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Literacy interventions

Literacy interventions can be used to boost understanding in different areas of literacy, including reading, writing and spelling. Literacy interventions are particularly beneficial for individuals with dyslexia. At HSR Psychology, we can set up tailored literacy interventions which fit the individual's needs.

Who is suitable for a literacy intervention?

At HSR Psychology any child or young person aged 25 years or under could be suitable for a literacy intervention, depending on their level of reading and language comprehension.

Literacy interventions could help young people who: 

Contact us to find out more about how a literacy intervention could benefit you and the people around you. We also provide specific spelling interventions, find out more.

What are the benefits of a literacy intervention?

 Literacy interventions provide a range of different benefits, including:

Followinga literacy intervention we will be able to provide a summary of recommendations for supporting the young person further. Recommendations help ensure that literacy skills are supported and developed further outside of the literacy intervention sessions.

What happens prior to a literacy intervention?

Following an initial discussion in which we decide literacy interventions will be eff can be carried out . Our process can be found below.

Our process

At HSR Psychology we ensure that we meet the needs of children and young people. To achieve this we ensure that any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work, is only carried out following an initial discussion.

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Having an initial discussion ensures any services we provide appropriately identify or address needs.

Our process for any specific assessments, intervention, or direct work is as follows:

Step 1: Contact us

We will usually be contacted by the child or young person, parent or carer, or another professional (eg education or health).

You can contact us or complete a referral

Step 2: Arrange an initial discussion

An initial discussion allows us to understand the background and your expectations of our involvement. Arrange an initial discussion

Step 3: Review our recommendations

Following an initial discussion we will send you an email that includes:

  • Next steps recommendations - to provide a bespoke package of support. For example:
    • Assessments
    • Reports
    • Information gathering
    • Meeting
    • Interventions
    • Consultancy
    • Reviews
  • Costing - we will provide costings for any services recommended.

Step 4: Let's get started

On receipt of the next steps recommendations and costing you can decide how to proceed. Once you have decided contact us to arrange the chosen services.

What happens during a literacy intervention?

Literacy interventions can vary depending upon the needs of the individual involved. Oftentimes, the specialist will already have an assessment report and so will know which areas of literacy to focus on during the intervention. A literacy intervention can involve the child or young person discovering which strategies are useful for supporting their progress in literacy. For example, the individual may benefit from a phonics intervention, which helps with sounding out words.

What happens after a literacy intervention?

After a literacy intervention the individual will often be prepared with effective strategies for maximising their potential in literacy. Following a literacy intervention, follow up sessions may be recommended if the child or young person begins to fall behind in literacy. Outcomes following a literacy intervention can be provided via a written report or verbally if preferred. 

Does a literacy intervention come with a report?

We will always recommend a report to you following an intervention, which will include what took place during intervention, the effect of the intervention and recommendations for the future. The report from a literacy intervention can be used for many reasons. Reasons for requesting a literacy intervention differ, and if a written report is not something you are interested in then feedback can be given verbally with a short summary. Read more about our reports.

Arrange an initial discussion

Arrange an initial discussion to find out how we can benefit your education setting. The initial discussion lasts 2 hours and is a starting point to identify needs. The cost is £180.

  • No waiting lists
  • Experienced psychologists
  • Includes recommendation summary

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Next steps...

Ready to get started? The next step is to speak to our team to find out more about the services we provide and how we can help. Call us on 0161 820 9229 or email

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