Reading Interventions

The document 'What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties' by Greg Brooks published in 2013 has details of research based interventions (UK) and the impact they have on pupil progress.  Visit The Dyslexia SpLD Trust website and go to the References page.  It is free to download.

Laurance Haines Specific Learning Difficulties Base is a resource centre that strives to have up to date resources.  We have copies of various interventions for viewing by our outreach schools.  To view, please attend one of our open afternoon events (check the Inset page) or contact your link Base teacher to make an appointment.

Currently we have:

'What Works............' document

Toe by Toe - a highly structured one to one multisensory programme delivered daily

AcceleRead AcceleWrite - a time limited, one to one intervention using computer software

Freshstart - a phonics based approach to reading and writing for older children

RWinc & RWinc 1:1 Tutoring Kit - a daily catch up programme for younger children

Catch Up literacy - a structured one to one reading intervention

FFT Wave 3 - an early intervention for children in Year 1 who are struggling with early reading and writing

Other Interventions

Hi 5 - a tailored, time limited intervention for children at KS2 working at 2C in reading and writing

Sound Foundations - Bearing Away, Bear Necessities and Dancing Bears

Spell Wise - a structured, multi sensory intervention for early synthetic phonics

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Currently we are developing loan packs that our outreach schools can borrow for a couple of weeks to enable the school's senior leadership team to examine the resource before deciding if they would like to purchase directly from the publishers.

Loan packs that are available are:

Read Write Inc 1:1 tutoring kit



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This is an area we are developing and are hoping to expand as funding allows.

The Base has specialist teachers who are accredited trainers for the interventions FFT and High 5.  We offer training throughout the year for our outreach schools.  Please check the inset page.