This article explains in detail why children can fail to read and spell effectively, even though they may be judged to be ‘good readers’. The interface between children's lack of phonological awareness and the complex structure of the English spelling system is seen to have a major impact on their reading and spelling difficulties. Unidentified reading difficulties can erode children's confidence and affect family life. Children with a history of glue ear may be particularly at risk of not receiving support in schools. Software that can identify needs and provide effective remedial programmes helps significantly. Lexion software has a unique feature that allows links between learning at home and school. This can promote independence and develop children's and families' confidence as learners.
Jones, M. (2008), "Developing skills, confidence, motivation and independence in reading and spelling: using Lexion interactive software at home", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 49-52. https://doi.org/10.1108/17549450200800008Download as .RIS
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