Educational software

Educational Software

Wordshark is an effective, highly motivating program for reading and spelling, offering a database of over 10,000 words and more than 50 games to choose from.

Numbershark uses 50+ games and over 500 finely graded number topics to teach and reinforce numeracy in ways which add meaning and understanding to numbers.


About Nessy Learning

Nessy has been making fun, research based, educational software for children since 1999. During this time Nessy has developed a reputation for exceptional quality and has won the prestigious Educational Resources Awards three times. Nessy programs are used in over 10000 schools worldwide.


Nessy Reading and Spelling 

A professionally developed dyslexia remediation tool, Nessy Reading and Spelling consists of a series of 100 lessons divided over 10 animated islands. Applying the proven methods of the Orton Gillingham approach, students learn the core reading skills of phonological awareness, phonics, word recognition, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension and spelling. 

For a free 60-day trial Click Here. Please enter the activation code: BDA101 during the registration process.


Nessy Numbers

A powerful tool for helping students struggling with two common problems: multiplication tables and the telling of time on clocks with hands.  Students are guided through a series of exercises, learning in small steps until they achieve mastery.

Dyslexia Quest (Screening)

An effective, research based, fast and affordable dyslexia screening tool.  Nessy’s newly released Dyslexia Quest assesses strengths and weakness in working memory, phonological awareness, processing speed, visual memory, auditory memory and sequencing skills.

Professional Development

All teaching professionals should have a basic knowledge of dyslexia and reading disabilities in order to identify and properly support struggling readers in their classroom.

Nessy’s PD  program allows you to train when you want, where you want and on the device you want to use. Proceeded at your own pace through six fun, animated training modules and quizzes—no scheduling or presenter required!

Hairy Phonics

Using a structured approach, students are taught the 26 letter sounds and 44 phonemes of English. With a mastery of phonemic awareness students are then introduced to sound blending and sentence reading. 


Spellzone is an online English spelling resource written by a dyslexia specialist for students aged seven to adult.  Features include an Ability Test, Starter course, Main course and thousands of word lists for practice using activities and games.

IDL Literacy

IDL Literacy is a cloud based intervention software, specifically designed to help improve the reading and spelling ability of those with dyslexia and dyslexic tendencies.  In addition, it can improve the literacy skills of those with other barriers to learning. The programme consists of over 1,000 lessons, which provide structured, sequential learning with a multi-sensory approach.  

If you would like to trial IDL with up to five students for seven days, please click here to receive temporary login details for an IDL trial site.  Please quote the code: BDA-IDL