What is Toe By Toe?

What is Toe By Toe ? In very simple terms, Toe By Toe gives people with reading difficulties the ability to read.  More than 500,000 people with reading difficulties, of all ages, have greatly improved their reading fluency and comprehension due to systematic use of the Toe By Toe manual.

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Who Can Toe By Toe  Help?

Regardless of the nature or severity of students’ literacy problems, the vast majority can learn to read using Toe By Toe.

The severity of the problem may slow the process down but – with systematic, daily intervention  – the improvement in reading age will be truly remarkable.

Developed over 25 years of painstaking, trial and error research, Toe By Toe will help any child or adult with their reading difficulties.

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

  • Dyslexia
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Auditory processing disorder (APD)
  • Autism
  • 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.

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.

UK prisons successfully used Toe By Toe helping thousands of illiterate prisoners learn how to read.

People with autism have also been helped by Toe By Toe.

Toe By Toe has successfully helped both children and adults for whom English is not their first language and is widely used Singapore, Hong Kong and in international schools worldwide.

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How Does Toe By Toe Work?

Toe By Toe is essentially a decoding book.

Typically, the inability to ‘decode’ text and the written word is at the core of reading difficulties.

Children and adults who struggle to read fluently have difficulty in reading unfamiliar words confidently and accurately.  Reading fluently, without undue hesitation when confronted by an unfamiliar word, is often a challenge.

Fortunately, Toe By Toe is the best treatment for anyone struggling to read.

With this method, students learn to convert letters (or groups of letters – words) into the appropriate sounds.

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Who Can Teach Toe By Toe ?

The beauty of Toe By Toe is that you don’t have to be trained in any field of education to tutor Toe By Toe. In fact, the manual often works better with non-professionals as they do not come to the task with any pre-conceived notions about ‘how to teach.’ As a result, a parent, family member or friend, even an elder sibling, could potentially tutor a student who would benefit from studying Toe By Toe.

This is because more than 25 years of fieldwork went into the development of the Toe By Toe system. It is this research that makes the Toe By Toe method so easy to use. Just simply follow the very detailed instructions given in the book to the letter.

The unique syllable division employed by Toe By Toe is very easy to use. Once a phoneme (the sound of a letter or combination of letters) has been taught using the ‘polynons’ (nonsense words), these rules can then be applied to any multi-syllabic word and students find a whole new world of reading opening before their eyes.

Regardless of the nature of students’ literacy problems, they can be taught to read using Toe By Toe. The severity of their problems may only be reflected in the length of time needed to get through the book. The rapid improvement in reading age is truly astonishing.

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Why Toe By Toe ?

Keda Cowling, who devised the Toe By Toe system, was inspired to adopt the label Toe By Toe thanks to a grateful parent.  The child’s mother told Keda that she could see how the system worked:  “Progress by tiny steps – almost one toe at a time…”

Thus, the name of Keda’s system was coined:  Toe By Toe.  As that mother had come to understand, students learning to read with Toe By Toe tend to make progress by the tiniest steps.  Not ‘stride-by-stride’ or even ‘step-by-step’, but rather – one toe at a time…

Furthermore, even though the individual steps are small, students and their tutors can clearly measure progress right from the first page.  Not only are reading skills and comprehension greatly improved but confidence and self-esteem are given a boost.  An immediate sense of progress is essential for struggling readers and this the system provides right from the first page.

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What is Toe By Toe? The solution to reading difficulties