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by Anna
Wed Mar 01, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: AlterNet: The Reading Wars
Replies: 16
Views: 7681

I couldn't agree with you more Peter. It is such a shame that methods of teaching reading get caught up in political ideologies - teaching (esp of "the basics") should be about what works for pupils to learn best, as proven by proper scientific research. It bugs me that it has become so "political"....
by Anna
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Irlen coloured filters for dyslexics - views and opinions?
Replies: 19
Views: 9192

Hi all, I went to an interesting talk held by my local dyslexia group recently, given by an optometrist called Clyde Alexander. His view is similar to that of the chap quted by Jim ie that the main problem is due to poor convergence rather than scotopic sensitivity/Irlen syndrome. He uses tracking e...
by Anna
Mon Jan 02, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Allographs" on demand
Replies: 43
Views: 16954

"Allographs" on Demand

Hi Judy,

I'm afraid that is the only contact info for the programme listed in her books.

Anna
by Anna
Sun Jan 01, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: "Allographs" on demand
Replies: 43
Views: 16954

"Allogpahs on Demand"

Hi Judy and all, Happy New Year! The address for the US version is Allographs 1 and 2 Sea Gate Press. P.O. Box 653, Sanibel, FL 33957 I got it wrong - it is a remedial (not classroom) programme, specifically focussing on the advanced code. Quote from Growing a Reader from Birth (published 2004) (lis...
by Anna
Sat Dec 31, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The maximum memory for symbols and sounds
Replies: 36
Views: 13814

The Maximum Memory for Symbols and Sounds

Hi Judy, Sorry I haven't yet answered your question re. the Sound Reading System. Busy over Xmas! It comes into this thread too re. your question on the Allographs programme. I was lucky enough to meet Diane McGuinness at the SRS training in November and there was some discussion about this programm...
by Anna
Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling alternatives
Replies: 14
Views: 5566

spelling alternatives

Hi Judy, I'm sure others will be able to help with materials you can buy (I am sure there is one from The Promethean Trust for spelling, which would provide all the materials) but I can recommend the Sound Reading System. Just done the training so still to put it into practice but I am most impresse...
by Anna
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:51 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Spelling alternatives
Replies: 14
Views: 5566

Spelling Alternatives

Hi Judy, I would suggest you work on a sound at a time, after seeing which he is struggling with, sorting and categorising words into the spelling alternatives, then recording these. He can choose a text of interest to him and look for all the spellings for that sound e.g. /ee/ and say the sound eac...
by Anna
Thu Dec 22, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new name for SP
Replies: 10
Views: 4906

new name for SP

Sorry, I did introduce the full title earlier. I do try not to use abbreviations without doing so. It just does save on the typing of a long name! It is a remedial programme (which works very rapidy) devised by teacher Fiona Nevola and adapted with permission from the work of Diane McGuinness. There...
by Anna
Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:20 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: new name for SP
Replies: 10
Views: 4906

new name for SP

I don't think we can use systematic phonics, as this is too general a term. Having just read the interim Rose Review, the term is used to describe all programmes which are stuctured and comprehensive. Lots of traditional "visual" (i.e working from letters to sounds in Diane McGuinness' categorisatio...
by Anna
Tue Dec 20, 2005 6:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The ERR research
Replies: 22
Views: 9107

The ERR Research

Thanks very much for those references, Jim. I have read through most of the RRF newsletters online but it is very useful to be directed to particular articles re. this issue. Saves me a lot of time too! I have made a note of both.

Anna
by Anna
Tue Dec 20, 2005 12:37 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The ERR research
Replies: 22
Views: 9107

The ERR Research

Hi all, This is my first time posting so I hope it works! I have been lurking for a while and got brave enough to post - well, I feel I know enough now to contribute! LOL Just a quick intro - I work as a private tutor, working mainly with Key Stage 2 pupils. My background is that I am Early Years "t...