The Effectiveness of IDL Literacy - A Summary of Research

In recent years IDL Literacy has undergone significant development and growth – moving from a one-to-one learning model to a multi-sensory independent learning programme. This change has hugely extended the reach and usability of IDL, with the number of learners using the intervention increasing year-on-year. With this in mind, we have reviewed research findings into the effectiveness of the IDL programme to see if it is still a proven solution for increasing reading and spelling ability of pupils with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

The Effectiveness of IDL Literacy - A Summary of Research

IDL Numeracy Review

A summary of IDL Numeracy by Melanie Muldowney, Former chair of teaching committee at Mathematical Association - October, 2019.

IDL Numeracy Review

Accelerating Literacy

A case study of IDL Literacy written by Sarah Watson, the SENCO at Newton Bluecoat CE Primary School, Preston. Published in Special Children Magazine.

Accelerating Literacy

IDL Numeracy - Teach Primary Review

Read John Dabell's review of IDL Numeracy. Published in Teach Primary magazine - October, 2018.

IDL Numeracy - Teach Primary Review

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.

Lifting Barriers - The Lottery Project

Birmingham Council - IDL Literacy Pilot

Read about the success of IDL Literacy across Birmingham schools. Case study written by Avril Bull, Pupil & School Support Teacher, Birmingham City Council.

Birmingham Council - IDL Literacy Pilot

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