From igloo to cough, we’ve covered every spelling choice and every phonic in the English language

It sometimes comes as a bit of a shock to realise that there are some 90 different spelling and phonic rules in the English language.

They range from troublesome similarities (such as words like “coin” and “toy” with the same sound but different spelling choices), to the six different ways of pronouncing “ough”, not to mention the bizarre collection of words which utilise silent letters.

There is only one way in which dyslexic students can learn the spelling choices for the many different phonics and homophones, and that is through a structured reading and spelling programme.

Which is exactly what MSL has devised: the complete reading and spelling rescue programme.

This programme covers all the 90 different spelling and sound rules and adds in ten sections on issues such as word patterns, suffixes, prefixes, homophones and irregular final syllables, making 100 topics in all.

The 90 rules and associated topics can be seen on our website where you can see the structured order of teaching that we have introduced.

What we have then done is broken these 100 topics down into 20 modules, presented in an order which allows students to use the spelling rules as soon as they have learned them.

As a result of this structured approach, which includes placement & progress tests, you can introduce a dyslexic pupil or student to the sequence from the very start. You can also begin work at a point where the individual will be revising key points, before moving on to areas of weakness, where his/her knowledge becomes erratic.

A copiable version of each module costs £29.99, or you can order five modules together on a CD for £80 plus VAT. All 20 modules are available for £450.

You can order the Reading and Spelling Rescue Programme in any of these ways:

  • On our website (where you can also see full details of the programme)
  • By phone on 01604 505000
  • By fax to 01604 505001
  • By email to
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Highgate House, Creaton, Northants, NN6 8NN


The perfect parents’ evening – and how to achieve it

In the perfect parents’ evening everything runs without any hitches.

In the perfect parents’ evening every parent gets allocated a time slot which is just right for him/her.  And nearly everyone allocated a time turns up in the right place at the right time.

In the perfect parents’ evening no one over runs, and everything moves smoothly from the opening appointment to the final discussion.

And that leaves but one question: how do we create the perfect parents evening?

Here’s the answer:

A parent logs into Parent Teacher Online and then

  1. Enters the time he/she wishes to arrive at the school,
  2. Indicates the teachers he/she wants to see (our software will automatically create the shortest possible schedule),
  3. Receives the interview schedule either digitally or as a printed file.

Which leaves the parent with just one remaining problem: to arrive at the school.  (Sadly, we don’t yet operate a nationwide transport system to help with this point, but we’re working on it.)

Our system takes an average parent 3 minutes to use, at the end of which each parent will have scheduled all of their appointments.

And here’s the bonus:

We are now offering a discount of 20% off the usage fee for the next 2 years if you sign up before the end of July 2013.

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