Letter Sounds 1 Pro and Letter Sounds 2 Pro by ReadingDoctor Pty Ltd – Giveaway



Letter Sounds 1 Pro : Easily teach the links between letters and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics

Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro is a fun, effective and scientifically based teaching tool which makes it easy to teach children the links between the letters of the alphabet and the speech sounds they typically represent in written English. Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro is based on research into reading acquisition and was developed by reading specialist and speech-language pathologist Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD. Anybody with an interest in teaching children to read through can use Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro to help children learn common letter-sound relationships!

Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro is based on their flagship program, ReadingSounds® 1 Pro, which is used in over 1000 Australian schools and is being described by educators as a breakthrough in teaching children how to read.

Why is letter-sound knowledge so important?
The past several decades of research have provided conclusive evidence that children who are strong readers are skilled in using letter-sound knowledge to learn new words when reading. Skilled readers are good at understanding that words are made up of speech sounds (a skill called phonemic awareness) and they are also good at understanding how these speech sounds are represented by letters. This knowledge helps children to ‘decode’ written language and teach themselves new words. Difficulties with these skills are hallmarks of the struggling reader. Furthermore, teaching methods that begin by teaching students letter-sound relationships (called ‘synthetic phonics’ methods) have been shown through research to be more effective than other approaches in teaching reading, regardless of whether students do or do not have reading difficulties. The evidence is clear: letter-sound knowledge is crucial in learning to read and spell since it helps students to teach themselves new words.

How does Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro help?
Understanding that letters typically represent certain speech sounds poses a challenge to beginning readers since there is no meaningful relationship between the way that letters look and the speech sounds they typically represent. For example, there is no reason why the squiggle “s” represents the sound /s/ as in “sun”. Children must also learn to distinguish between similar letters and sounds (e.g. “b” vs “d”) when learning letter-sound patterns.

Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro uses a patent pending, self-adjusting, multisensory teaching method to help teach beginning and struggling readers to rapidly, automatically and accurately recognise and discriminate between the most common letter-sound patterns in English. Children are taught meaningful associations between the way that letters look and the speech sounds they typically represent through a unique system of visual, auditory and articulatory (speech sound) memory aids, or mnemonics. The teaching system in the app automatically identifies what a child knows, what the child does not know, and which letter-sound patterns the child confuses. Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro teaches children to discriminate between confusing patterns, and strengthens weaknesses in letter-sound understanding.

Who should use Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro?
Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro is ideal for helping beginning readers, students with reading difficulties and students learning English as a second language. It is a perfect complement to any phonics program and is fully customisable, making it easy to set up custom activities to teach students specific letter-sound patterns. We are confident it will quickly become a favourite tool for teachers, parents, reading specialists and anybody else with an interest in the teaching of reading and spelling!

PLEASE NOTE:
– Requires iPad 2 or higher
– Includes US, UK and Australian accents! To switch accents, tap ‘settings’ from the Main Menu.
– Although children love using it, Letter Sounds™ 1 Pro is not just a game – it is a powerful and fully customisable teaching tool. Please take some time to experiment with it yourself before trying it with students!

Letter Sounds 1 Pro : Easily teach the links between letters and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics – ReadingDoctor Pty Ltd

Letter Sounds 1 Pro : Easily teach the links between letters and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics Letter Sounds 1 Pro : Easily teach the links between letters and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics by Reading Doctor Pty Ltd
Category: Education, Games, Educational
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 85.14 MB

$15.99USD

Letter Sounds 2 Pro: Easily teach the links between letter patterns and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics

The evidence from reading research is clear: letter-sound knowledge is crucial in learning to read and spell. However, learning the links between letter patterns and speech sounds is not easy! LetterSounds™ 2 Pro provides a unique, fun and highly engaging way for students of all ages to learn the relationships between groups of letters and speech sounds for reading and spelling!

The app uses a patent pending, highly effective, multisensory teaching method which is being described by educators as a breakthrough in teaching students to read. This method makes it easy to teach students to rapidly, automatically and accurately recognise the most common letter-sound patterns in English.

LetterSounds™ 2 Pro was developed by reading specialist and speech-language pathologist Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD. The program is based on research into the underlying mechanisms of reading acquisition and thousands of hours of clinical experience in teaching students how to read.

Why is learning the links between speech sounds and the letter patterns that typically represent them so important?
The past several decades of research have provided conclusive evidence that competent readers are skilled in using letter-sound knowledge to work out (decode) unfamiliar words when reading. Difficulty in understanding that words are made up of sounds (a skill called phonemic awareness) and just how speech sounds are represented by letters are hallmarks of the struggling reader. Furthermore, teaching methods that begin by teaching students letter-sound relationships (synthetic phonics methods) are known to be superior to other approaches in teaching reading, regardless of whether students do or do not have reading difficulties.

Understanding that letters typically represent certain speech sounds poses a challenge to students learning to read since there is no meaningful relationship between the way that letters and letter patterns look and the speech sounds they typically represent. For example, there is no reason why the letter pattern “igh” represents the speech sound in the middle of the word “night”.

LetterSounds™ 2 Pro makes learning (and teaching) these relationships easy through its unique game-based teaching method!

Summary of Features
– Created by a reading specialist
– Scientifically-based
– Easy to use
– Fun, intuitive and powerful teaching tool
– Includes 64 consonant, vowel, r-controlled and common suffix letter patterns and their corresponding speech sounds / articulations
– Patent-pending, adjustable memory-aid system helps students remember letter-sound patterns
– Create and save custom letter-sound pattern sets to complement any synthetic phonics approach!
– Includes preset letter-sound tile sets for popular synthetic phonics programs Jolly Phonics and MULTILIT
– Perfect for beginning readers, older students with reading difficulties or students of English as a second language (ESL)

Although designed to be used independently, LetterSounds™ 2 Pro is a perfect complement to LetterSounds™ 1 Pro, which helps students to learn basic (single letter) letter-sound links. Whether you are a teacher, parent or reading specialist, we are confident that LetterSounds™ 2 Pro will become a favourite teaching tool!

PLEASE NOTE:
– Requires iPad 2 or higher
– This app is Australian! US and UK accent options will be added in the next update!
– Although students love using it, LetterSounds™ 2 Pro is not just a game – it is a powerful and fully customisable teaching tool. Please take some time to experiment with it yourself before trying it with students!

Letter Sounds 2 Pro: Easily teach the links between letter patterns and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics – ReadingDoctor Pty Ltd

Letter Sounds 2 Pro: Easily teach the links between letter patterns and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics Letter Sounds 2 Pro: Easily teach the links between letter patterns and speech sounds for reading and spelling with phonics by Reading Doctor Pty Ltd
Category: Education, Educational, Word, Games
Requirements: Compatible with iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74
Size: 121.32 MB

$15.99USD

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34 thoughts on “Letter Sounds 1 Pro and Letter Sounds 2 Pro by ReadingDoctor Pty Ltd – Giveaway”

  1. I would LOVE to win Ltr Sounds 1 – I work and/or volunteer with individuals with a wide range of lrng. challenges. This app is just what I’ve been looking for to teach phonics.

  2. I think both would be useful for my IEP students, but I am most interested in Letter Sounds 1 Pro for beginning phonemic awareness.

  3. I think my son would benefit from Letter Sounds 2 Pro. He has been in speech therapy for almost 4 years now & I feel that the 2 Pro would benefit him the most where he is at right now.

  4. Hi, we would find both apps incredibly useful, but would want to start with Letter Sounds Pro 1, for our emerging reader with a speech delay.

  5. I would like to win Letter Sounds 2Pro. I have the first one and love it! i would use it with my speech therapy students!

  6. Both of these apps on my wish list to use in (SLP) therapy with the kiddos on my caseload!

  7. I would like to win Letter Sounds Pro 2 to use with my older students with reading issues.

  8. I like both apps. I like how Letter Sounds 1 Pro and 2 Pro provide a lot of visual support to help with letters and sound recognition.

  9. Hoping to win both Letter Sounds 1 Pro and Letter Sounds 2 Pro. These apps look like one of the best tools for helping my son with his reading.

  10. I think both apps would be helpful for my apraxic son preparing for kindergarten and early literacy skills.

  11. I would love to win Letter Sounds 2 Pro. As a teachers aide in learning support, we are always stretching our own personal resources to provide for our kids. This would be a wonderful resource that we could use to help our students.

  12. I would like either. I believe they would be helpful to my son as he has some trouble with letter sounds. 🙂

  13. I would be thrilled to win either or both Letter Sounds 1 Pro or Letter Sounds 2 Pro. Learning
    letter sounds correctly is a key element in learning to read well! Therefore I feel both would be
    valuable apps to use in my role as a K-6 Academic Support teacher.

  14. I would love to win both of them to help my son, but I would prefer #2 for now as it will help my kindergarten daughter further her reading skills

  15. Letter Sounds 2 Pro – to help me to read and spell better as I never got taught this
    only individual letter sounds as in c – a – t cat
    it would be the perfect addition for my literacy resources for adults and children alike

  16. Both sound awesome! I’d probably pick Letter Sounds 2 as a favorite, working with blends as those can be confusing for beginning readers.

  17. I would love both, but if I had to choose one, it would be Letter Sounds 2. My daughter knows most of her single letter phonics, although she still needs to work on certain sounds. Letter Sounds 2 would be extremely helpful to teach her the sounds of groups of letters. I don’t even know how to begin this next step. I live in the USA.

  18. As a public school SLP, I would like to win Letter Sounds 1 and/or Letter Sounds 2 to use as literacy resources.

  19. Hi. So if I could only win one of them I would choose the letter sounds 2 pro because my daughter already knows her phonics . She needs to learn english dygraphs. Thanks!

  20. Hi. So i I could ony win one of them I would choose the letter sounds 2 pro because my daughter already knows her phonics . She needs to learn english dygraphs. Thanks!

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