We hope that you are excited about taking part in our project – we are really looking forward to meeting you soon!

If your school has agreed to take part in ALP, two researchers will come and visit your class for a few weeks. Your teacher will tell you when this will happen. One of the researchers will come and take you out of class to do some fun activities, like reading and listening to sounds. A lot of the activities are on laptops and you will be asked to wear headphones so that you can hear really clearly.

All the researchers are very nice and you will not be forced to do anything you don’t want to do. At the beginning of each session, you will be asked if you want to stay or return to class. However, we are sure that you will enjoy doing our tasks!

In some of our activities, you will hear sounds made by aliens, and learn to play back the sounds by pressing the alien picture on the laptop screen. This measures your attention to sounds. You need to be able to listen carefully to the sounds in words in order to learn to sound out words when reading.
Here's what some of the activities will look like:

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