Lifting Barriers - The Lottery Project
The IDL intervention was evaluated as part of a 3 year Lottery funded project named Lifting Barriers, (completed August 2014). Over that period 1,284 pupils from 120 participating schools across Blackpool, Preston and South Ribble along with a Dyslexia Centre in Leyland used IDL in order to target improvement in their reading and spelling levels.
Parents and children continued to anecdotally report improved school reports and increased scores in tests, at the end of year of the project. Several reported a decreased fear of reading aloud. The project’s additional benefits of improved quality of life, as well as the expected improvements in literacy, show that the project is added value to local individuals and communities.
The project set out to increase reading and spelling levels, thereby reduce stress, and increase self-confidence and self-esteem.