Phonics Led Intervention Reading Software for Special Needs Students (SEN)

Thousands of schools nationwide have made Lexia Reading Software part of their Special Educational Needs (SEN) programmes to help children learn to read. Independent reviews performed by support services conclude that Lexia reading software is a highly effective reading intervention programme. We also feature in the DfE publication ‘What Works for Pupils With Literacy Difficulties’.

Recent government reviews support the opinion that high quality systematic phonics work will yield high returns for children. As a busy SENCo you will probably have a number of struggling readers who require a highly personalised phonics approach, but not enough time to plan. Our research proven software can deliver this approach for you with minimal need for one to one support. To summarise – Lexia frees up your time to teach!

Dyslexic students, although often very able, struggle in school due to problems with decoding, reading fluency and comprehension skills. Our highly structured software was originally designed for dyslexic students and its approach over the 25 years of development still caters for students diagnosed with dyslexic tendencies.

“We use Lexia with approx. 20 children throughout KS2. Most are at School Action Plus and 3 have a diagnosis of dyslexia/dyspraxia. The program has been a big success in terms of motivation, concentration, self-esteem and confidence building. It is easy to use and manage and as an intervention programme it is fantastic!”   

J. Hands, Poppleton Road Primary School York.

Reading problems can also stem from symptoms such as hyperactivity, inattention, perceptual and also social and environmental factors. Our reading software has been successful with reluctant learners due to the phonics approach being delivered by the computer – not the teacher. Reluctant learners enjoy the independence and privacy our software brings. The look and feel of the reading activities are always age appropriate. Teachers can monitor progress by using our powerful diagnostic reporting tools.

A Personalised, Multisensory Approach:

Special Educational Needs students and teachers benefit greatly from our ‘personalised learning’, multisensory phonics approach. Lexia’s reading skills software focuses on improving reading comprehension by strengthening phonemic awareness, sound-symbol correspondence, decoding, fluency, phonics and vocabulary. The reading software, designed to serve students from 4 years of age to adult, including students with dyslexia, provides independent practice and instruction, all of which aligns to synthetic phonics instruction.

“Lexia reading software enabled pupils at Madeley High School to make unbelievable improvement in reading and spelling. One Year 7 pupil’s reading age improved by 2 years in just 6 weeks!”  

SENCO, Madeley High School.