The Reading Switch Programs

A Comprehensive Framework for Dyslexia

The Reading Switch Program is broken down into five easy-to-use programs that cover the core building blocks of learning to read. A key feature of the program is its adoption of a structured literacy approach, which goes beyond traditional teaching methods.

This approach incorporates a systematic and explicit framework to address the specific challenges faced by dyslexic individuals in decoding and word recognition.

Empowering Parents and Guardians
The Reading Switch has been designed with parents and guardians in mind, providing you with the tools to help your child learn to read. Our programs feature parent guide videos throughout to ensure you feel supported and equipped to support your child as they progress. We also explain key learning content, in simple and easy to follow video tutorials for your child, so you don’t have to.

A Holistic Approach to Learning
The Reading Switch distinguishes itself by acknowledging the multifaceted nature of dyslexia and addressing it with a comprehensive strategy. It goes beyond a one-size-fits-all model, recognizing and leveraging the unique strengths and challenges inherent in dyslexia. The program’s holistic approach not only aims to transform the academic trajectory of dyslexic learners but also positively impact their self-esteem and resilience.

Empowering and Uplifting Dyslexic Learners
The Reading Switch Program reframes dyslexia education by moving away from a deficit-focused model towards one that empowers and uplifts learners. By addressing both the academic and emotional aspects of dyslexia, the program strives to create an environment where dyslexic children can thrive academically and emotionally, recognising and capitalising on their unique strengths.

Our Programs

At the Reading Switch, we understand the unique challenges faced by dyslexic children and their families. Our comprehensive and structured reading programs are designed to support children with reading difficulties, helping them build strong foundational skills and gain the confidence they need to become successful readers.

Each of our programs is meticulously crafted to build upon the previous one, ensuring a seamless and supportive learning experience for your child. With your active participation and the comprehensive resources we provide, the Reading Switch aims to transform reading from a struggle into a skill your child can master with confidence.

Explore our programs today and see how the Reading Switch can make a difference in your child’s reading journey!

Explore our five specialised programs below:

The Foundation Program focuses on the most basic building blocks of reading. It introduces children to essential words made up of short and long vowels (a, e, i, o, u).

Through engaging and systematic lessons, children will learn to recognise, pronounce, and read these fundamental vowel sounds. This solid foundation is crucial for developing strong reading skills and preparing for more advanced literacy concepts. 

The program is designed to be accessible and enjoyable, ensuring that early learners gain confidence and proficiency in their reading abilities.

The Blend Builders Program builds on the foundation of short and long vowels, introducing children to blends, digraphs, and variations of sounds for the letters c, g, and s.

This program helps children combine vowel sounds with consonant blends and digraphs, enhancing their ability to decode and read more complex words.

The Blend Builders Program is designed to make learning these new concepts fun and engaging, ensuring that children continue to build strong reading skills with confidence.

The Blend Builders Plus Program consolidates knowledge from the Foundation and Blend Builders programs, using a familiar base of short and long vowel sounds.

In this program, children will encounter longer and more complex words, including double-syllable words. Additionally, they will be introduced to the letter “y” when it makes a long “e” sound, as well as the suffix “tion.”

Through engaging lessons and activities, children will enhance their reading skills, gaining confidence in decoding and understanding more advanced words and concepts.

In the Vowel Variations Program, we introduce children to the diverse range of vowel sounds beyond the basic short and long vowels.

This program explores different vowel sounds and letter combinations, helping children recognise and pronounce a wider array of words. Examples include sounds like “oo” as in “too,” “ow” as in “now,” and “oo” as in “look,” among others.

 This program is designed to enhance their reading fluency and confidence by exposing them to the rich variety of vowel sounds in the English language.

The Vowel Variations Plus Program is the final program in the Reading Switch series.

It explores the remaining vowel variation sounds and letter patterns not yet covered in our previous programs. Children will learn to recognise and pronounce sounds like “air” as in “hair,” “ear” as in “near,” “or” as in “for,” and “er” as in “her,” among others.

This program aims to complete their understanding of vowel sounds, enhancing their reading fluency and confidence with complex words and patterns.

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The Reading Switch Program was developed through lived experience. It is our mission to help children with reading difficulties and put practical solutions in the hands of parents. The team at The Reading Switch are constantly researching to bring the very best knowledge to our community. Join our mailing list to be notified of our latest news, information and blog posts. 

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