In my opinion, the ability to read and spell ‘pseudowords’ is an essential skill, with the ongoing introduction of technical and medical new words to the English vocabulary e.g. “pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis”!
The WordsWorth Literacy Programme is mentioned in the DAI Spring Newsletter, page 13.
Receiving great feedback from parents now using the on-line version of the Programme. Interestingly, parents who would have previously used the paperbased programme with other children, find this new version much easier to follow. The fact that the videos can be replayed is making the learning process more accessible to all.
There was a bio and article posted on the www.anseo.net website on March 10th. This is a good, informative website run by the Principals of two schools in Carlow. Here is the link to the article: articlehttp://www.anseo.net/dyslexia-rita-treacy/
Let me know what you think.
Delighted to have successfully completed the first professional training course for the on-line Programme. Received great feedback! The new office / conferencing facilities worked out really well. Now beginning to master the technology: the new iQBoard is a revelation: great for presenting all the audio/visuals. Looking forward to doing the next course.
The WordsWorth Literacy Programme is featured in todays Irish Times Health Plus supplement. See following link. http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/health/2012/0221/1224312112139.html
After only seven one-hour WordsWorth Literacy Programme sessions (since September 2011), T’s literacy skills were re-assessed.
Her reading accuracy skills went from below the 1st percentile to the 70th percentile, her reading comprehension skills went from the 2nd percentile to the 95th percentile.
T’s spelling age moved from 7:04 years to 17:10 years!
So remember WordsWorth works!
Students with Aspergers or High Functioning Autism perform well on the WordsWorth Literacy Programme as they like the hierarchical structure and logic that this Programme provides.
10th week completed on WordsWorth Literacy school project and (as expected) the weaker students have now caught up with stronger students!
The attached chart shows how successful “The WordsWorth Literacy Programme” has been in the past. It contains proven results analysed by a professional statistician. The full analysis is available on my website.The new web interactive version of the programme has even better content and exercises.