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69 Goodwood Rd
Wayville, SA, 5034

1300 66 99 40

Reading Doctor® Software is being described by educators as a breakthrough in teaching children to read and spell. Our computer software and tablet apps strengthen skills found through research to be crucial in helping students of all ages to improve their literacy skills. Teaching vital reading skills such as phonological & phonemic awareness, letter-sound knowledge, decoding and sight word recognition is easy with our unique, multi-sensory, patent pending teaching platform. Reading Doctor® Software is designed by leading speech-language pathologist and reading development expert Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD. Regardless of whether you are a teacher, a reading specialist, a person learning English or a parent, we sincerely hope our programs become your favourite teaching tool!

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Swap sounds or letters

The 'swap sounds' and 'swap letters' tools can be used to write irregular words that contain unusual letter-sound patterns, such as the words 'was, said' and 'you'. To use the 'swap sounds' or 'swap letters' tools, write the word with letter-sound tiles, then tap on the "tools" button:

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You can swap sounds with another letter-sound tile by using the 'swap sounds' tool:

To swap a speech sound from a tile in the word you wrote: 

  1. hold down the 'swap sounds' tool until it pops out
  2. drag it over the tile you would like to change the sound for
  3. drop it on the tile
  4. pick up a tile with the speech sound you need
  5. drop the new tile onto the tile you want to swap sounds with   
In this case, the instructor uses the 'swap sounds' tool to show the student that the 'ou' part of the word 'you' corresponds to an /oo/ sound, as in 'spoon'. 

In this case, the instructor uses the 'swap sounds' tool to show the student that the 'ou' part of the word 'you' corresponds to an /oo/ sound, as in 'spoon'. 

 

You can swap letters with another letter-sound tile by using the 'swap letters' tool:

 

To swap letters from a tile in the word you wrote: 

  1. hold down the 'swap letters' tool until it pops out
  2. drag it over the tile you would like to change the letter pattern for
  3. drop it on the tile
  4. pick up a tile with the letter pattern you need
  5. drop the new tile onto the tile you want to swap letters with  
In this case, a student wrote 'yoo' for 'you'. The instructor used the 'swap letters' tool to show the student that they wrote the correct sound but that the last two letters in 'you' are 'ou' instead of 'oo'.

In this case, a student wrote 'yoo' for 'you'. The instructor used the 'swap letters' tool to show the student that they wrote the correct sound but that the last two letters in 'you' are 'ou' instead of 'oo'.