I have been asked to use an alphabet arc with a pupil who has been diagnosed as dyslexic. I'm not sure what value this has. I was told it was so he could 'master' the alphabet. However he knows the alphabet and can set up the arc quickly. He also knows all the letter names and sounds of single letters. I have told this to the specialist who told me to do it and they have told me to keep using it and have given me 'games' to play (all involving knowing position of letters in alphabet). He can not say which letter comes before or after a given letter without reciting alphabet. I have limited time to work with this boy and there are other things he needs support with, including basic sentence writing and phonics. How useful do you think the alphabet arc is? How necessary is it for children to know alphabet order (without reciting whole alphabet)? I'm sure if I understood why I was doing it I would be happier about doing it.