Enhancing Reading Intervention Knowledge (ERIK)
ERIK is an intervention program focused on reading in the early years of schooling.
It is made up of two parts: an assessment profile and a series of teaching pathways.
The assessment profile describes the student’s knowledge in a range of psycholinguistic and cognitive areas necessary for learning to read. The student’s performance on the assessment profile is used to determine an appropriate intervention pathway to meet the student’s needs.
The Teaching Pathways offers three intervention options:
- a Phonological Awareness pathway;
- an Orthographic Processing pathway, and
- a Comprehension pathway.
Each intervention pathway consists of up to 60 lessons, and is taught in 30-45 minute sessions, 3-5 days a week.
Intervention for dyslexic learners are delivered using the Orton Gillingham approach that underpins the fundamental principles of being:
- Structured, sequential and cumulative
- Direct and Explicit Instructions
- Simultaneously Multisensory
- Cognitive Approach
Students develop phonological awareness and phonics skills to gain automaticity in the recognition of phonetically regular words and high frequency words. Guided practice with an OG specialist teaches learners to apply spelling rule patterns and develop their skills in reading fluency and accuracy.
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