Rhymes (phonological awareness)

Subtest Level Recommendations

Rhymes (phonological awareness)

Very low (Accuracy SAS <75)

Check: Check the scores on Wock and Races to see whether there are general auditory problems, or if this is just a difficulty in phonological awareness.

Action: Phonological awareness training is essential – see page 95 of the CoPS manual for suitable activities and computer software. Most students respond well to this, but the dyslexic student may have more persistent problems. Without phonological awareness training, the student will find phonics work difficult and may develop an over-reliance on visual strategies in reading.

Below average (Accuracy SAS 76-87)

Check: Check the scores on Wock and Races to see whether there are general auditory problems, or if this is just a difficulty in phonological awareness.

Action: Phonological awareness training is recommended – see page 95 of the CoPS manual for suitable activities and computer software. Most students respond well to this, but the dyslexic student may have more persistent problems. Without phonological awareness training, the student will find phonics work difficult and may develop an over-reliance on visual strategies in reading.

Slightly below average (Accuracy SAS 88-94)

Check: Check the scores on Wock and Races to see whether there are general auditory problems, or if this is just a difficulty in phonological awareness.

Action: It is suggested that phonological awareness is regularly monitored for this student. Phonological awareness training may be required – see page 95 of the CoPS manual for suitable activities and computer software.