Early Intervention Project (EIP)

The one-year Early Intervention Project (2015-16) is funded by the DfE and run by the British Dyslexia Association in partnership with Dyslexia Action and Springboard for Children.

In part, the project was conceived as a continuation of the previous Sound Check project; however, it aims to take the original design further by exploring the effectiveness of training teachers and teaching assistants to deliver the Sound Check intervention.

A further aim is the development and piloting of a 3 tier certification framework to provide a graduated route towards a whole school policy for supporting children with literacy difficulties. The framework, comprising Bronze, Silver and Gold levels, encourages, recognizes and celebrates best practice, enabling schools to deliver high quality provision and effective interventions.

43 schools across England are taking part in the project:

  • 3 schools receiving training in an Early Years pilot;
  • 6 schools in Hull/Scarborough receiving the Sound Check intervention and training to lead to Bronze Level certification;
  • 15 further Bronze Level schools;
  • 16 Silver Level schools;
  • 3 Gold Level schools, 1 each in Manchester, Leeds and Swindon.

The project will be completed on 31st March 2016 and a full report will be available in April 2016.

We are pleased to advise you can now download the following resources from the EIP project by clicking on the links below;

All teachers are teachers of SEND power point (Awareness of dyslexia)

Early Years at Risk Checklist

Primary School Dyslexia Checklist

Building an identification toolkit: portfolio version

Early years training power point

Literacy Leap framework criteria

Literacy Leap framework

Parent and Carer Workshop

Volunteer Management Manual for Schools

Parents holiday booklet

Final report - March 2016

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