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Ability to map letters to phonemes.
Rapid recognition of whole words quickly and automatically to support reading fluency and comprehension
Areas of concern Strategies, resources and links within the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit and to external sites
Is the learner able to recognise whole words quickly and automatically and can they recognise word shapes? Use of a range of games and resources;
Consider visual memory and support with
Consider visual discrimination skills
Visual memory games
Memory strategies
Kims games - http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/studyskills/firstlevel/remember/kimsgame/resources/index.asp
Visual perception games
Use of boxshapes to support the recognition of the words
Flash cards
Word wall / Glossary’s
IT games e.g Woodland Junior literacy zone http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/
Are there any difficulties with visual tracking? Appropriate type face in text
In consultation with colleges and parents consider the use of free visual trackers https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=free+visual+tracking+worksheets&safe=strict&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0CCwQsARqFQoTCPvAzuv5vsgCFUxaFAodqvMPIQ&biw=1008&bih=532
Use of colour over lays, coloured lenses
Can the learner recognise high frequency words? Use of common words to play and practice with.
http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html
http://www.iboard.co.uk/activities/path/word-work_high-frequency-words
http://www.familylearning.org.uk/sight_word_games.html
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