Many individuals, both young and old will have some difficulty with reading and literacy. This can serve as a source of embarrassment and can significantly limit opportunities. They may have tried many programs but they may not have been sufficient. However, the best way to learn to read will depend on several different factors. First and foremost, the right methods will meet individual needs. It is tailored specifically for the individual. The best programs will also be interesting. If it does not hold the users attention, they are less likely to continue. Although it may seem counter-intuitive, the method selected should also be challenging. If it is too easy, the learner is not gaining new skills. These are just a few of the important things one should search for when seeking out the methods that will be the most beneficial.