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Why can’t my child read?

By | Literacy

Children who do not learn to read in the first few years of schooling will often struggle at school. This is because reading underpins most academic learning. When children have trouble learning to read, parents often ask “why can’t my child read?”. Reading involves a lot of different things. Students need a strong foundation to learn to read. There are 5 steps that are an important part of reading. When children develop their skills across all these areas, then reading success is more likely. Phonemic Awareness This is knowing that words are made up of sounds, that some words sound…

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Why is reading so hard?

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Why is reading so hard for some children? Good readers have developed: great pre-reading skills recognise and understand the sounds that letters make can blend the sounds together quickly and fluently have strong vocabularies  great language skills can relate reading to their own experiences. Children who find reading difficult will have challenges in one or more of these areas. What do we do for children who have trouble reading? Some children find it much harder to learn to read and spell. As a consequence of this, they can fall behind at school. They may suffer self-esteem issues as they see…

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What is Sounds Write literacy intervention?

By | Literacy

Literacy is an essential skill that allows people to read, write, and communicate effectively. However, some children struggle with literacy, facing difficulties that can impact their learning and confidence. One effective approach to addressing these challenges is the Sounds-Write intervention. This program is designed to help children improve their reading and writing skills by focusing on phonics and sound-based learning. Understanding Literacy Issues Literacy issues can arise from various factors, including: Phonemic Awareness: This is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds (phonemes) in spoken words. Children with weak phonemic awareness may struggle to break words into sounds,…

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The Sounds Write approach and why segmenting is taught from the first lesson.

By | Literacy

Sounds Write is a highly successful approach to literacy intervention for children who have fallen behind in reading and spelling. One of the reasons for this success is that it focuses on one of the most critical skill in learning to read and spell. That skill is segmenting, and Sounds Write focuses on this from the very first lesson. Segmenting is the ability to split words up into their separate speech sounds. Students then blend the sounds back together to read a word. Why is segmenting important? Every unit in the Sounds Write approach starts with this word building because:…

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What is dyslexia and does my child have it?

By | Literacy

Many people have heard of the term ‘dyslexia’, but it is a term that is often misunderstood. Dyslexia is  a term used to refer to a pattern of learning difficulties associated with poor reading poor spelling abilities. How is dyslexia diagnosed? In our Bondi Junction and Mascot clinics, we use the DSM-5 description. Dyslexia is diagnosed as a specific learning disorder with impairment in reading includes possible deficits in: Word reading accuracy Reading rate or fluency Comprehension of what you are reading Reading is a complex, and amazing, process. There are a number of steps in the reading process, and…

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