When children enter school, they bring a wide range of prior experiences with language in verbal, visual and written forms. Their prior experience with language, especially oral language, provides the basis for literacy learning.
In these years students develop foundational skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Oral language plays a key role in learning to read and write.
Assessing the following aspects of knowledge in reading development will support in the identification of students with reading difficulties and dyslexia.