Lexia Reading SOS (Strategies for Older Students)By Ludlow, Barbara L., EdD; Forshday, John D., EdD; Journal of Special Education Technology, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 65-66
Publication Date: Winter 2004
Article describes Lexia Reading Strategies for Older Students (SOS), which is an interactive program for learners ages nine through adult who have demonstrated a history of reading difficulties. The five-level program is designed to promote acquisition and improve basic reading skills, and it includes activities to develop and reinforce consistency in recognizing phonic elements and sound/symbol relationships. Level one presents word attack strategies necessary for the recognition of short vowels in one-syllable words containing consonants and consonant blends. The second level focuses on word attack strategies that are crucial for the recognition of short vowel sounds. Level three presents word attack strategies necessary for the recognition of one or two syllable words containing vowel combinations. The fourth level reinforces word attack strategies that can be used to recognize one, two, and three syllable words that contain open and consonant syllables. The fifth and final level addresses word attack strategies necessary for developing the automatic recognition of multi-syllabic words. Lexia Reading Strategies SOS can be used in an integrated language arts program or as a stand-alone teaching tool.
Assistive Products Discussed: PHONICS BASED READING & READING S.O.S. (STRATEGIES FOR OLDER STUDENTS) FAMILY EDITIONS
Published by: Exceptional Innovations (Website:http://www.exinn.net)
Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) (Web Site: http://www.tamcec.org )