Toe By Toe® Multi-Sensory Literacy Workshop

Multi-Sensory Literacy Workshop

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019

Location: Maynooth University, North Campus
Callan Building – Ground floor – Room CB4

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Time: 18:30-21:30

Fee: €35

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About Toe By Toe

Toe by Toe is a highly structured reading manual that teaches basic literacy skills to learners of all ages using a phonics-based method. The programme is a series of step-by-step activities, contained in one book, with instructions for the teacher or coach provided for each activity. The programme is designed for specialist and non-specialist instructors so parents and reading mentors can operate the programme.

It is recommended that the programme is used daily for 20 minutes and implemented exactly as described in the instructions. It takes approximately five to six months to complete the entire programme, however it has been implemented over shorter periods of time.

Regardless of the nature or severity of students’ literacy problems, whether a child, adolescent or adult, nearly all can learn to read using Toe By Toe.

The speed of progress may differ for individual students, but, with systematic daily intervention, the improvement in reading age will be truly remarkable.

A child or adult may have reading problems due to a variety of reasons including:


Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Auditory processing disorder (APD)


Special Educational Needs (SEN)

‘Decoding’ difficulties

Whatever ‘label’ is applied, Toe By Toe will make a difference. It helps school children with well below average reading ages to not only recover those ‘lost years’, but leap to the top of their class.

Dyslexia and Toe By Toe

Toe By Toe is an evidence-based approach that has transformed not just tens or hundreds, but thousands of lives. From primary school children ridiculed by their peers for their ‘slowness’. To teenagers heading on the wrong path because they felt marginalised and ‘stupid’ for their poor reading skills. To illiterate and semi-literate adults in the prison system, repeat offenders unable to hold down a steady job on ‘the outside’ because of their poor literacy skills.

Children previously classified by their schools as ‘dyslexic’ or having ‘Special Educational Needs’ are often re-classified after successfully completing Toe By Toe – as if they never had such a problem in the first place.

It has helped children and adults with ADHD or ADD to improve their reading where previously they had struggled.