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Why are the arguments that every student should be taught how to read are utopian and totally unhelpful? The case of learners with severe and profound learning disabilities.

25 April 2023

by Dr. Lila Kossyvaki, University of Birmingham, a.kossyvaki@bham.ac.uk   In January 2022, DfE published The reading framework: Teaching the foundations of literacy in which it was stated that Systematic Synthetic Phonics (SSP) (p. 56): ‘provide children with moderate to severe and complex needs the best opportunity to gain functional literacy’. The document also argues that […]

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