The iDeaL Approach for Specialists

The iDeaL Approach for Specialists provides the tools and resources for independent intervention specialists to assess, teach and monitor progress of students with specific literacy learning differences. 

The iDeaL Approach for Specialists is not just a teaching method; it's a commitment to evidence-based practice rooted in extensive national and international research. As a user of the iDeaL Approach for Specialists, you join a national network of motivated specialists.

The pathway to accessing the iDeaL Approach for Specialists

To utilise the iDeaL Approach for Specialists, individuals must complete a straightforward application process, possess the necessary qualifications/training, and have relevant intervention experience.

Note: Applications are currently closed. Please check back later in the year.

One or more of the following prerequisite qualifications/training required to apply:

  • LMIT Certification

  • IMSLE professional training 

  • LETRS professional training 

  • Orton Gillingham training

  • iDeaL Consultancy PLD

  • SPELD training

And intervention experience.

What if I do not have a prerequisite qualification/training ?

If you do not have the prerequisite qualification(s) do not worry. Learning MATTERS has developed the Learning MATTERS Intervention Teaching (LMIT) Certification.

The LMIT training is a comprehensive 12-month (hybrid) training course, specifically designed to build your knowledge and practice as a specialist intervention practitioner. As well as developing extensive knowledge of systems of phonology, orthography, syntax, morphology and semantics, participants of LMIT will be supported in learning and administering quality intervention assessment tools suitable for creating diagnostic education plans for use during evidence-based instruction. Great emphasis will be placed on developing how to teach through various practicum requirements.

Ultimately, this professional development training course will enable you to develop extensive specialised knowledge in the Science of Reading. You will be equipped to teach in an intervention setting using a gold standard Structured Literacy approach that is diagnostic, explicit, systematic, cumulative and multi-sensory.

The LMIT Certification is an accepted prerequisite qualification as part of the iDeaL Specialist application process.


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