Unlike the majority of other reports on children’s reading, ‘Lost Girls: The overlooked children struggling to understand the written word’ shines a light on the girls who are struggling to read. The main premise is that a silent army of ‘lost girls’ is being overlooked because they are better at hiding their difficulties than boys.
The report explores:
- National trends based on an analysis of the New Group Reading Test
- How schools can spot undetected problem readers – and how to help them
- Why girls with reading problems can be hard to spot