This exciting webinar will focus on the traits and characteristics associated with dyslexia for primary and secondary level readers. It will give dynamic overview of what to look out for in struggling readers and provide both teachers and parents with a more systematic method of identifying and supporting children with dyslexia both in the classroom and at home.
This webinar will highlight the traits and characteristics of dyspraxia/DCD which may impact upon a pupil’s reading. We will discuss the links between reading and dyspraxia and explore how this can present in results from Lexplore’s assessment. We will also explore some ideas for supporting those with this learning difference and take as many questions as we can!
This fascinating British Dyslexia Association Webinar will be presented by Alison Tarrant, CEO of the School Library Association, as well as the Lexplore Team. The broadcast will explore how you can best encourage all pupils in your classroom to read for pleasure, including those facing literacy barriers as well as present Lexplore’s exciting new AI assessment.
This webinar will be a brief introduction into supporting learners who speak English as an additional language, giving an over-view of good teaching practice. It will make reference to possible assessment outcomes for EAL pupils helping you to create more tailored learning regardless of pupils’ fluency in English.
This webinar will go back to the start of the reading journey and provide an overview of encouraging phonetical awareness. It will also cover some top tips for helping children and older learners to develop phonetical knowledge, making some references to specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia.
This exciting webinar will provide you with some ideas and tips about how to better support children in your classroom in developing good word decoding skills, with specific reference to graphemes and orthographic patterns in English. The broadcast will also make an important link to issues around dyslexic-like tendencies.
This webinar will cover some of the latest updates from the Lexplore assessment itself. The webinar will also discuss some top tips for encouraging children’s reading skills both in the classroom and at home, with a specific focus on promoting reading for pleasure.
This exciting webinar will explore the different types of reading children may engage with and provide ideas of how to encourage reading across all genres by utilising different strategies to help children explore the world of books both in the classroom and at home.
When teaching children to read, we build upon their early knowledge of language acquired through their interactions and experiences. If children do not grow up in language rich environments, they can often find it difficult to keep up with their peers who do, especially when it comes to learning to read.
Within schools we can provide children with many opportunities to develop their enthusiasm for reading, however, it is just as important to ensure that children’s home environments also support their literacy development…
As the old saying goes, ‘knowledge is power’ so think about how much you know about dyslexia. If your answer is ‘not much’, then Dyslexia Awareness Week could be a great time to improve your knowledge! The British Dyslexia Association’s website is a great place to start, with articles, webinars and more information to help you become more Dyslexia aware! As a Dyslexia Smart organisation, we have created the following list of top tips with our Training and Education Specialist Donna Stevenson, which you can follow to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your classroom…
For the 148,000 children who leave primary school every year unable to read well the secondary classroom can be a daunting place, especially with many subjects now increasingly content heavy. As Lexplore consultant and teacher of 29 years Mark Fraser describes in his recent article, which was published in The Technology and Innovation Magazine by The Teach Company, many children enter the secondary classroom brimming with ideas and ready to engage but the difficulties they face when it comes to reading and writing often hold them back…
Frequently Asked Questions...
What do we do after we have the results?
Within each pupil’s results teachers can find our guidelines for intervention which offer simple recommendations, activities and resources tailored to a child’s reading level to help build their skills in each reading component. Teachers can also find more free materials and guides in our Lexources Corner which help turn our objective results into personalised learning plans for each child.
We are also in the process of launching Lexplore Intensive, a new reading training programme with free material specially designed for each child’s specific reading level. Get in touch with out team to find out more…
For more in depth interventions our team of SEN Consultants, reading specialists, and partner companies can help when it comes to referrals, and classroom or reading support.
What if a pupil does not have English as a first language?
Our assessment can offer a fresh perspective when it comes to assessing pupils with English as an additional language. With powerful and objective algorithms able to take this into account during their analysis, it can offer the same exciting insight into reading regardless of children’s different backgrounds and situations.
“We want to root out any reading difficulties as soon as we can so we can help pupils make progress. Lexplore provides us with a completely unbiased way to assess our children”
Our assessment helps teachers to identify which pupils find reading difficult regardless of their fluency in English. And importantly, highlight possible underlying reading issues which could be masked by a lack of language knowledge.
As a Lexplore Customer, we will visit your school or organisation to carry out the theoretical and practical Training needed for your staff members to test children independently. The technology and method is extremely simple to set up and understand meaning the training process is usually completed in one or two days.
How do eye movements reflect reading attainment?
Reading involves a complicated interplay between many different cognitive and linguistic processes. Measuring when, where, and how a child’s eyes move in relation to the words they read allows us to quickly evaluate how effectively these processes work together, and pick up on minor differences in the way their brains process text on lexical, syntactic and structural levels.
“Eye movements is one of the best ways to index reading ability at an incredibly in-depth level.”
Our Eye Tracking assessment has been developed following over 30 years of peer reviewed research at one of the leading medical institutes in the world into the unique insight eye movements can offer us into reading.
We estimate that the assessment takes between two and five minutes per child depending upon their reading speed. This enables schools to quickly assess a large number of pupils without additional workload. The results are available immediately in our user-friendly portal with no marking required.
“One of the main reasons we chose Lexplore is because it frees up so much time. Previously, it took teachers an entire term to do accurate assessments on their whole class. By contrast, 200 children went through the Lexplore assessment process in a week. Within five minutes of each assessment we had the results of their reading activity and an accurate attainment level.”
At what age can a child sit the Lexplore assessment?
At the minute our assessment is for primary children in years 2 to 5, however, our team is currently in the process of carrying out a verification project for years 6 , 7 , and 8. We are looking to have an assessment in place for these year groups by the end of the year.
If you are interested in Lexplore for different age groups including years 6 , 7 , and 8 do get in touch with our team. There are plenty of opportunities for schools to get involved with our projects and access exclusive early bird offers.