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Melanie Smith pleads for more access to dyslexia specialists in schools. Ten year-old Emily struggles with anxiety and worries about school. Despite her diligence, she...

Literacy skills for deaf children

Some practical ideas from Frances Clark. When 11-year-old Khush stepped out onto the stage at the House of Commons and read out his own story,...

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"...

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...

Shapes, lines and visual correspondence

Valerie Critten and David Messer on teaching children with cerebral palsy to write and spell. Many children with cerebral palsy have difficulties with learning to...

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...

Less paper, more productivity – can screens support literacy improvement for...

Aimee Cave promotes the use of on-screen literacy assessments as a tool to enable teachers to tailor support for SEN pupils Learning to read is...

Phonics tailored for pupils with SEN

Katrina Cochrane discusses key techniques when teaching literacy skills to SEN pupils. Phonics are at the heart of literacy teaching in schools and the government’s...

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When things go wrong at work

It's not easy being an autistic employee. Debby Elley and Maura Campbell know. Okay, so you've made a mistake. Or something hasn't gone your way...

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