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Toe by Toe - anyone used it at home?

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Periwinkle007 Fri 12-Apr-13 09:58:31

my 5.5yr old reception DD seems to have some sort of visual processing problem. We aren't sure what and to be honest will probably never work it out but after a couple of people on here mentioned Toe by Toe I have have a look online and wonder if it is worth trying at home with her.

I know it is aimed at 7+ but she has a reading age of 7 and I think she would probably be able to manage it. We don't need to raise her reading age obviously but in order to deal with her problems she has learned whole words. She knows phonics and she can break words down but she has problems with it. We have got her coloured glasses which are helping but some fonts are still an issue for her on a white background.

I would like to help give her some sort of coping mechanisms/alternatives before there is an impact on her learning in general. Obviously if we started it now then hopefully by the time she starts in Yr1 she would be more confident about it.

She won't qualify for any help at school because she is still ahead and I don't really expect any to be honest as if we aren't 100% sure what the problem is how can I expect school to know what to do. Ideally she could benefit from sitting down with someone one to one every day going through things to work out what it is that is the problem and showing her ways to work with it but that would be great for every child in reception wouldn't it so why should she be any different. What I don't want is for her to have to sit and wait until she gets to yr2 before anyone helps her deal with it by which time she will then be falling behind with things and her confidence will also be suffering. I would rather try and help her now before there is too much of an impact.

Is this likely to help?

Periwinkle007 Sat 13-Apr-13 20:44:22

thanks Kicker - will look that up too.

I suppose we just have to see with her. It might well be there isn't a problem at all now she can actually see the letters but it is a worry

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