This webinar takes the view that we stop teaching phonics too soon for many learners, especially those on the Dyslexia Spectrum. Using evidence validated approaches I will suggest techniques using the four rules of syllables and other approaches which empower learners to read and spell typical polysyllabic jargon words. Syllable division will be a key element as we investigate how to make vowels make the sounds we want sounds by splitting words in different ways. I will also look at the power of morphographs to unpack complex words. This webinar is aimed at learners at KS2+3 but will have application at KS4 and beyond.
First published June 2021
Formerly a SENCO in leadership roles in secondary schools and now a UK based consultant specialising in Dyslexia and inclusion issues, Neil works internationally, delivered training to primary and secondary teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe, as well as the UK, running workshops in inclusive classroom practice and meeting the needs of vulnerable learners. Much of his current work is virtual and he is presenting events as far afield as New Zealand and Dubai as well as to schools, organisations and parent groups in the UK. Neil is a preferred trainer in Additional Learning Needs for Coleg Menai and has worked in similar settings in Australia and New Zealand. He is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training and he regularly models inclusive strategies in classrooms around the world.