“My child has to work so hard to recall words for weekly spelling tests, it’s stressful for us all, they rarely get all the words right and they usually forget them when writing. Their confidence has taken a hit.”
“My child struggles to read words and break them down, they aren’t reading at their age level and seem to read a word one day and forget what is says the next day.”
“My child hasn’t had a Dyslexia diagnosis but they’ve got lots of traits.”
“Some of the intervention programmes just aren’t suitable for my child, they are in secondary school and still need help.”
As a level 7 Dyslexia tutor or suitably experienced tutor working with students with Dyslexia, I understand making your own resources can be time-consuming. Also finding a tool which can measure progress, is also a requirement for any intervention.
CodeBreakers® is a SSP programme which uses multi-sensory techniques.
In 2021, the UK government announced the Early Reading Framework which advocates the use of a systematic synthetic phonics (SSP) approach.
CodeBreakers® was written with the aim of providing a fun and Dyslexia specific intervention for students of all ages, which can be delivered by level 5 or suitably experienced tutors. Baseline tests, which can also measure progress, alongside populating IEPs, aim to make efficient use of your time. Prepared lesson plans further ensure teaching time is maximised. The clearly mapped pathway for student progression enables you to see how a student will progress through the programme.
Students don’t need a Dyslexia diagnosis to receive CodeBreakers®. In fact, we recommend it is used as an early intervention programme.
CodeBreakers® has been written by me, a qualified dyslexia tutor, with years of teaching experience. The programme is based on best practice gathered over the years. The resources are available to buy as PDF workbooks and optional lesson plans.
The bite-sized activities allow sessions to be broken into small chunks of learning each day, working at the student’s own pace. Many programmes rarely give an opportunity for over learning and it’s this which makes learning ‘stick’, along with multi-sensory techniques.
The step-by-step programme removes all the stress of looking for resources. All you need to do is print your workbook and deliver. There is the option of using our baseline tests to identify a start point on the programme or to informally measure progress (not standardised).
CodeBreakers is being used in some schools and some schools are participating in a pilot study. Statistics and updates will be made available.
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It has just arrived! Many thanks – just having a good look at it. First impressions… it’s fantastic!
Feedback from the learners I use it with is very positive – they love the variety of activities, particularly the dice games! I find it very easy to use and it is versatile too as a specialist using it. Really pleased it is going well!
They love the activities and structure CodeBreakers gives, I then supplement CodeBreakers with other things – functional skills, English and phonic comprehension. It is the CodeBreakers they prefer and they are making progress!
The CodeBreakers ‘How to’ videos are very clear and easy to follow – just the right length. A snapshot of each element that they can go back and refer to. I like! Well done – that will be loved!
CodeBreakers® Success Stories
Learners start tuition with CodeBreakers at all ages, some are primary or secondary school age, others are mature students.
We caught up with some of our learners to see how they were getting on.
“Since leaving school I got a place at the local football team academy. It was a two-year course and I now play and train in semi-professional football and completed a Level 3 Diploma in Sports and Coaching. I worked part-time saved and bought my first car and passed my driving test. After finishing my diploma, I decided I wanted a full-time job. I was successful at the interview working for a large leisure company and now work full time in housekeeping and maintenance”
Student, Staffordshire, Age 18
“After leaving school with a negative view of education, I later went on to work in the Youth Service. I’ve worked for many years as a volunteer with St John’s Ambulance and as an instructor. I have also worked as an ambulance technician for many years. I’ve now completed a university degree to qualify as a paramedic”.
Mature student, Staffordshire, Age 47
Our working mum in Derbyshire had been attending adult education but wanted a more personal approach to learning. Her aim was to be able to support her child with reading and spelling, once they became of school age. She’s now writing more complex sentences and reading with good flow and is passing on good skills for reading and spelling development to her child.
Working Mum, Derbyshire, Age 37
“I’ve successfully completed GCSEs which has now led to a Foundation Diploma in Art after completing the first year of a BTEC with a double star distinction and year 2 with a B. I’m now looking to complete further study in surface pattern design and complete work experience in 2 of the top pottery manufacturing companies in Stoke.
Student, Staffordshire, Age 18
“My GCSEs results were much higher than anticipated which resulted in attending Level 3 Sport Course at College, I’m now in year 2 and considering apprenticeship options”.
Student Staffordshire Age 17
“At the moment I am looking at post-16 options and considering a BTEC in Law and an additional accountancy course”.
Student, Staffordshire, Age 15
“Since leaving school I’ve been working in part-time jobs while continuing to study. Now I’m in an excellent full-time job formally training as an Engineer in the career I always wanted”.
Student, Staffordshire, Age 19
“I left high school with better GCSE results than expected. I’ve now started on a higher level course studying horticulture”.
Student, Staffordshire Age 16