Literacy Software Overview

The IDL Literacy Intervention is a speaking-computer based multi-sensory system which supports learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling ages. The programme was specifically designed for those with dyslexia and is used as an intervention but can also be used effectively as a school wide literacy solution.

Over the last 40 years numerous research studies have shown that IDL Literacy is a proven solution for increasing the reading and spelling ability of pupils with dyslexia and other learning difficulties, including dyspraxia and Meares – Irlen Syndrome, by an average of 11 months after just 26 hours of use.

Is the IDL Literacy Software Effective?

IDL Literacy is proven to increase reading and spelling ages in both primary and secondary school learners. For these students, the software provides the missing step in their literacy development.

The Literacy software incorporates all aspects of a balanced literacy programme and is structured, yet flexible enough to cater for individual differences. In addition to covering the reading process from phonological awareness to fluency, the software includes components that improve spelling, handwriting, vocabulary and comprehension skills.

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Developed around five basic principles


Multi Sensory Lessons

IDL uses sight, sound, touch, and voice to improve literacy and mathematical ability. Links are made between the visual, auditory and tactile pathways.


Progress Monitoring

Teachers can easily see how pupils are achieving against expected standards for their age group along with identifying areas they are struggling with most.


Simple To Use

IDL has been simply designed to make it easy for pupils and teachers to use. Pupils are able to work independently or with minimum supervision, whilst teachers can track and monitor progress effortlessly.


Independent Learning

Pupils are able to work independently on the programme, allowing for larger intervention groups.


Available Anywhere

Pupils can use IDL from school or at home, on a computer or tablet. The cloud is used to store pupil progress so they can pick up where they left off.

IDL Video Guide

IDL Video Guide

This video is an entire walkthrough of the IDL Literacy programme.

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