Expert says method slows down the progress of special needs pupils
http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6002967Dr Brown’s book, Morphemes, Meaning and Literacy, to be published next year, outlines his theory of language, which led him to develop the alternative, visual literacy method that has been used at his school since 1981.
Dr Brown insists that his “morphological” technique is effective with dyslexic children who have been failed by phonics and multi-sensory techniques because it uses picture icons to attach meaning to morphemes, or word segments.
Under the morphological method (or icon system), instead of focusing on sounds, words are broken down into morphemes (or units of meaning), which are then assigned pictures.
We've discussed Maple Hayes, and other independent 'dyslexia' schools, on the board in the past: