Study Skills

By the end of part 3 of the Dyslexia Institute Programme (DILP) or the Units of Sound Programme hopefully the student will have a good knowledge of the most common phoneme-grapheme links and be able to analyse words well. This will give him the security to read and spell more confidently and approach written tasks with more assurance. The struggling reader’s grasp of language is always potentially fragile and will crumble under pressure, so it is important that he uses and practises his skills constantly to keep them sharp and usable.

To this end, we offer to some students study skills groups for 1 hour a week.

In his struggle to learn to read and spell, the dyslexic and other pupils with literacy difficulties does not always learn or assimilate other skills – punctuation and sentence construction. We look at the following areas as appropriate to the individual student...

  • Punctuation
  • Dictionary work
  • Sentence construction
  • Paragraphs
  • Writing styles – descriptive and factual
  • Letter writing – informal and formal
  • Essay planning
  • Making notes
  • Revision skills and exam practice.

Mind mapping and a computer based revision programme are used to enable pupils to access, process and retain information required to be successful, increase their confidence and achieve their full potential in G.C.S.E examinations and coursework.