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by volunteer
Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: b d confusion
Replies: 14
Views: 2674

Re: b d confusion

Thank you, that looks like a better trick than the one she is using. And do you think that with sufficient practice people with b d confusion at this quite late stage can get almost as fast at distinguishing them as the rest of the population?
by volunteer
Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: b d confusion
Replies: 14
Views: 2674

b d confusion

Have a 9 year old child I have heard do Toe by Toe once while volunteering. She decodes the non-words slowly but correctly due to b d confusion (I'm not sure yet about the real words). She has a method involving her fingers for working out which is which, but it leads to slow decoding. What else sho...
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

Re: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor

Thanks Geraldine for the description of harsh reality. Your picture is kind of what I had assumed. Having said that I live close to some extremely prosperous areas with quite a few independent schools that boast fanatastic schooling for dyslexic pupils from 11upwards .......... whether this is the c...
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress

Thanks Ann. So any tips as to what do to if speed does long term remain an issue, or things to do now to reduce the likelihood of speed becoming a long-term issue?
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

Re: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor

How does the private tutoring during the school day work then? You must be very close to a school for it not to mean a child missing a lot of school; or do you just do once a week with the child and equip the parents to do something meaningful in between times? I hope you don't mind me asking all th...
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:32 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

Re: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor

Thank you Susan. In practice, do you get any pupils during the day who have been released from school on that basis? And is it not legal for a state school to allow paid for tuition to take place within their building?
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Training as a synthetic phonics tutor
Replies: 9
Views: 2125

Training as a synthetic phonics tutor

How could I go about this? I would be wanting to do one to one work privately or in a school, not groups or classes. I have QTS. And do any schools "release" children for one to one private tuition on their premises during the school day if they don't have enough internal resource to help struggling...
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress

Didn't the previous SENCO see the progress your pupils made with SSP and wonder what the secret was? Is the current one more open-minded or better still, up to date? But back to your previous comments about repetition, repetition, repetition, .......... I'm going to be brave and wade in next week an...
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 3.
Replies: 52
Views: 14458

Re: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 3.

I spotted that thanks!! But phase 6 by the end of year 1 would have been even better ........... Msz manages it pretty fast doesn't she?
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 3.
Replies: 52
Views: 14458

Re: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 3.

Jenny, thank you, I will look for the guidance notes. Maybe they are stuck inside my printer!! It will be a useful document to wave around.
by volunteer
Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:04 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress

Thank you that is really practical and helpful advice. He does have a particular disorder, but it is not anything which I notice has an effect during one to one tuition. I don't think there is a processing or short-term memory problem; I hope not. I think he will need a lot of repetition, for whatev...
by volunteer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 3.
Replies: 52
Views: 14458

Re: Mumsnet threads on reading and spelling 3.

I took my concerns about phonics teaching at my children's school through numerous letters to the head, and finally in a formal complaint to the Governors. It was not a pleasant business. Nothing was acknowledged, but behind the scenes a few slight things changed. But they are still ploughing quite ...
by volunteer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:54 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress

Got jammed there before I had finished. I also wanted to ask what you all think is the best way to help a child speed up their blending process. I'm assuming that reading, reading, reading is the best way? I'm volunteering at the moment with a much younger age group than I am used to so this busines...
by volunteer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress

Thank you that is very helpful. Some of the children I am thinking of do not make a noise before they read the word out, but they are clearly sounding it out and then stringing it all together in their heads before reading it, so there is a time delay before reading the word. In some children you ca...
by volunteer
Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress
Replies: 20
Views: 5325

Re: Advice on simple way of measuring reading progress

Yes I will do. I presume the sort of assessments that one might just do as any ordinary part of teaching are OK without going for permission from both school and parent? e.g. finding out which GPCs the child knows.