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We are delighted to welcome Mark Fraser for this informative webinar, which is the first of our 2 part series of educational webinars focusing on essential IT knowledge for all teachers in school! Mark is an experienced Digital Learning Advisor with over 30 years knowledge of supporting teachers and SEN provision in the education sector.
We are delighted to welcome Mark Fraser for the second webinar of our 2 part series focusing on essential IT knowledge for all teachers in school! This broadcast will build on the content explored in Webinar 1, again discussing common classroom problems and answering fundamental questions teachers need support with.
This fantastc free webinar with Arran Smith, Microsoft UK’s SEND and Dyslexia Consultant, will explore how new Office 365 and Windows 10 functionality can be used to provide better support for neurodiverse learners. The webinar will also discuss mainstream assistive technology, which people of all ages can access anytime anywhere.
We are delighted to welcome Myles Pilling, an ICT SEN Advisor with over 30 years’ experience, for this informative webinar! This session will explore a wide range of assistive tools which can help all pupils, such as spelling, grid selection and word prediction. Also, the importance of mainstream software that has Assistive Technology.
This webinar will present the latest in thinking about what Dyscalculia is, including reference to latest research and good practice around Dyscalculia and Math’s Difficulties. The session will make reference to expert research and ideas, as well as the current definitions and approaches to assessing those with Dyscalculia.
This exciting webinar will be presented by Unicorn Maths Principal Sarah Wedderburn, who has over 25 years’ experience as a mainstream and SEND teacher. The broadcast will examine the Diagnostic Assessment of Numeracy Skills (DANS), a set of qualitative tests for students who have difficulties with maths at Key Stages One & Two.
This exciting session will be presented by Dr Margaret Smith, a leading expert in the field of supporting EAL learners. The broadcast will explore how we can encourage reluctant readers, EAL students and those with other specific literacy difficulties to develop a more positive relationship with books, learn to engage and love reading.
This exciting webinar will highlight ways to inspire reluctant to read with reference to educational comics that can help engage children with curriculum content. The broadcast will be presented by Rossie Stone, the creator and director of Dekko Comics, who visits schools and libraries to share his technique of making learning fun.
In the following blog post, Myles Pilling, an ICT SEN Advisor with over 30 years’ experience, explores a wide range of assistive tools, such as spelling, grid selection and word prediction, which can help learners with additional needs. He also discusses the importance of using assistive technology with mainstream software…
As an Accredited Attachment Lead who has been trained by Whole School SEND to review MATs using the MAT Review Guide, current practising SENDCO Aimee Cave explores SEND provision, diagnostics, intervention types and the new Ofsted framework…
With over 25 years’ leadership and teaching experience, Nicola Hankey a year 5 teacher and SEND Co-ordinator discusses how the classroom environment has changed over the years, explaining that it is time to alter the way we approach and deliver successful interventions for generation ‘Z’…
Frequently Asked Questions...
What do we do after we have the results?
Within each pupil’s results teachers can find our guidelines for intervention which offer simple recommendations, activities and resources tailored to a child’s reading level to help build their skills in each reading component. Teachers can also find more free materials and guides in our Lexources Corner which help turn our objective results into personalised learning plans for each child.
We are also in the process of launching Lexplore Intensive, a new reading training programme with free material specially designed for each child’s specific reading level. Get in touch with out team to find out more…
For more in depth interventions our team of SEN Consultants, reading specialists, and partner companies can help when it comes to referrals, and classroom or reading support.
What if a pupil does not have English as a first language?
Our assessment can offer a fresh perspective when it comes to assessing pupils with English as an additional language. With powerful and objective algorithms able to take this into account during their analysis, it can offer the same exciting insight into reading regardless of children’s different backgrounds and situations.
“We want to root out any reading difficulties as soon as we can so we can help pupils make progress. Lexplore provides us with a completely unbiased way to assess our children”
Our assessment helps teachers to identify which pupils find reading difficult regardless of their fluency in English. And importantly, highlight possible underlying reading issues which could be masked by a lack of language knowledge.
As a Lexplore Customer, we will visit your school or organisation to carry out the theoretical and practical Training needed for your staff members to test children independently. The technology and method is extremely simple to set up and understand meaning the training process is usually completed in one or two days.
How do eye movements reflect reading attainment?
Reading involves a complicated interplay between many different cognitive and linguistic processes. Measuring when, where, and how a child’s eyes move in relation to the words they read allows us to quickly evaluate how effectively these processes work together, and pick up on minor differences in the way their brains process text on lexical, syntactic and structural levels.
“Eye movements is one of the best ways to index reading ability at an incredibly in-depth level.”
Our Eye Tracking assessment has been developed following over 30 years of peer reviewed research at one of the leading medical institutes in the world into the unique insight eye movements can offer us into reading.
We estimate that the assessment takes between two and five minutes per child depending upon their reading speed. This enables schools to quickly assess a large number of pupils without additional workload. The results are available immediately in our user-friendly portal with no marking required.
“One of the main reasons we chose Lexplore is because it frees up so much time. Previously, it took teachers an entire term to do accurate assessments on their whole class. By contrast, 200 children went through the Lexplore assessment process in a week. Within five minutes of each assessment we had the results of their reading activity and an accurate attainment level.”
At what age can a child sit the Lexplore assessment?
At the minute our assessment is for primary children in years 2 to 5, however, our team is currently in the process of carrying out a verification project for years 6 , 7 , 8 and 9.
If you are interested in Lexplore for different age groups including years 6 , 7 , 8 and 9 do get in touch with our team. There are plenty of opportunities for schools to get involved with our project and access exclusive early bird offers.