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Program Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that the information below solves any questions you have regarding the program. Any additional questions don’t hesitate to get in touch via our contact form.



The program is suitable for primary school aged children who are at below expected or at risk of falling below the expected standard for reading in their year level.

Gaps in learning may begin to appear when a child reaches Year 2 (although difficulties may be evident toward the end of Year 1). The earlier interventions can be put in place for reading difficulties the better it is for a child’s well-being and academic progress.

Prior to commencing the program, children must be already familiar with the letters of the alphabet, able to identify each letter by sight, and have knowledge of the basic sound each letter can make.

The Reading Switch puts the needs of the learner at the heart of every stage of the program. Understanding the strengths and weaknesses that underpin the dyslexic thinking and processing style, has enabled us to build a system that effectively bridges the learning gap, enabling consistent layering and progression of reading skills. The Reading Switch puts the learner back on the path towards reading fluency.

We have re-imagined phonics so that it plays to the strengths of the dyslexic learner whilst supporting the weaknesses. The Reading Switch taps into the power of the visual memory through the use of our intuitive visual phonics system. The program is carefully sequenced and purposely presented to harness dyslexic strengths such as big picture thinking and pattern detection skills.

Yes, The Reading Switch can be used by any child who is having difficulties learning to read.

The only prerequisite for using the system is that a child is already familiar with the letters of the alphabet, able to identify each letter by sight, and have knowledge of the basic sound each letter can make.


The Reading Switch consists of a five sequential programs, which are delivered online. Lessons consist of instructional guides, Word Decoding Exercises and level appropriate Reading Exercises.

Learning exercises provide a consistent format throughout the program, giving students a level of comfort and familiarity with the learning materials. Lessons are displayed in a flipbook format.

The Foundation Program, Blend Builder Program and Blend Builder Plus Program focus on developing reading skills with a base of short and long vowels and adding silent letters, consonants variations, consonant blends and digraphs, and double syllable words.

Vowel Variations Program and the Vowel Variations Plus Program introduce more complex vowel sounds and letter patterns.

Yes, the program is designed to be used with the assistance of a supportive adult to facilitate the learning sessions.

The program puts the learner in the driver’s seat by providing them with the tools and strategies to decode words with accuracy and confidence.

The Reading Switch Program is most effective when used twice a day with a short session held in the morning and another held later in the

The good news is that sessions are purposely designed to be short in length. The core learning elements of the program focus on building word decoding skills and word reading. With the guidance of a supportive adult this section takes no longer than five minutes to work through. The supplementary Reading Exercises transition the learner from practising single word decoding skills to reading sentences and stories.

We understand that the attention span of children can be short and fleeting. We are also conscious of not overloading the working memory unnecessarily. Smaller bursts of learning really do maximise the learning outcomes for children when using The Reading Switch Program.

However, if a child insists on wanting to read more, we would never discourage their efforts.

Yes, your child can work through the system at their own pace with guidance of a supporting adult. Lessons can be repeated as many times as needed.

Yes! We recommend children to start the program at Level 1, to ensure a strong foundation in reading is in place before progressing to higher levels. Children who struggle with learning to read often have gaps in their learning. By starting at Level 1 these gaps are able to be detected, corrected and reinforced to establish a strong foundation in reading moving forward.

The only prerequisite for using the system is that a child is already familiar with the letters of the alphabet, able to identify each letter by sight, and have knowledge of the basic sound each letter can make.

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"It changed the structure within my classroom. It is an excellent Program and I am very excited about the future possibilities as a reading and spelling program for the whole class."

- Erin Hardy, Primary School Teacher

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Website Frequently Asked Questions

Here we will do our best to answer any questions you have about our website and functions.

From the home page, click on the Start my Free 14 day Trial button. Complete the registration form to activate your account. You will then receive an activation email from The Reading Switch with your login details and your 14 day free trial will commence.

Your subscription will automatically renew unless cancelled at least 24 hours before the end of your 30 day free trial.

Upon registration, you will receive an activation email from The Reading Switch. This email will be sent to the email address you entered during registration.

If you do not receive an activation email check that it hasn’t filtered through to your junk mail folder.

If you haven’t received an activation email within 15 minutes of completing your registration, please contact us at [email protected]

To edit your profile details go to My Account by clicking on the blue icon on the top menu bar on the Home Page.

If you have difficulty logging in please send us an email at [email protected]

The Reading Switch Program is best viewed on a mobile tablet device or desktop computer (Apple or Android) and requires an internet connection. It is not recommended for use on a mobile phone.

You can cancel anytime by going to My Account  > Subscriptions.

1. Go to the menu at the top of the screen on the Home Page and clicking on the blue icon to select My Account

2. Go to the blue menu bar and click on Subscriptions.

The Reading Reading Switch offers a free 14 day trial then only $29.99 per month subscription.   


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