From one end of the country ot the other, we have primary schools filled with teachers who don't know how to teach beginning reading. Countless children fail to learn to read adequately due to the faulty instruction they receive. Instead of giving them the accurate label of 'instructional failure', these students are labled 'dyslexic' or 'SEN' or whatever deficit can be thought of that puts the responsibility onto the student and allows our teachers and schools to avoid addressing the fact that most teachers enter the classroom woefully under-prepared to teach beginning reading. Having failed at the hands of well-meaning but inadequate teachers while at school, some students try again as adults which requires a great deal of courage. Yet again, they are victims of teachers who are not adequately skilled at teaching beginning reading and who, no matter how well-intentioned, just set these students up to fail again. The service that Creasey is involved in offers hope to these people but does not take any responsibilty for failing to deliver an adequate service. The guy described above was led down the garden path for two years. Image what that did to him. The last thing people like this need are more 'enthusiastic amateurs' who just end up causing more damage. If someone hasn't got the knowledge and skill to teach beginning reading to students who are not easy to teach, then they shouldn't be offering this service. Coming onto a discussion forum like this to ask advice demonstrates that teachers don't even know where to go for the right information. When they are given good advice that isn't what they want to hear, they get deeply offended and shoot the messenger.