OnDemand: Key Issues to Highlight at Transition Periods. Early years to Primary; Primary to Secondary – Strategies to Address Them

Strategies to ameliorate the oral language and reading comprehension difficulties of children at key transition periods: EYFS to Primary; Primary to Secondary.

Course Description

It is widely regarded that learning to read is one of the most crucial aspects of a child’s learning, and that a great deal of a child’s formal education will depend upon being able to read with understanding. Difficulties with reading can lead to educational difficulties, as well as economic and social disadvantage. However, such difficulties may be reduced by suitable intervention.

Reading comprehension, like listening comprehension, requires connecting and integrating words using background knowledge, knowledge of linguistic patterns and text structures. Skilled comprehenders are able to make these connections quickly, and in doing so organise the text into a coherent whole. However, children with poor reading comprehension (3-10% of students) read accurately but do not always understand what they have read.

This workshop will provide a range of inclusive and practical strategies, like reciprocal and dialogic teaching, which can be used to support poor comprehenders at key transition periods.


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Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download handouts and print off to have with them while watching the recordings.

Terms & Conditions

Please note, this training must be paid in full before access is given to the webinar. By submitting a booking, you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days. You are also agreeing to accept our Cancellation/Transfer Policy and Terms and Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page 

Delegates will be responsible for ensuring that they have suitable Wi-Fi, hardware and software to enable them to view the webinar.


Sheila Rostill, Webinar Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   07956 644 786

When & Where

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Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Please ignore the date that comes up when you book your ticket. This refers to when the course was set up and does not affect your access to the course.


This course is worth 1 hour general CPD