With phonics strongly at its core, and using a ‘building block’ approach, Access Literacy stands out from other teaching resources in SEN in its supporting of older learners and adults who stuggle with literacy.

Access Literacy, written by Specialist Teacher Gina Brooks, is one of the highly successful Dyslexikit publications. Access Literacy is a structured, phonics based, literacy programme perfect for school, HE and FE, especially by busy teachers. Among the many teaching resources available Access Literacy stands out as a complete developmental SEN resource.

Materials That are Easy to Deliver and Understand

Specialist training in working with children with dyslexia is not essential. Access Literacy is easily implemented by teachers, SENCOs and Teaching Assistants. The programme offers full instructions at every step of the way, on every page, in detailed, jargon-free language. There is very little preparation to do; indeed, all the activities can be printed out in full colour from the CD ROM.

For learners, Access Literacy...

  • Develops reading, spelling and handwriting,
  • builds core skills and strategies for decoding and encoding literacy systematically and incrementally,
  • provides activities to develop phonological awareness, memory, and speaking & listening skills,
  • promotes active involvement in their learning,
  • provides opportunity for self-assessment,
  • raises self-esteem,
  • increases confidence.

For teachers and facilitators, Access Literacy...

  • provides ‘low level’ material to develop reading, spelling and handwriting skills and strategies concurrently and cumulatively,
  • provides detailed instructions with every activity about what to teach, when and how to teach it,
  • will help you respond to post inspection improvements required by Ofsted and Local Authorities,
  • tackles under-achievement in key areas,
  • reduces the time needed for preparation of materials to meet the diverse needs of students with literacy difficulties,
  • allows you to monitor student self-assessment in order to assess rate of progress and demonstrate gains,
  • will help you to provide evidence for parent, colleague and Local Authority meetings.