FEBRUARY 5, 2015 Alison Clarke co-authored this article. Alison is a speech pathologist at the Clifton Hill Child and Adolescent Therapy Group in Melbourne and is on Learning Difficulties Australia‘s Council. A new batch of Australian five-year-olds has just started school, eager to learn to read and write. Unfortunately for them, English has one of
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TEACH YOUR CHILD TO READ BEFORE FIRST GRADE Here are some simple recommendations for parents, and teachers too, for that matter. Post a copy of this free alphabetic code chart in the family room, or in the classroom. Have fun with the children by picking random words that are used every day and helping them
LDA Mission Statement Learning Difficulties Australia is an association of teachers and other professionals dedicated to assisting students with learning difficulties through effective teaching practices based on scientific research, both in the classroom and through individualised instruction. For more details of LDA activities, professional development opportunities and publications, visit our website at www.ldaustralia.org The dyslexia
Blog by Gordon Askew. Now (largely) retired. Until April 2014 Phonics Adviser to DfE. Former primary headteacher, consultant, lecturer, inspector and phonics trainer. No materials to sell. No services to sell. No vested interest at all. Unless otherwise acknowledged, all views here are my own. However I make no apology for being outspoken. Those many
In June 2005, Jim Rose, former HMI director of inspection at Ofsted, led an independent review of the teaching of early-years reading, including the role of synthetic phonics. This publication sets out a number of recommendations for ensuring effective practice.
Debbie Hepplewhite’s direct response to David Reedy’s suggestions expressed in the ‘Teach Primary’ magazine, April 2013: ‘The Great Debate – Is it time to ditch the Y1 Phonics Screening Test?’