Unlocking the potential
Reading programmes based on phonics and traditional reading practice will not succeed for many pupils until the underlying causes of their learning difficulties are redressed. Learning through phonics requires a capable auditory memory and many primary school pupils and secondary students will not respond effectively to phonics teaching until their ability to remember what is heard is improved.
Similarly learners with a weak visual memory capability will struggle to read effectively however much additional support and teaching they receive. Turnabout works on the interface between working and long term memory, facilitating accurate recall of previous learning, helping pupils retain information.
The Turnabout Programme addresses these issues by strengthening auditory and visual memory and other mental characteristics that can hold back learning and in this way it enables the acquisition of literacy skills.
Turnabout requires just three one-to-one twenty minute sessions a week for twelve weeks.