Welcome to National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning, headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, and was founded and directed by Ricki Linksman since 1993. We specialize in reading diagnostic testing and learning style/brain style teseting (pre-K, K-12, college and adult) to help each child or teen raise reading levels, grades, and test scores to reach grade level and beyond in reading and learning in the shortest possible time. Our average gains are 99% of students raise an average of two to five grade levels above their grade level within a few months. We help students excel and become top students rapidly, whether they are in regular ed, special ed, gifted, bi-lingual, or remedial reading programs, or have ADHD or ADD or dyslexia. After diagnosing the student’s reading and their fastest way of learning, we provide an individual prescriptive plan on how to solve any problem or attain the parents’ and student’s goal. We also offer caring, one-on-one private coaching/tutoring to teach the student the needed skills in his or her best learning style and brain style. Through our parent-child sessions for K-8, or one-on-one for high school (parents are invited to the sessions with their teens also, if they wish), we help students reach success rapidly and learn how to learn in their own style. After reaching their goals with us, they can continue to use our methods to learn independently as top students for the rest of their lives. We also help athletes use our Superlinks Sports accelerated learning methods to excel in their sport, maintain their academic grades, and improve scores on the ACT or SAT through their kinesthetic learning style. We also have a reading and learning program for kinesthetic and tactile learnes, whether diagnosed or suspected of having ADHD or ADD, or who are kids who just learn best by moving! Our award-winning proven methods are recognized throughout the world. Public and private schools throughout the United States and other countries have used the techniques taught by founder-director, Ricki Linksman, to take failing schools to superior schools to meet their state standards in reading within less than a school year. Institutions such as Huntington Learning Centers, Kaplan On-line University, and private tutoring centers throughout the world have also licensed our learning materials. Besides the live testing and tutoring/coaching in Naperville, Illinois (western suburbs of Chicago) numerous resources are available for parents and teachers, such as books, ebooks, videos, digital products, and two world-renowned Internet reading and learning software programs: Keys to Reading Success, and the Superlinks to Accelerated Learning test and program. Call for an appointment to find out how to end your frustation so you can help your child or teen reach his or her maximum potential, raise self-esteem, and motivation starting today at: (630) 717-4221, or email: info@keyslearning.com; or visit our specialized websites: readinginstruction.com; keystolearningsuccess.com; keystoreadingsuccess.com; and superlinkslearning.com for our variety of resources for parents and teachers.

Here are some comments from parents who have benefitted from the services of National Reading Diagnostics Institute and Keys Learning

“My son has only been with Ricki Linksman a short time, but already we have seen improved results in his SRA tests, and overall academics. In fact, he made the honor roll!!  I appreciate the fact she is able to see how he best comprehends his reading material and incorporates the best plan for him. She has a wonderful disposition working with students and she is able to communicate and convey her teaching in a concise and effective way. We are very happy to see his overall comprehension improve and especially his confidence. Thank you Ricki!”                                                              –Liz Zurek – January 23, 2012

“I have worked with National Reading Diagnostic Institute for over a year now. I have seen amazing results for my son. Not only has his reading level improved dramatically but his confidence and enthusiasm are through the roof. I recommend Ricki Linksman to anyone who wants to give their child an advantage.”  –Stefanie Synal – January 20, 2012

 “I have known and worked with Ricki Linksman for over fifteen years. I still remember today what I heard Ricki say so many years ago; “Kids learn differently, their learning style is as unique as they are.” Ricki explained her program which could be implemented quickly for children who were struggling in reading. As a teacher I had immediate help for a problem that frustrated me to no end. I used the program in my classroom and had success. Using lessons and materials that address different learning styles, Ricki’s methods take students who are struggling in the classroom and teaches them how to succeed. Whether you’re in a classroom setting as I was, or a parent who is trying to help their struggling child, Ricki’s methods work. As a teacher and a tutor, I have seen first hand how students who first felt defeated because they learn differently, go from being D students to A or B students. Whether your child is just learning to read, or reads the words but is not comprehending, this program can help. As a classroom teacher and tutor who used the techniques from the National Reading Diagnostics Institute, I can honestly say a student who walked through the door on the first day with their head down was a far cry from the student who, after a period of instruction, left with their head held high, their confidence level boosted, and their reading/grades greatly improved. When you see the excitement of a child who can finally read and understand what he has read, as Master Card says, the feeling is priceless.”   –Sharon Dye – January 19, 2012

 “I was hesitant at first but I knew my son needed the help. I am glad that I made the choice to work with Ricki Linksman. I have learned so much about how to help my son and about learning styles in general. I have to say that the frustration level when doing homework or reading has gone down dramatically. Ricki Linksman has an incredible amount of knowledge and experience and she is extremely passionate about helping kids. I highly recommend her.”                 –Maggie Hutchison – January 20, 2012

Learn more about our award-winning proven techniques to help all students achieve success:


The Fine Line between ADHD and Kinesthetic Learners: 197 Kinesthetic Activities to Quickly Improve Reading, Memory and Learning in Just 10 Weeks: The Ultimate Parent Handbook for ADHD, ADD, and Kinesthetic Learners, by Ricki Linksman  To order, go to:  http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com or from Amazon.com kindle store

Downloadable video and books:

Off the Wall Phonics, (for K-12) by Ricki Linksman:  Kinesthetic phonics games to master reading for grades K-12 in as little as 10 weeks through a series of 10 interactive game levels of 10 games each (100 games total) to take your child of any age to elementary, middle, high school, and college level reading rapidly. By improving word-reading skills, comprehension and grades  can also improve!   To order, go to: http://offthewallphonics.com


Kinesthetic Vocabulary Activities Your Child Will Love, by Ricki Linksman: Fun activities to improve vocabulary for kids who love to move (K–12). To order, go to:  http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com

Tactile Vocabulary Activities Your Child Will Love, by Ricki Linksman: Fun activities to improve vocabulary for tactile learners (K–12). To order, go to:  http://www.keystolearningsuccess.com

Internet program:

Superlinks to Accelerated Learning Test to find your child’s fastest way of learning: To order, contact info@keyslearning.com

Keys to Reading Success: Licenses to use to schools, tutoring centers. and home use for parents with their own children and teens–our award-winning reading diagnostic test and Superlinks learning style/brain style tests to administer through our Internet software program for classes, schools, and for at-home use by parents.  Proven to help raise 99% of students (K-12 and college) an average of two to five grade levels above their age in reading within four to eight months.  To order licenses for individual children or teens, or special licenses for tutoring centers and public and private schools, colleges, and businesses (to find out how your employees learn their jobs the best), contact: info@keyslearning.com

Other books:

Your Child Can Be a Great Reader, by Ricki Linksman. To order, email: info@keyslearning.com

How to Learn Anything Quickly, by Ricki Linksman

Solving Your Child’s Reading Problems