Dyslexia and Reading Difficulties:

A Solution For Both Children & Adults


Does your child, or a loved one, or maybe a student, have reading difficulties?

Have they been diagnosed as dyslexic, or show symptoms of dyslexia?

If so, you have probably seen and felt their pain and frustration.

You know they are bright. You know they are intelligent.

But due to their possible dyslexia and reading difficulties, decoding and understanding text is a huge challenge for them.

As a result, they are not realising their full potential.



Dyslexia solution with Toe By Toe

The Solution: Toe By Toe

Fortunately, there is a proven and affordable solution available.

With more than 500,000 copies purchased worldwide by parents, schools and teachers in the last 20 years, Toe By Toe 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-illiterate adults in the prison system, repeat offenders unable to hold down a steady job on ‘the outside’ because of their poor literacy skills.

Toe By Toe has helped them all.

Dyslexia solution with Toe By Toe

The Benefits of Toe By Toe

And in helping the ‘slow’ primary school child, the rebellious teenager, the repeat offender – and others! – overcome their dyslexia and reading difficulties, Toe By Toe not only dramatically improves a person’s reading age and ability.

Toe By Toe also improves a person’s potential for learning … their self-esteem … their confidence and belief in their own abilities and what they can achieve.

Who, How & When?

Who Can Toe By Toe Help? Toe By Toe supports any child or adult who has difficulty in decoding (reading unfamiliar words) or reading fluently.

Children and adults, teenagers and senior citizens, from 7 to  70 (and older!), can all benefit from following the Toe By Toe manual if they have difficulties in reading.

As these testimonies from parents of autistic children show, Toe By Toe has also proved successful for Autistic Children with reading difficulties.

How does Toe By Toe work? How is it taught and learnt?

The beauty of Toe By Toe is that a tutor doesn’t have to be trained in any field of education to help someone to study with the book.

In fact, Toe By Toe often works better with non-professionals as tutors as they do not have any pre-conceived notions about teaching and so simply follow the very detailed instructions contained in the book to the letter.

Toe By Toe Videos – A FREE (But Rich!) Resource

For parents and teachers who want to use Toe By Toe to help their child or students with dyslexia or reading difficulties to overcome their challenges, we a have a rich – but FREE! – resource of top quality videos to guide you, available on this site.

Check out these three Toe By Toe Videos.

  1. The Origins of Toe By Toe
  2. Starting to Work With Toe By Toe
  3. Nonsense Words & Syllable Division

And there is more! We have four Toe By Toe ‘How To’ Videos showing the following:

  1. Toe By Toe – The First Five Lessons
  2. Structure & Nonsense Words
  3. A Typical Lesson
  4. Reece’s Story

Check out these two Testimonials Videos. One is a glowing endorsement of Toe By Toe by a teacher who works with the book. The other, a student speaking in praise of what Toe By Toe has done for him.

And finally, there are two more videos showing Toe By Toe‘s success in helping many of the UK’s prison population overcome their illiteracy.

In Pat’s Bible – Toe By Toe a prisoner describes how his life was transformed thanks to learning how to read with Toe By Toe.

And last but not least, enjoy this fascinating short documentary about Toe By Toe in Prisons

A fascinating video how studying with Toe By Toe has transformed the lives of both prisoners and their tutors.

Incidentally, in relationship to our work with illiterate prisoners, read below what Best-selling author of the Harry Potter books JK ROWLING thinks about Toe By Toe.

Toe By Toe in Prisons

JK Rowling Praises Toe By Toe

“One of the most important books I’ve ever signed. Learning to read represents a significant turning in anyone’s life, and may be the one thing that makes a difference to help people in prison turn their lives around”

JK ROWLING inspecting the success of Toe By Toe working with dyslexic prisoners at HMP Edinburgh in 2008

A Testimonial From The Heart

Let 10-year-old Edward from the UK describe in his own heartfelt words how Toe By Toe transformed his life.

“Before Toe By Toe, I was living in a deep dark hole. Everyone else understood things and I didn’t. When I was given the book, I felt a rope ladder had been thrown down to me. It didn’t have any rungs… I had to build them myself and that has taken time. Now I feel I’m near the top and I can see daylight. I feel sorry for anyone stuck at the bottom.”

Edward Charlton (aged 10), Nantwich, Cheshire



Toe By Toe Author, Keda Cowling


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