Why we support the Year 1 Phonics Check
In December 2017 AUSPELD (The Australian Federation of SPELD Associations) wrote to the State and Territory Ministers for Education in support of the Year 1 Phonics Screen. AUSPELD supports the implementation of the Phonics Check in Australia because of its potential to identify students at risk of literacy failure. The reasons for this support are outlined in a letter sent to the Ministers prior to the meeting.
Read AUSPELD’s submission supporting the national Year 1 Phonics check recently sent to all State and Territory Education Ministers…
SPELD NSW is pleased to see the expert panel appointed by Minister Birmingham has supported the introduction of a Year One phonics and numeracy check.
Phonics is one of the five essential skills for literacy development. A Year One phonics check will help identify students who are struggling to develop reading skills including those that may have a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia.
Early intervention is vitally important for students with specific learning difficulties. SPELD NSW expects that the Year One phonics and numeracy check will be an important tool that schools can use to identify students who need early intervention and support.
For more information on the Year 1 Phonics Check:
- Why Australia should adopt the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check.
- Research Report by Jennifer Buckingham for FivefromFive and The Centre for Independent Studies
- The Facts about the Phonics Screening Check, by Jennifer Buckingham. Published 19/9/17, CIS.
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