Learning to read for struggling readers: Our approach
Teaching children to read, differently
How GoLexic helps your child improve their reading skills
GoLexic follows a pragmatic method that has been developed over the span of 20 years and used with children who struggle with reading, in particular dyslexic children. The ABC method has been continuously expanded and perfected through years of rigorous work and feedback from experience with dyslexic children.
What does it mean to work with a highly structured approach?
A structured method work on several levels:
- Phonology: the understanding of the sound structure of spoken words.
- Phonemic awareness: the ability to segment words into sound components.
- Sound-letter association: the ability to map sound structures to letters and spelling patterns.
- Syllable structure & CVC patterns: the recognition of spelling structures, vowel/consonant patterns and how they impact pronunciation (= phonology) and spelling (= sound-letter association).
- Grammar: grammar helps build logical pathways from spelling and meaning. Syntax gives context to how children should map phonemes to graphemes.
- Semantics: like grammar, semantics give context to how children should map phonemes to graphemes.
Reading is laborious when children have a weakness in either of these skills.
Training each skill in a systematic way helps them develop automatisms between the sound structure of words, their spelling, and their meaning.