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Dyslexia Treatment - Series Two

What's it all about?

By now you will have noticed that the lessons, used to treat reading problems, are not easy, not fun, and not short. They require a tremendous amount of effort on the part of the individual student. The long lessons keep the student's mind engaged for a long period of time. This helps stimulate learning. Make sure the students can recognize and pronounce the key words before moving to the lessons.
Normally, students who have learning problems, read the same material over and over at the same rate. Look for improvement by timing the students on their favorite short story so you can tell how fast they read. Do the test before and after they have studied a few phonics lessons. Give them credit for improvement.
Give the students a copy of the translation guide to help them with each lesson. They should refer to the table regularlly.
You will notice several things as they go through the course.


1. They may not appear to do the lesson faster, but they will learn to read faster.
2. They will become much better at using the dictionary.
3. After a while they will be able to translate common words without using the dictionary.
4. When students continue the series they will improve their vocabulary for spoken words and the written words.

Key word Table

1. a as in a- plus 11. e as in end 2. a as in art 12. f as in f -troop 3. a as in a sk 13. f as in friend 4. b as in b -6 14. g as g -force 5. b as in brown 15. g as in grape 6. c an in c -clamp 16. h as in h -frame 7. c as in car 17. h as in heat 8. d as in d -day 18. i as in i -10 9. d as in dad 19. i as in igloo 10. e as in e -mail 20. j as in j (bird) 21. j as in juice 31. o as in odd 22. k as in k -bar 32. oi as in oil 23. k as in keep 33. ou as in out 24. l as in l -shape 34. oo as in oo ze 25. l as in leap 35. p as in p -wee 26. m as in m -five 36. p as in pop 27. m as in mail 37. q as in q -ball 28. n as in n -tune 38. qu as in quick 29. n as in night 39. r as in r & b 30 o as in o -ring 40. r as in read 41. s as in s -curve 51. w as in w -two 42. s as in said 52. w as in with 43. sh as in ship 53. x as in x -ray 44. t as in t -top 54. x as in xylophone 45. t as in tie 55. y as in y -axis 46. u as in u -boat 56. y as in yellow 47. u as in up 57. z as in z ebra 58. z as in zest 48. ur , (er) as in urgent (better) 49. v as in v -one 50. v as in voice

Sound reference

ch as in church ch/ur/ch
er as in better b/t/er
hw as in what hwut
kw as in quack kw/a/k
n as in thi ng th/i/ ng
oi as in oil oi/l

oo as in look l/oo/k
oo as in b oo ze b/ oo /z
ou as in out ou/t
sh as in ship sh/i/p
zh as in garage g/ar/a/zh
zz as in buzz b/u/z


Lesson 1
Divide these words by sounds.
earn _______ear/n______ ___ur/n__________urn
pearl________________ ________________ p u rl
hear ________________ ________________ hir
tear ________________ ________________ter
matter________________ ________________mater
leisure________________ ________________lezher
ill________________ ________________ il
chief________________ ________________ ch e f
elixir________________ ________________ eliksir
machine________________ ________________ mesh e n
bird________________ ________________ burd
earth________________ ________________ u rth
ink________________ ________________ i n k
Waikiki________________ ________________ W i k e k e
irrigate________________ ________________ irig a t
heard________________ ________________h u rd
irritate________________ ________________ irit a t
pear________________ ________________per
Indian________________ ________________ Indean
Hawaii________________ ________________ Hawa e
insect________________ ________________insekt
chief________________ ________________chef
friend________________ ________________ frend
thief________________ ________________thef
piece________________ ________________p e s
pierce________________ ________________pers
sign________________ ________________ sin
tie________________ ________________ ti
aisle________________ ________________ i l
dye________________ ________________d i
buy________________ ________________b i
by________________ ________________b i
eye________________ ________________ i
ice________________ ________________ i s
bite________________ ________________ b i t
ice ________________ ________________ i s
cream________________ ________________krem
icicle________________ ________________ i sikl
idol________________ ________________ i dol
pie________________ ________________p i
pay ________________ ________________p a
cried________________ ________________ kr i d
bird________________ ________________b u rd
birthday________________ ________________ b u rthd a
circus________________ ________________s u rkes
shirt________________ ________________ sh u rt
skirt________________ ________________ sk u rt
stir________________ ________________ st u r
squirrel________________ ________________skw u rel
Waikiki________________ ________________ W i k e k e

Look Up the following words for their translation.

set________________
sell________________
cast ________________
toss________________
sack________________
solar________________
saw________________
ax________________
see ________________
six ________________
pass________________
as________________
mass________________
yes ________________
less________________
his________________
lass ________________
this________________
plus________________
glass________________
pleasure________________
leisure________________
bass________________
dress________________
glass________________
lass________________
less________________
mass________________
pass________________
yes________________
his________________
this________________
plus________________
black________________

Spelling Test

very
vat
over
have
vine
new
violet
violent
five
valentine
van
vegetables
twelve
blue
violet
violin
five
expect
knives
shelves
sleeves
work
will
away
fluid
wit
wagon
milk
walk
wall
well
azure
zoom


Lesson two
Divide these words by sounds.
coat_______c/oa/t_____ ______k/o/t______k o t
dough________d/ough__ ______d/o______d o
beau________________ ________________ b o
soul________________ ________________s o l
toe________________ ________________ t o
blow________________ ________________ bl o
cup________________ ________________ kup
more________________ ________________ mor
how________________ ________________ hou
floor________________ ________________ flor
door________________ ________________ dor
room________________ ________________ r oo m
yeoman________________ ________________ y o man
sew________________ ________________ s o
boat________________ ________________ b o t
toe________________ ________________t o
brooch________________ ________________ br o ch
dough________________ ________________ d o
shoe________________ ________________ sh oo
gold________________ ________________ g o ld
Honolulu________________ ________________Han o l oo l oo
proper________________ ________________ praper
own________________ ________________ o n
tone________________ ________________ t o n
go________________ ________________g o
nose________________ ________________ n o z

Took up these words for their translation
tone________________
top________________
meter________________
sat________________
table________________
tag________________
tail________________
teeth________________
flat________________
telephone________________
ten________________
tent________________
till ________________
tiger________________
tire________________
towel______________
town________________
train________________
tree________________
truck________________
lake________________
rap________________

Spelling Test

ax
box
fix
mix
ox
six
wax
veal
feel
except
excited
exclaim
explain
exit
yes
yet
union
yard
yellow
you
zeal
zebra
lazy
haze
zebra
hat
zero
zip
rat
zoo
prize
sneeze
cat
puzzle
buzz

Learning Individual Sounds

Lesson Three
The Phonetic Alphabet
Learn to recite the sounds in the English language.
Refer to the key word list when necessary. Practice Until you can read each sound from a to zh.

a a a a b b c ch d d e e e er f f
g g h h hw i i i j j k k kw l l m
m n n n o o o u oi ou oo oo p
p q r r s s sh t t th u u u u v v
w w x x y y z z zh

Lesson Four
Sound-out non-sense words
Instructions: Blend the individual sounds into non-sense words and pronounce the nonsense words the same as ordinary words.
Tast One

i b e
ij
k e
ad
b
a hw
af e h
i erg

Lesson five
kw a l
ch en
n o d
n o z
oi oo
oo p o
eq
r s
sev
sh utv
t s u
y u th
zhu I c
ch e d
ief I

Lesson six
ou pe th
u wa x
y a b c
do
t o d
e japi
k u m t
n purp
roi s th
u buv
w u zh x
x a y z

Lesson Seven
s oo sh
st ub
vb
ab
nt on
kw o l
x er
hwoiv
z ou n
h e oix
oo zhsh
ou n j
gurp

Lesson Eight
l no kw
a oo w
f ve ch k
hw oo h
d v er g
i r x
a ou
ur m
a u

Lesson Nine
Reading non-sense sounds
Instructions: Practice reading the non-sense words as if they were regular words.

a i a b b
sh d w xe er d u
g
i h h j j k g k kw l l m n n o o e oi f m oo
oo p p q a r b r su s t n u t th i i u ur v u vow w ou x y

z e y a z pezh v a w eyj a beb ac a ch daI d f i I gah hier a j k e koi l o kw l no m j ou u m oo oo p urq q r r s s she t t u th i u i ve z o zh b c ch d d an er ouf g oo g h h iz ij choo k kal m mo n n kw o n p pl oi o rr s s a sh t t th u u ur v w e z

Look up the following words for their translation.
happy ________________
he________________
head ________________
flag ________________
hotel ________________
hair ________________
hammer________________
log________________
hand ________________
horse________________
house________________
heart ________________
heel ________________
hill ________________
hog________________

Lesson Ten
Spelling Test

aisle
ate
aye
beau
blow
blue
boat
boot
brooch
built
bury
buy
by
cap
chief
coat
cue
day
dough
dye
easy
eat
eight
eve
few
fruit
gauge
green
group
ice
idea
iron
machine
man
maneuver
money
street
feet
shoe
shorts
nose
sleeve
rain
red
rein
review
row
rule
sail
sand
sergeant
sew
shoes
sign
sleigh
soul
suit
Sunday
Monday
they
through
tie
tied
toe
usual
view
wear
weigh
yacht
yeoman
yield

Series Three
Lesson One


Pure Phonics Translation
Study each par of word, the written form and the spoken form. Use one from to help you sound out and pronounce the other form. When you can pronounce the words together, practice pronouncing each list of word separately. When you can pronounce each word separately, move to lesson two and study pure phonics.

This lesson might take two to six weeks

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Lesson Two

Study the following lessons by sounding out each individual word. When you can sound out each word, learn to recognize each word by site. Take as long as necessary to learn to pronounce each word. Each time you do the lesson, you will recognize each word a little faster. Also, notice that the more you study pure phonics, the better you will be able to read the written forms.

This lesson could last from two to six weeks.

aks
a bandon
ab a t
a brev ea sh o n
abd o m e n
a bilit e
a
b e l
abnorm a l
a bord
a bout
a buv
a br a zh o n
a brupt
abzalv
abstrakt
ab u z
ak a demik
aksel e r a t
aksent
akses
aks i dent
akount
ak u m u l a t
akurit
akuz
akustom
a s
asid
a knalij
akwantns
a kwit
akrob a t
akros
akt
a ksh o n
a ktiv a t
akt o r
akch ooa t
ak u t
a dikt
adjktiv
a just
adm i r a l
advantij
advench u r
adv u rb
adv e rser e
adviz
arobik
a fer
afekt
afekash o n
afurm
a fiks
a genst
a j
a j end a
ajent
a go
a grikulch u r
a m
er
spas
ertit
i l
alk o hol
alurt
alj e
ol
Al a n
a lej
al e
aloi
a loor
a l i
alo n
olwaz
a mu n
a
muzm e nt
an a liz
ansest o r
a n k e r
anch e nt
a njel
a n g e r
a n gr e
a n kel
a noi
ans e r
ant e k
a n z i et e
a n ksh e s
hou
a p e z
sos
a pl i
a pr oo v a l
ark i v
arktik
arg u
arouz
a r o z
a r a
ar o
w u rm
artik u lit
ashiz
a solt
a s a
a
sh oo rd
a tm o sfir
a tak
atik
a t i r
a trib u t
at oo n
a ksh o n
od e e ns
od eo
oth o r
ot o
ot o graf
ot u m
av e n oo
a
v e a sh o n
awak
a wosh
a w a
o
on
ol
i
a
b a k o n
baj
b a l
b a t
b a k
bal a ns
b a l
balk o n e
bol
b a l oo n
u rl e
u rn
u rnist
u rni n z
u rth
e z e
ek o
ek o namiks
ej
ej oo k a t
ej oo k a sh o n
efekt
ef o rt
e jipt
a t
e jekt
elastik
elbo
els
e murj e ns e
e
m o sh o n
empt e
enkl o z
danjer
endi n
end oo r a ns
en e rj e
i n glish
enjoi
enlarj
envel o p
anvoi
env e
epik
ekw a l
e kw a t
ir a
erekt
er o r
u rwin
esk a p
eskort
es a
est u er e
evr e
u
egzakt
egzamp e l
eksel
eksept
eks u rpt
ekses
eksch a nj
eks i t
ekskl oo d
eksk oo z
egzempt
ekst u rnel
eksti n kt
ekstr a
p e s