The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP)

Here at The Village we have literacy specialists trained in teaching struggling or reluctant readers. The specialist teachers use the UK dyslexia programme DALP. This programme was developed and refined by the specialist teachers in Dyslexia Action, with advice from their speech therapist and psychologist colleagues. Decisions on its structure and its scope were based on the experience of using the original Hickey programme with a wide range of children and adults for over 20 years. Its principles are that teaching should be multisensory, structured, cumulative, sequential and phonic. Teaching should be thorough with strategies for memory and over-learning built into it.

Current Use

Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme is currently used throughout the Dyslexia Action centres in the UK as a main teaching programme by specialist teachers in a 1:1 or small group setting, for teaching both children and adults. It is used in schools and colleges by specialist teachers.


The teachers of the DALP programme have graduated on an accredited postgraduate programme designed by Dyslexia Action and York University and are qualified to undertake initial diagnostic assessment and design of an instructional dyslexia programme.

 Sessions are run after school from 3pm – 4pm in blocks of 20. Progress is reviewed after 20 sessions and instructional strategies revised. 

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For more information please go to –  http://www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk/