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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Workshop aims to improve reading, comprehension skills

A workshop, led by education specialist Rick Bolton, "brings together the latest research and best practices to show everyone from elementary school students to senior citizens how to dramatically improve their reading speed and comprehension," starting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Fairfield Public Library, according to a release.

 "Although reading is a skill that needs to be developed, most people do not materially improve their reading ability after age 12. This program is guaranteed to show how anyone, with just a few hours of training, can learn to increase their reading speed from 50 to 200 (percent) while also improving comprehension," the release said.

This program also will be offered at the Library at 10 a.m. Sept. 19 in the Memorial
Room at the Main Library.

Presenter Rick Bolton has been working in education and training since 1999, most recently as vice
president, North America for Tycoon Systems, "a leader in business simulation and gamification
technologies for executive leadership training," the release said. 

Bolton  is currently completing his doctorate in Educational Leadership at Southern Connecticut State University, the release said.  His dissertation "explores many of the causal factors that determine success on standardized tests, including the dynamics of reading," the release said.

All programs at the Fairfield Public Library are free.  To register, or for more information about this and other programs, visit: or call 203-256-3160.  Follow the
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