17 minutes | Feb 5, 2020

#7 Supporting reading with Angela Charalambous from the Workshop Reading Centre

Last Updated on April 27, 2021 by Steph Reed This episode of the podcast is all about supporting children with reading and my special guest is Angela Charalambous, a reading specilaist from the Workshop Reading Centre in Johannesburg.   A child’s reading ability will have a huge impact on all areas of learning.  Angela discusses different strategies to support a child to enjoy reading and feel more confident! Classroom strategies to support children who have reading difficulties Making learning multisensory Using visual supports such as pictures and objects Enabling children to present their work in different formats Using the child's interests Accommodating sensory needs and ensuring child is comfortable Breaking down work into manageable chunks Revisiting learning Giving an outline of lesson and tasks Giving explicit instructions Maintain a love of reading Read with the child in 3 different areas:  Easy material for the child such as a simple book below age level, in order to boost confidence  Reading age appropriate material  Reading at a challenging or above age level, perhaps in the child’s area of interest to ensure their motivation Parents and carers, continue reading with your child as long as you can, especially themes that are of interest to the child. Spending time reading with parents supports to manifest a love of reading. Ensuring children’s confidence in their reading is key   Thank you Angela! Visit the Workshop Reading Centre website to find out more information about the assessments, dyslexia screening, Cellfield intervention and workshops for parents and teachers that Angela mentioned in the podcast episode. Download Your FREE Inclusive Teaching Strategies Guide! 11 Inclusive teaching strategies to support the learning of all children, not just those with special educational needs. This guide is made for teaching staff as well as parents and carers. Learn Practical Ways to Meet the Needs of Autistic Children and Maximise Their Potential Take a look at our popular range of online courses and coaching programs for teachers, children's professionals and parents. Designed to build your skills and knowledge to meet autistic needs and help children thrive! Teaching Autistic Children With Impact8 courses full of practical skills for Teachers to ensure autistic children reach their potential. Practical Skills In Supporting Autistic Children7 courses full of practical strategies to support autistic children. For TA's, Support Assistants and Professionals. Parents & Carers: Nurturing Your Autistic Child6 courses full of practical and helpful ways to support your child's learning and development. The post #7 Supporting reading with Angela Charalambous from the Workshop Reading Centre appeared first on Autism Spectrum Teacher.
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