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An exciting innovation to help children with reading. Particularly suitable for dyslexic readers.
What is the CoolerRuler?
Created and patented by an experienced Special Needs teacher, the CoolerRuler is a simple device which, if used properly, will make a difference from the first moment it's put to work. It's discreet, easy to use and replaces the child's normal school ruler.
Advantages of the CoolerRuler
- The bulk of the ruler screens words on lines above and below, making it easy to focus on the line being read
- Sliders can be moved to expose only a small (and easily-read) part of the word
- Promotes independent reading
- Has the appearance of a normal school ruler and can be used as such
- Has a built-in measurement scale for left-handed working, enabling users to rule a measured line from right to left
We are delighted to announce that the Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre fully supports the CoolerRuler. Principal Bernadette McLean has offered help with the research and says:
"I think this is a very valuable, multi-sensory tool which is based on good, sound teaching practice. We are looking forward to being able to sell the CoolerRuler in our shop."
Sally Bruce has worked as a special needs teacher at primary, secondary and adult level since the early 1990's. This new section offers a weekly tip to help any student become more successful and is especially geared towards those who find it difficult to be organised in their learning. Some are aimed at younger or older pupils, but most are helpful for all ages.
- One in six children leaving primary school are unable to read to the required standard
- Accessing the National Curriculum
- Helen Arkell Dyslexia Centre
We were recently featured in the TES: "At first glance, CoolerRuler is just one of those 30cm transparent plastic classroom rulers. But stop, look more closely: this is also a deceptively simple and unobtrusive aid for children who struggle with reading and need to break words down..."
Read the full article here.
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