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When phonics fails

Deborah Salsbury favours a balanced approach to teaching reading, incorporating elements of both phonics and a whole-language approach. "It's not your fault you can't read"...

Morph Mastery

A Morphological Intervention for Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary Louise Selby is a primary trained teacher with extensive experience in teaching and supporting learners with learning...

There’s more to handwriting than you think

Sue Smits on cultivating cursive competence. The questions I am most frequently asked are 'What are the main causes of messy handwriting?' and 'How can...

Digital devices for literacy

Yvonne Dalorto on using digital devices for shaping individual learning in the classroom. Digital devices can play a crucial role in supporting children with special...

We’re building a reading culture

Let's make libraries more accessible, says Alison Tarrant, CEO of the School Library Association. Building an authentic reading culture and an inclusive school library can...

Success builds successful learners

Sarah Singleton on precision teaching for accelerating learning. Precision teaching is a research-based intervention often highly recommended by educational psychologists and specialist teachers to help...

SEN125 : July/August 2023

READ SEN Magazine SEN125: July/August 2023 here What a lovely time of the year this is, with school fairs and outdoor events. I love planting...

SEN119: July/August 2022

Read SEN Magazine SEN119: July/August 2022 here The English SEND Review comes in for some stick in this issue, as Warren Carrett lets off steam...

Literacy catch-up

Andrea Welter on why literacy catch-up programmes need to prioritise children with SEND. Learning gaps between children with SEN and their peers have significantly widened...

Foreign Languages and SEN

Roseanna Peate on inclusion in foreign language teaching. There are those who assume that learning Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) is unsuitable for students with SEND,...

Book Reviews

Teaching Dyslexic Students: Theory and Practice

Lynn Lovell is head of Professional Practice at the British Dyslexia Association. She has completed an MA in Specific Learning Difficulties with a focus...

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