Not all children are getting enough attention when it comes to improving their reading skills.
Jason Hill, marketing and communications officer at Volunteer Reading Help, noted many kids are missing out on valuable one-to-one sessions.
He remarked studies show over 90 per cent of youngsters who receive individual support benefit from this in terms of motivation, self-confidence and communication, while 97 per cent see their reading ability increase.
Mr Hill observed schools have a responsibility to identify students who may have language learning issues and then offer them advice and guidance.
"A child may be reluctant to read aloud in front of peers or lack the confidence to engage in classroom activities, for instance," the expert remarked.
He went on to note that when a child has fallen behind, one-to-one intervention is the best course of action.
Mr Hill's comments come after the government unveiled measures that will see children from poorer backgrounds offered extra catch-up lessons if they have fallen behind with their reading and writing.