Phonic skills (Funny words)

Subtest Level Recommendations

Phonic skills (Funny words)

Very low (Accuracy SAS <75)

Check: Check the phonological processing (Word chopping) score to see if the student has a general phonological deficit.

Action: Phonic skills are essential for learning to read, write and spell. A well-structured multisensory approach to literacy teaching is essential for this student – see page 60 of the LASS 8-11 manual for suitable phonics schemes.

Below average (Accuracy SAS 76-87)

Check: Check the phonological processing (Word chopping) score to see if the student has a general phonological deficit.

Action: Phonic skills are essential for learning to read, write and spell. A well-structured multisensory approach to literacy teaching is recommended for this student – see page 60 of the LASS 8-11 manual for suitable phonics schemes.

Slightly below average (Accuracy SAS 88-94)

Check: Check the phonological processing (Word chopping) score to see if the student has a general phonological deficit.

Action: Even if sentence reading and spelling difficulties are not apparent, poor phonic skills may impact on later literacy skills. It is suggested that phonic / literacy skills are regularly monitored for this student. A well-structured multisensory approach to literacy teaching may be appropriate for this student – see page 60 of the LASS 8-11 manual for suitable phonics schemes.