Cued Spelling

Years/Age range


Type of children

Less able spellers, including some with SEN

Child/Adult ratio

1:1, or a pair of children

Length of intervention

3 x 15 minutes a week for 6 to 8 weeks

Brief description

This is a paired programme devised by Keith Topping and colleagues at the University of Dundee. It involves either parent and child or two children working together – in the latter case the roles of tutor and tutee may be fixed, or be reversed from time to time. A flowchart is provided as an aide-mémoire.


For reading accuracy, comprehension and spelling in Y2-6: useful

Further information