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New Resource for Helping Children with Reading Difficulties

Contact: Dan Himes, President, Virtual Learning Environment Solutions, Inc., 978.828.0422, dhimes@vlesolutions.com

MARBLEHEAD, Mass., Sep. 4 /Christian Newswire/ -- Virtual Learning Environment Solutions, Inc., of Marblehead, MA, announced today the release of an easy to use software tool that brings the best practices for overcoming comprehension difficulties home to the family.

The software program is called "Egorg" (from Electronic Graphic Organizer), and is intended for readers at the middle school level. "Egorg is not a phonics or early-reader program," said Dr. Daniel Himes, the company's founder. "Egorg is for kids who are well past learning how to decode the words but nevertheless have trouble understanding what the text is all about."

Parents are often surprised when their child can't answer seemingly straightforward questions about a book he or she is reading. Many times, the child did a great job reading in the younger grades but starts to reveal comprehension difficulties in the middle school years. As plots, character, and text get more complex, new comprehension skills are needed. Egorg helps readers who are more visually oriented organize the character, plot, and other story information in a way that enhances comprehension.

Unlike many reading programs, Egorg can be used with any text the parent deems suitable. "Pick an award-winning book off the shelf, a story out of a children's Bible, or some classic prose on the internet, and let Egorg coach your child as he or she reads," said Himes. "The important point is that we are emphasizing authentic texts at the appropriate level for the child, not custom worksheets or passages written just for the program."

Egorg's introductory price is $30. To try a free demo of the program or to learn more, please visit http://www.egorg.com/.