A list of 15 facts about phonics. There are different types of phonic teaching but synthetic phonics has proved over the years to be very effective in teaching reading. Acquaint yourselves with the facts and apply them to your teaching via the Burt Reading Scheme available from Burt Books.... [click here for more]
A very useful check list that you can go through if you have a feeling that your child is having problems with reading. REMEMBER! This is not a diagnosis. If you check many of the factors then it indicates a possibility of dyslexia and that you need to make an appointment with a registered educational psychologist... [click here for more]
This is a standardised test for assessing reading skills. It assesses word recognition abilities but does not assess comprehension. The test shows how well a child can decipher a new word. Read the instructions very carefully before administering the test. It is simple and straightforward to administer. It is an acknowledged worldwide recognised standardised test. IT CAN BE USED TO TEST CHILDREN... [click here for more]
So you have done the check list and your child ticks many of the boxes. Here are some more facts to help you with your research into the condition. Armed with these facts you can seek the help you need for your child and know that you have a good understanding of what the condition entails.... [click here for more]
Much research has gone into the publication of this list. This is a list of the 100 most used words in the English language. If a child can recognize and read these words instantly, he/she will be a very adequate reader. Follow the instructions to create flashcards that you can use to teach your child all of these words.
Sight words should NOT be used for children with dyslexia unless the child... [click here for more]
It is a great responsibility to be entrusted with the reading development of your child and any caring parent will probably often question themselves as to whether they are doing the best job possible. Is the reading program that I am using the most effective that I can use? How do I assess my child's progress? How do I know that he/she is making age appropriate progress?
This fact sheet gives some... [click here for more]