Journal of Research in Special Education Needs (2013)

Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs (JORSEN) is an established online forum for the dissemination of international research on special educational needs. JORSEN aims to publish original research, literature reviews and theoretical papers on meeting special educational needs, create an international forum for researchers to reflect on, and share ideas regarding, issues of particular importance to them such as methodology, research design and ethical issues, and reach a wide multi-disciplinary national and international audience through online publication

An evaluation of the use of Lexia Reading software with children in Year 3, Northern Ireland (6‐to 7‐year olds)

McMurray, S.


This paper evaluates the impact of Lexia Reading software on the progress of children experiencing reading difficulties in four Northern Ireland Schools. The program is designed to raise reading standards through a phonics-based approach to learning to read. A key feature of the software is the use of an ‘assessment without testing’ tool, to accurately place children on the program and to adapt the program to meet the individual needs of each child.

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