During training, it was a struggle for Renie to  realize that people who process symbols as objects and need a clear picture of the concept of symbols cannot read well until the confusions are controlled and addressed. She had assumed that through multi-sensory repetition and the maturation process, all people could learn to read.

With new exercises and tools Renie set about working with the students that had previously made little gains in her prior  reading programs. This new methodology worked with all of these students.