Full Product Description
Lexion is a computer-based system for stimulating and training people with language related learning disorders, dyslexia, or aphasia. It covers the most fundamental processes in learning reading and writing, including phonological awareness, letter-sound correspondence, syllable and morpheme segmentation and blending, grammar, spatial skills, arithmetic and understanding the clock.
Lexion has been developed in Sweden over the last 15 years and is used in about 70% of Swedish schools, often on a daily basis. The English version is designed to provide pupils with structured training in basic cognitive language processes before and during the acquisition of reading and writing skills.
The Lexion analysis helps to assess whether a child will have difficulties in reading and writing during their first years in school. Secondly, it can be used as a screening tool when a new stage in reading and writing education is to begin, or where a certain level of ability should have been reached.
Experience has shown that children enjoy being tested with Lexion, with the special approach engaging their interest and improving concentration levels.
The assessments cover the following areas:
- Phonological awareness 6-12 years - manipulate elements at the word, syllable, and sound levels, without seeing any text in writing.
- Spoonerisms 10-12 years - A more challenging test of phonological ability.
- Arrange sounded words 6-12 years - build a word from its component sounds.
- Find picture for sounded word 6-9 years
- Arrange sounded letters 7-9 years – the word is segmented into sounds, but the child is asked to build words with letters.
- Arrange letters 7-9 years - hear the word and build it with letters.
- Arrange syllables 10-12 years - build a word from its syllables
- Reading 7-12 years
- Reading 10-12 years
- Reading comprehension 8-12 years/10-12 years
- Spelling 7-12 years/10-12 years
- Remember picture/number/pattern sequence 6-12 years
Lexion will automatically create exercises according to a pupil's test results. Alternatively it will create exercises suitable for any term from Reception to Year 9, following the recommendations of the Primary National Strategy. Exercises include the following areas:
- Phonology (1) – helps the child to become aware of phonemes
- Phonology (2) - tasks around phoneme-grapheme correspondence.
- Phonology (3) - a ‘sound memory’ exercise.
- Phonology (4) - segmentation of words into phonemes and the reassembly of phonemes into words.
- Phonology (Spelling) (5) - spelling variants are trained from a phonological aspect and common spelling rules are introduced.
- Words (1) - ‘Write the word’ offers a great variety of word lists and settings.
- Words (2) - letter sequencing with help of phonological analysis at word level.
- Words (3) - see words or phrases for a limited time and match them to a source word, picture or sound.
- Concepts - although decoding may still be difficult, training should also focus on comprehension. Comprehension tasks are available in several exercises.
- Syllables (1) - more exercises follow, now looking at syllables.
- Syllables (2) - assemble syllables (also using their sound).
- Sentences and texts - exercises in grammar, syntax, and comprehension.
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