The next version of the WordChain game/application has just started heading out to schools for final testing.

WordChain is part of Betsy Sewell’s comprehensive reading programme “Agility with Sound”.

Created from her own experiences as a researcher, teacher, and mother of dyslexic kids, the “Agility with Sound” tackles the various problems with reading- decoding, comprehension, phonics and fluency.

WordChain forms one part of the programme, allowing readers to get the necessary practice in building their decoding skills so they can progress towards being confident, capable readers.

The initial WordChain app was so successful that we’re now up to WordChain 4. It uses a game structure, engaging graphics and a bit of cheeky humour to help struggling readers increase their abilities and grow their confidence.

The next goal for the programme is to get WordChain onto Apple’s App Store.