Many teachers are concerned with the amount of elementary school students who struglle with learning reading. And for good cause. Usually, when students get off to a poor start in reading, it is difficult to catch up. These students are faced with the threat of retention, and isolation as they watch the others in their class progress. For these students, time spent with a reading teacher can make a great deal of difference. The individual attention and care a reading specialist provides can help discover the child's issues with reading and start them on a new track.