Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2)

Reading Efficiency: The Hidden Hurdle (Part 2) (Catch up on Part 1 here) Perceptual Span & Word Recognition A perceptual span is the number of letters a student can perceive and process during a single eye stop (fixation). The perceptual span of beginning readers and of most people who struggle with reading is smaller than the span of efficient readers.  Efficient readers are able to…

How Smart Words helps dyslexic children to read and spell

How Smart Words helps dyslexic children to read and spell Many teachers ask us why and how Smart Words helps dyslexic children to read and spell. People wonder what makes Smart Words different from other programs that promote synthetic phonics as their focus. We see synthetic phonics as a part of a strong word study program.  We recognise that English is not a pure language and, if…