The Sound Reading
System (SRS) http://soundreadingsystem.co.uk/
SRS is an advanced
intervention programme that teaches struggling readers, of any age, how to read and spell. The programme is based on the research and prototype of Prof. Diane McGuinness and adapted, with her permission, by *Fiona
Nevola B.Ed.(Sussex) M.Sc.(Oxon).
Diane McGuinness: An Introduction to the English Alphabet Code.
Sound Reading System: Alphabet Code chart.
It is used as a one-to-one intervention in private tutoring,
primary and secondary schools, academies, further education colleges, and
youth offender institutions - but can also be used as a whole-class early reading programme.
''Her training and SRS are amazing! Totally
revolutionised everything I knew about teaching spelling. And
I've used SRS to amazing ends as an intervention. Very highly
rate it! Superb progress. And totally secure learning''
(Primary teacher. 2021)
*Please contact Fiona Nevola for training details: fiona.nevola at gmail.com.
2004: Fiona Nevola talks about her new programme
YouTube clip: whole-class use of SRS at Christ Church primary
school. Chelsea. London.
Iffley Academy for children with complex special educational
needs. Rated 'outstanding' by Ofsted, uses the Sound Reading
The Sound Reading System ticks all the boxes:
- teaches all the common English alphabet code spellings in logical, incremental steps
- suitable for all age groups including teens and adults
- every component of the programme is based on scientific evidence of 'what works'
- multi-sensory: each lesson provides multiple tasks that reinforce all possible sensory and motor systems
- fast working: contains no ineffective and time wasting practices or procedures
- no 'rule' learning, no sight word memorising, no letter names, no guessing
- suitable even for those with severe literacy challenges, e.g ‘dyslexia’.
One-to-one private tutoring:
The Sound Reading System works brilliantly; it's
really fast and effective. Unusually perhaps, parents sit in on the lessons so they understand the procedures and can support their
child with the between-lesson, fail-safe homework tasks. In
this way progress is maintained from one weekly session to
the next. The programme works rapidly with positive advances
to the child's reading skills being perceptible to all involved
within a short time. Whether the student has been professionally assessed and found to have difficulties following the pattern of dyslexia or not, makes no difference to a successful outcome.
Many parents have discovered that there are significant side-benefits to attending SRS tutoring lessons alongside their child, especially if they have other children of pre-school age. The English alphabet code is de-mystified and the teaching of reading is shown to be a simple, straightforward task when it is done directly and systematically using the carefully designed SRS materials.
Three page article about Sound Reading System tutoring from Exeter's Express&Echo
HOW SAM FOUND A WAY
WITH WORDS Download
the full PDF article here
SRS's entry in the 6th
edition (2020) of 'What Works' - a survey of readIng
intervention schemes in England (funded by PATOSS 'The
Professional Association of Teachers of Students With Specific