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Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs


Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs

Phonics for SEN enables pupils with a range of special educational needs to find reading and spelling success and is suitable for those with specific learning difficulties, autism, moderate and severe learning difficulties, specific language impairment and complex needs.

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About the Programme

Phonics for SEN is a complete, systematic synthetic linguistic phonics programme published in seven books.

Working through the programme, the pupil:

  • learns about and understands the concepts that underpin how the written English is constructed,

  • learns, practices and masters the skills they need to work with sounds and letters, and

  • develops the knowledge they need to learn, build up and retain to be able to read and spell well.

The programme has a linguistic focus taking the pupils from sound to symbol, from spoken word to print.

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About Ann Sullivan

Ann has over 30 years experience in mainstream and specialist schools, as a primary class teacher, secondary learning support teacher, SENCO, SEN advisory teacher and SLE (Specialist Leader in Education).

She is now an educational consultant, author and trainer, specialising in literacy for pupils with special educational needs.

Ann has had a career long interest in how pupils learn to read and spell and believes that pupils require an evidence based teaching approach that is led by peer-reviewed academic research. This led her to develop and write her structured phonics programme ‘Phonics for Pupils with Special Educational Needs’ which was published by Routledge in October 2018. 


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