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Frequently asked questions

I cannot open Help files that require the Windows Help (WinHlp32.exe) program?

The latest version now has a Help function adjusted to Windows Vista. Please update Lexion here.

How is Lexion linked to other literacy programmes we might be following?

Lexion, in common with most current approaches to reading and spelling, is based on the concept that children need a firm foundation of phonological awareness. This includes understanding the link between speech sounds and their written counterparts. English is the most complex spelling system for children to understand, as the links between our spoken language and the written form can be very confusing.

Lexion is being used with whole class groups and small groups, in tandem with other approaches that they are using, including ‘Synthetic Phonics’. It is also used extensively to support individuals who need extra help with phonological awareness, language development, and spelling skills.
Link to Michael Jones’ article for Special Children

How does using Lexion support the Inclusion Development Programme?

Lexion is being used in schools as part of the three waves of the Inclusion Development Programme.
In Wave 1 ‘High quality inclusive teaching is supported by effective whole-school policies and frameworks, clearly targeted on all learners’ needs and prior learning.’

Lexion is used throughout the school, as teachers incorporate Lexion into whole class teaching of literacy.

In Wave 2 ’...provision is designed to increase rates of progress and secure learning for groups of learners that puts them back on course to meet or exceed the national expectations.’

Schools use Lexion with targeted groups, who may require short-term intervention to support their understanding of the reading and spelling process, and to support developing skills.

In Wave 3 ‘Expectations are to accelerate and maximise progress and to minimise performance gaps. This may involve support from a specialist teacher, highly trained Teaching Assistant or academic mentor, to support learners towards the achievement of very specific targets.’

Lexion is used extensively throughout the UK with individual pupils, often with Teaching Assistant support.

Lexion is being used as part of effective Individual Education Plans, for pupils with dyslexia, as well as those who require specific input with emerging understanding and skills. Lexion is recognised as being valuable in supporting pupils with learning English as an additional language, and children who are anxious about communicating in school.
Link: http://www.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/primary/features/inclusion/sen/idp

How does Lexion support ‘Dyslexia friendly’ schools?

ICT is recognised as a key tool to help Dyslexic learners in the classroom in both learning and teaching experiences, as well as accessing or recording written information.
When ICT is used effectively, many of the barriers to and differences in learning can be reduced or overcome.

Lexion provides an in-depth assessment of an individual’s strengths and areas for development. It gives a detailed report of the pupil’s learning profile, and instant access to hundreds of individually tailored games and activities. Lexion also records, in minute detail, the pupil’s progress over time.
Many schools use Lexion to assess and provide individualised programmes for pupils with dyslexia. This is most effective when the whole school uses Lexion as part of the teaching of literacy in whole classes and groups.
Lexion can also be used in the home, with school and family working together to maximize progress.
Link: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/DFSPack.html

How can Lexion be used to support learning at home?

Lexion has a unique feature: school staff or tutors can download the software onto pupils’ home PCs or laptops. Pupils can then access activities that can be sent to the home computer via email or USB memory stick. This enables home and school to work closely together to maximise motivation and progress.
Link to Michael Jones’ article for Special Children.

What do other practitioners say about Lexion?

Testimonials on the Lexion assessment programme.
Penny MacInnes (Parliament Hill School, London). (pdf 23 Kb)
Anita Almgren (The English School Gothenburg, Sweden). (pdf 17 Kb)
Comments from Lexion users.

What research is being done with Lexion?

Three pieces of national research are currently being carried out in the UK.

Glue ear’ and reading and spelling: supporting children using interactive software’.

Michael Jones, Educational Consultant, is using Lexion to support children with a history of otitis media (‘Glue ear’), associated conductive hearing loss and subsequent reading and spelling difficulties. Lexion is being used to assess children’s needs, set up a tuition programme at home, and track their progress.

Link to Michael’s article for British Association of Teachers of the Deaf, and Journal of Assistive Technologies and www.talk4meaning.co.uk/research

Children with selective mutism: using interactive software to support confident speaking at home and school’.

Children with Selective Mutism can speak at home, but find themselves unable to talk with unfamiliar people, and this poses particular problems at school. Michael Jones, Educational Consultant, is using Lexion and other interactive software packages to help children in the early stages of becoming confident speakers in school.
Link to: www.talk4meaning.co.uk/research and the second ‘Bulletin’ article

How can I order Lexion?

Click here for Order form.

Can I have a demonstration of the software?

Order a Demo from lexion@euroguide.se

Is training available?

Training sesions for your establishment can be arranged on request.
Also look for dates posted on lexion_events.html

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