impact this program will have on my students' rapid naming skills and overall reading fluency.

Pieter D. 
Seattle, Washington

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