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I would like to recommend the Lexia Reading Program for home use

sally123on Wednesday, April 17 2013, 12:53 AM
Do you know about the Lexia Reading Program?
My daughter was diagnosed as having mild dyslexia in Year 5. I am a Key Stage 1 teacher so I know about early reading and writing development. She seemed not to have any problems when she started to read and write. I didn't really begin to notice anything was wrong until she was about eight. When reading she would show an immense amount of focus, but then would not be able to demonstrate much understanding of what she had read. She would frequently misread words for words which looked similar. She would continue to read out loud to me when what she was reading was incorrect. Reading seemed quite stressful and frustrating for her at times.
She started to struggle with her spelling too, spelling most words phonetically, as they sound. She found "remembering" what words looked like very difficult.
Once my daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia she was placed on the Lexia Reading Program at school. The computer gave her a short test before she started to use it to see where she should begin. From the beginning she enjoyed using the program as the graphics are colourful and stimulating.
My daughter, now thirteen, uses the Lexia Reading program at home. It has recently become available to buy for home use at a reasonable price. She is currently working on the SOS level (Strategies for Older Students). As a result of using Lexia regularly her reading has improved no end and also her confidence and learning in all areas of the curriculum at school especially writing and spelling. This is a great product which I would like to recommend to other parents who might be concerned about their child’s reading.
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