How it works - the IDL Program.
What is the IDL System?It stands for Indirect Dyslexia Learning and has the following benefits:
- Specialist literacy computer programme, designed for dyslexic difficulties.
- Multisensory approach involving sight, hearing, touch and voice.
- Structured, sequential, cumulative learning programme.
- Repetition and overlearning opportunities are integral.
- Students work through a series of graded typed lessons based on a story format, interspersed with comprehension, grammar and spelling rules exercises.
- The IDL system contains over 900 lessons and has helped thousands of students make superb progress in reading and spelling for over 20 years.
- It also teaches students to work independently and to review and check their work.
AssessmentThe IDL initial assessment establishes:
- Reading and spelling levels.
- The most comfortable screen & text colours (Overlays can be bought for ongoing schoolwork).
- Suitable starting point on the IDL programme.
Touch Typing for Tactile Memory
- Touch typed patterns of finger movements support memory.
- Words are seen and heard simultaneously, touch typed and repeated.
- Lessons are read aloud, their voice is recorded and played back.
Emphasis in the IDL programme is on independent learning.
Students feel in control of their learning and progress without pressure or stress.
Tutors support and encourage students to work through the lessons at a comfortable rate to suit their own level.