Lori Langerud is an undiagnosed dyslexic who, as a child, had always loved stories. Her mother, also dyslexic, read out loud to her children using different voices for the characters and made reading a joyful activity. Out of her fascination with written adventures, Lori set her goal to read, overcoming her struggles in order to “read whatever book I wanted”.
Lori had no idea she was different than others, so it came as a complete shock when she and her husband learned that all four of their children were dyslexic. Lori realized that their struggles mirrored her own school experience. As parents, they hired tutors and assessed their kids to ensure that their children wouldn’t struggle as Lori had. However, tutors were hard to find, and tests were expensive, and she couldn’t find anyone to walk her through the overwhelming process. She finally watched a tutor work with one son and then went home and tutored the other three herself.
Lori wanted a place to ask questions, find support, and talk to other families like hers. She wanted easy access to cost-effective tools as well as tried and true methods that made reading and spelling less exhausting and more joyful for the parent and the child. She wanted to make the process less painful and more fun. That’s why she created Reading Resources; to provide better accessory materials and support to families like hers.