I'm looking for a word/phrase that has a meaning which roughly contains the elements of being 'related to the previous points' and 'following from the previous points, but not in a causative way'.
Here is the exact excerpt that I am referring to. For context, this is an professional assessment report I am writing about a school student. It is deidentified.
"...It seems more likely, based on the information above, that X’s literacy skills have been a key barrier to his academic success. There is also likely a degree to which X’s motivation and engagement at school impact his learning, considering his negative self-perception, and relationship with school. Notably though, X’s perception of himself as a learner is closely linked to his literacy abilities, thus hopefully these two areas will improve reciprocally."
I have italicised/bolded 'notably though' because that is the part I am trying to replace. I also had 'however' there previously but it is also not quite what I want. While either of these would suffice, I am just looking for something with subtly different, which would fit perfectly.
"However" doesn't feel right because the idea is not negatively related to both of the previous points really. It is related, and follows from them, but not in a causative way or a 'similarly' way, just in a logical progression. I did also try 'relatedly' (which I have seen elsewhere on this site is arguably a word), but that also doesn't quite fully capture the connection.
'Notably though' also works there, but it too doesn't capture the relatedness of this idea to the previous two ideas.
I feel like the semantic features I'm looking for here are so subtle that I can't even put my finger on what they are. Basically I feel that the other words have elements of meaning that are appropriate, but also elements that are innapropriate.
I just want something that allows me to say "hey, this sentence just makes sense going after these two points. It doesn't follow them in a temporal or causative way, but it does come after them. It isn't similar or opposite, but it is related.
Does a better word exist!?
Thanks for your help!