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Reading Intervention

Discussion in 'Welcome lounge and forum help' started by tink79, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. tink79

    tink79 New commenter

    hi, I am currently working with a year 7 boy who is reading at a year 3 level. He has had reading recovery intervention and reciprocal reading intervention but these have not worked. He has been assessed for any SEN and there are no issues there. He can read words on their own but struggles to recognise them in sentences and struggles to read a piece of simple text.
    I am a reading tutor who has been employed by the council as a last resort to move this boy on. I am an ex primary teacher and English co-coordinator with 10 years experience and I am struggling. His previous interventions (not by me) made no impact and I have tried so many different approaches but this child still cannot read. I am refusing to give up on him and need ideas, helps, hints, tips- anything people can offer to help him read! He is such a lovely boy but is becoming very disengaged with school and has the potential to become very disruptive. HELP. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. galerider123

    galerider123 Established commenter

    If you've gone through all the normal procedures (you don't mention phonics) it might be worth considering if there are problems with his vision. I was thinking in particular of a possible eye tracking problem (which is quite common in dyslexia) which I believe can be helped by eye exercises. Poor tracking and other visual problems are more common in, but not restricted to, children with dyslexia, but can be the cause of reading difficulties in either case.

    http://www.beatingdyslexia.com/eye-tracking.html
    http://www.children-special-needs.org/vision_therapy/esophoria_reading.html
    https://dm-ed.com/info/eye-tracking-difficulties/
     

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