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Developing whole-word recognition skills for these two common words

I teach this game to children aged 6 through to adults.  This game again contains two commonly-confused words, focusing the dyslexic or dyspraxic's attention on the visual difference between the two spellings.  This game also helps to improve awareness of word shape, as the dyslexic or dyspraxic can focus on the shape of the whole word and practise reading at a glance to differentiate and recognise these two words.  This is probably the easiest game of the Level Three Visual Discrimination Snap Games. 

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Learning to 'picture' these words and recognise each quickly

I teach this game to children aged 6 through to adults.  This fast-paced game to improve visual discrimination and rapid visual recognition skills focuses on the words 'their' and 'there', which are often confused by dyslexics or dyspraxics when spelling.  This game encourages the dyslexic or dyspraxic to a finer awareness of the differences in structure between these two similar-looking words which can aid in their spelling. 

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Improving awareness of readily-confused vowel pairs (digraphs) such as ao/oa

I teach this game to children aged 6 through to adults.  More advanced than Level One and Level Two Visual Discrimination Snap Games, Level Three focuses on visually-similar words containing four or five letters.  This particular game requires the players to discriminate quickly between the similar-looking words 'gaol' and 'goal'.  The difference here is in the vowel pair (digraph) at the centre of the word, which is particularly beneficial because dyslexics and dyspraxics usually need much practice at visualising from memory a pair of vowels in the correct sequence.
This fun game is also useful in practising fine motor-coordination skills. 

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Sarah Ablitt BA (Hons) PGDipSpLD
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Kettering, Northamptonshire, UK