All he wanted to do was read his own mail. But Barry Lubic considered reading a near impossibility. That is, until he met Joan-Marie Mueller, the Literacy Program Director, at The Boca Raton Library in Florida.
Two years ago, Lubic suffered from an accidental electrocution closely followed by a stroke. After funding for transition services expired, Lubic found that he still couldn’t read. He started working with Mueller who introduced him to the Reading Horizons software program. Mueller has never seen anyone progress as quickly as Barry. “It’s amazing what Barry has accomplished since June. The computer program is so multi-sensory that it was easy for him to grasp and retain decoding skills,” she said.
Mueller has been using the Reading Horizons methodology for the past 10 years and views the approach as “the light at the end of the tunnel for many struggling readers.” Barry is not only reading his mail, but also the NASCAR books that friends and family members have sent during his recovery.