Wanting to improve my own reading speed, I found the following as the first result of a Google search:
The PX Project, a single three-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed of 386 percent.
It was tested with speakers of five languages, and even dyslexics were conditioned to read technical material at more than 3,000 words-per-minute (wpm), or 10 pages per minute. One page every six seconds.
How I Learned to Read 300 Percent Faster in 20 Minutes - Huffington Post
According to their own words, which I believe is accurate:
By comparison, the average reading speed in the U.S. is 200-300 wpm (one-half to one page per minute), with the top one percent of the population reading over 400 wpm.
I've known the average was 250 words per minute or so for quite some time, but people reading over 1000 wpm is extremely rare (I've only known one such person). So to increase the average reader at 250 by nearly four times, puts them in a bracket that doesn't exist. It would be a statistical anomaly. And they are not claiming to have done it just once or twice. They claim to do it consistently.
Does the PX Project increase reading speed by an average of 386%? Can an average reader's reading speed be increased in the first place, or does the science show it is a skill that quickly tops out? Are any methods proven to work at all?