Who is IDL?

In the mid-1980s, educators collaborating with the Starcross Educational Research Association introduced the concept of IDL. In 2012, the "Lifting Barriers" programme, funded by the Big Lottery, facilitated the further development of IDL for implementation within school environments, working with SENCO leaders. Over three years, IDL was implemented in 120 primary and secondary schools in the North West region. The primary objectives were to demonstrate improvements in reading and spelling abilities and enhancements in self-confidence and self-esteem among students with dyslexia or dyslexic-like challenges. The results indicated an average advancement of 11 months in reading and spelling ages, achieved with just 26 hours of usage.

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What is IDL Literacy?

The IDL Literacy intervention software is an interactive multi-sensory system designed to aid learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties to increase their reading and spelling skills.

The programme was designed to lift the barriers to learning for those with dyslexia and dyslexic-type difficulties. It can also be effective for all learners as a school-wide literacy software solution.

The IDL specialist software delivers literacy and dyslexia intervention to pupils with low literacy ability. IDL has been proven to increase reading and spelling age by 11 months after just 26 hours of use; however, most schools record increased reading and spelling skills by 2 to 3 years after 26 hours of use.

IDL intervention software is a proven, flexible, cost-effective solution to meet your school and learners' needs perfectly.


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Why Should I Purchase IDL Literacy?

IDL's primary goal is to provide learning support to those most in need, with thousands of learners using our software globally. IDL was developed to support the growing number of young people falling through the gaps in literacy and numeracy.

By choosing IDL:

  • Enjoy an unlimited user license, enabling use with as many learners as needed across just as many devices.
  • Experience a user-friendly interface that simplifies lesson planning automation and provides instant access to student progress.
  • Access free supplementary resources, including Animated Maths Tutorials, Literacy and Numeracy Screening, and Times Tables practice.
  • Benefit from touch typing exercises and subject-specific spelling activities, ideal for homework assignments and exam preparation.
  • Empower students to work independently with minimal tutor supervision, fostering self-reliance and confidence.
  • Utilise our apps, designed for iPads and tablets, ensuring flexibility and accessibility from any device with an internet connection, regardless of your location.
  • Recognise and reward pupil progress with downloadable certificates.
  • Monitor individual and group improvement through progress reporting and graphical representations.
  • Count on our dedicated technical support team and customer service advisors, ready to assist with any inquiries.
  • Access complimentary training opportunities for all staff throughout the year, enhancing proficiency and effectiveness in implementing our programs.

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Is IDL Literacy Software Effective?

IDL software is the trusted educational solutions provider for thousands of schools and education facilities across the globe. Here is what a few of our schools have to say about IDL:

"We would like to continue with IDL next year as we have found the programme has had a fantastic impact not only academically but socially and emotionally" (Lucy Whitehead, St. Andrews C of E, Ashton).

"All the pupils enjoy completing the lessons and say they feel more confident trying to spell words in class" (Janette Williams, Corpus Christi Catholic High School).

"I am very impressed with IDL. Many of the schools that I support across the North West that are using it are seeing lots of pupils making real progress" (Dr Ian Corban, Chartered Educational & Child Psychologist/Therapist).

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