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by LGP
Sun May 18, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Parents-turned-tutors
Replies: 9
Views: 8669

Re: Parents-turned-tutors

Thanks John, I'll email Sounds-Write for the login details. I'm already using lots of the resources from the course folder and CDROM so that's been very helpful. With regard to a contact list of tutors, I personally think this would be extremely helpful for parents; on my part it took about 6 months...
by LGP
Thu May 15, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

Kenm - very late reply to your post - official due dates are used for ex-prem children to calculate their developmental progress. This 'adjusted' figure is used for about 2-3 years but then discarded, as physically most children have 'caught up' by that age. The information doesn't necessarily follo...
by LGP
Thu May 15, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Parents-turned-tutors
Replies: 9
Views: 8669

Parents-turned-tutors

I recently completed synthetic phonics training with Sounds-Write and am now using it to support my two sons in their school work. In addition, I've started helping the son of a friend who has similar problems to my 11 year old, putting into practice the great stuff I learnt on the training course. ...
by LGP
Thu May 15, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: The Dyslexia Debate returns.
Replies: 39
Views: 24361

Re: The Dyslexia Debate returns.

Bit of a late response but no, Susan, of course I don't mind being quoted! I try and give a bit of positive feedback on synthetic phonics debates whenever I come across it online. Thinking about previous posts in this thread I can only add that, from my limited experience as a parent, there does see...
by LGP
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

Interesting. I really hope Dr Carpenter doesn't (further) develop a phonics phobia but I do think schools/teachers/education professionals need to wake up a bit to the sheer numbers of ex-prem kids coming through the system. They can be a bit of a challenge and awareness from day 1 is everything. Sl...
by LGP
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

:grin: :grin: Thanks to this web forum, Susan Godsland's brilliant website, helpful tweeters, contacts at Sounds Write and a sympathetic Sounds-Write-trained tutor, my now 10 year old son is making steady progress and loving reading short stories on Reading Eggs. He's even volunteering to read lette...
by LGP
Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

Sigh...the meeting with my sons school told us what we suspected already....from the Head: 'Some children learn differently and need to use the whole word shape to be able to read' 'We need to help your son understand that being good at literacy is not the only way of being a success at school' Than...
by LGP
Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

That definitely helps, thank you. I've read it on your web page before but now I know a little more it makes more sense.
by LGP
Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

Hi. I have a question, pretty basic: As there are different sounds for same spellings and different spellings for same sounds, how does a child learn which one to use? Is it exposure and practise according to the principles set out in the phonemic alphabet chart? And do most synthetic phonic program...
by LGP
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

Thank you both so much for replying. Will speak to Bloomfield. I have considered teaching him myself but I have a couple of concerns about it: 1. I suspect 4 years of bad habits have built up and I think a more experienced person could overcome those better than I could 2. We're very close and I've ...
by LGP
Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Re: Tutors

We live in SW16 London and can travel anywhere in south and central London by train/bus/bike. Car passed away :cry:
by LGP
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Purely Practical Posts -no politics!
Topic: Tutors
Replies: 17
Views: 22186

Tutors

Hi. I am a parent of a 9 year old boy struggling to read and write and I'm new to RRF forum. I have spent a very interesting time researching online many websites regarding literacy, synthetic phonics, resources etc. It is great that there are so many committed individuals and organisations out ther...