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VANTAGE READING PROGRAMS are a culmination of decades of work by Mrs. Alice Ross and Mr. Paul Kipp. Both are professional educators dedicated to helping those children and adults who struggle with school, particularly in reading and writing.

Mrs. Ross is the main force behind the success of these programs. Her almost 60 year professional life has been devoted to the diagnosis and remediation of vision and reading difficulties. Between the years of 1958 and 1964 Mrs. Ross entered the Early Childhood Education Field. It was during this period the symptoms of vision skills deficits were identified and first attempts at remediation were made. Between the years 1964 and 1970 Mrs. Ross continued to work in the Early Childhood Education field and found marked success in remediating children.

Between 1970 and 1977 Mrs. Ross became Director and lecturer of Early Childhood Education at Cariboo College ( now the Thompson Rivers University). She also served on the provincial Ad Hoc Committee.

In addition to teaching at Cariboo College, in 1971 Mrs. Ross entered School District 24 (now 73) employment, and taught public school. Even while holding down these two demanding jobs, Mrs. Ross devoted fifteen hours per week to continue with developing these Vantage Reading programs. It was during this time period the Vantage Reading program became systematic and refined enough to clearly remediate these specific skills deficit.

Between 1977 and 1982 Mrs. Ross was involved in writing, lecturing and helping with School District 24 studies designed to test the effectiveness of the Bonding programs. Results were very positive: 90- 95% of the children studied were able to read and write after only three to four months time in Vantage Reading training.

In 1982 Mrs. Ross was hired full time by the school district to implement the programs. During this time teachers were supervised and trained in many elementary schools in the District to use the programs. As well, she initiated implementation of the programs in several other districts in British Columbia.

Mrs. Ross has recently retired but she continues to consult with staff.

Mr. Kipp has an M.Ed from the Simon Fraser University. His career spans decades of classroom teacher ,and as a school based teacher working with Learning Disabled students and with behaviour challenged individuals. He retired as a school Principal.  He worked with  many students using the Vantage Programs, and continues to work with Mrs. Ross sharing their knowledge and experience.