sounds write intervention


Dyslexia impacts literacy, spelling and written expression difficulties. It affects the academic success of many students. Often these difficulties are not a reflection of low intelligence or lack of talent. Children with dyslexia and learning difficulties can feel self conscious and anxious because other children are outperforming them academically. However, it is important to realise that targeted intervention does make a difference. The Sounds Write program gets children back on track at school.

OneOnOne Children’s therapy offers intervention for students with difficulties with reading, spelling and written expression.


The Sounds Write approach is the core component of our literacy intervention. Sounds Write is a quality phonics approach that has a strong evidence base and is used widely around the world. For more information on Sounds Write and the research behind the approach, go to

Many children find that written expression tasks can be daunting. They may manage to learn to write sentences in kindergarten, then find it harder to write great paragraphs. By the time they are required to write whole page recounts or persuasive texts, things become very tricky. Our ‘Writing Blocks’ program takes children from very simple written sentences, all the way to text types. At the same time, our “Handwriting Heroes’, which is a core component of ‘Writing Blocks’, ensures that your child can write fluently and automatically.

The intervention programs at OneOnOne Children’s therapy have helped many children to ‘get back on track’ and reach their full potential at school.


Students with dyslexia can be identified because they may trouble with some or many of the following:

  • Processing the sounds in words
  • Difficulty working with the sounds in words eg, identifying beginning and end sounds in a word, producing a word that rhymes
  • Problems learning phonic (letter/sound association) skills
  • Short term memory problems with auditory skills
  • Blending sounds together
  • Taking in verbal information
  • Remembering instructions
  • Learning lists of facts
  • Retrieving words from vocabulary
  • Trouble with basic sight words
  • Less fluent oral reading
  • Difficulty recalling names and words
  • Recognising and remembering the ‘look’ of words
  • Reading and spelling problems
  • Difficulty doing things quickly and automatically so they can only do one thing at a time
  • Can’t focus on spelling and ideas at the same time when writing
  • Can’t decode words and take in the meaning of the text at the same time
  • Difficulty understanding what they have read
  • Difficulty expressing them selves in written tasks
  • Difficulty with listening and note-taking
  • Difficulty with multi-tasking
  • Problems with organisation
  • Problems with time management

key Info


  • Sue Marden
  • Danielle Goodman
  • Natalie Macedo
  • Carmel Pinshaw
  • Thomas Lucey
  • Nazrey Aries
  • Patricia Velasco
  • Christopher Sufani
  • Lesley Kanellopoulos

what is dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a specific learning disability. It is often thought of as a reading difficulty, but it can impact many aspects of learning at school. It is not about whether your child may or may not have dyslexia, it is about the difficulties they are having across a continuum of skills.

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