Toe By Toe

Toe By Toe
A Highly Structured Multi-sensory Reading Manual for Teachers and Parents. This best selling resource in helping dyslexic pupils to read. For parents as well as practitioners. A highly structured multi-sensory one-to-one reading manual which can be used be either teachers, learning support staff or parents to establish reading skills.
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NZ$ 72.00 excluding GST
NZ$ 82.80 including GST
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You don't have to be trained in any field of Education to tutor with Toe by Toe.  In fact, the manual often works better with  non-professionals using it as they do not come to the task with any pre-conceived notions and thus simply follow the very detailed instructions to the letter.

No matter what the nature of the student's literacy problem, they can be taught to read using Toe by Toe.  The severity of their problem may only be reflected in the length of time needed to get through the book.  Indeed, if the system is used with a 'non-dyslexic' child (i.e. one without learning difficulties) the rapid improvement in reading age is truly astonishing.

Read more at the parent website

I used this book with my daughter.  We enjoyed using it and were impressed with how well it set her up for reading any book. It teaches the principle of decoding very effectively.  A very reasonably priced reading programme!

There is a also a great support group available for teachers on Facebook that you can join here.

TBT is the distillation of decades of trial and error research done by Keda Cowling, a classroom teacher in the North of England in the 70’s and 80’s. 

With daily intervention, it is perfectly possible for a parent to take a child through the whole scheme in three months or less. It may take much longer with some children but you will get there in the end.

Look at Stareway to Spelling and Stride Ahead with Reading after Toe by Toe.

Why We Use the Toe By Toe Phonic Test

The Toe By Toe Phonic Test tests a student’s phonetic knowledge. Students who struggle to pronounce the sounds of the Toe By Toe nonsense words correctly is a clear indication that they need help in improving their reading skills.

There are many different causes and reasons why some people have difficulties in reading text. Low intelligence is seldom the reason some people struggle to read! Indeed, some of the brightest and most intelligent children and adults can experience reading difficulties.

Common Causes of Reading Difficulties

Some common causes of reading difficulties include:

  • Dyslexia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Auditory processing disorder (APD)
  • Autism
  • Special Educational Needs (SEN)
  • ‘Decoding’ difficulties

Decoding Text with Toe By Toe

Toe by Toe helps any child or adult who has difficulty in decoding text. That is, reading unfamiliar words confidently and accurately. It also helps improve reading fluency. That is, reading without pausing or hesitating when confronted by an unfamiliar word.

To help struggling readers learn to ‘decode’ the written word better, we have devised the Toe by Toe Phonic Test. It includes a number of ‘nonsense words’ which have particular letter combinations poor readers typically have difficulty in reading.

The Toe by Toe phonic test is designed to evaluate a student’s phonetic knowledge. Students who struggle to pronounce the sounds of these nonsense words correctly is a clear indication that they need particular coaching to improve their reading skills.

Download the Phonic Test here

If your child or student gets a low rating on the test, they will most definitely benefit from using Toe By Toe.

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