After years of research, professional development (both nationally and internationally), monitoring student progress and working with 1000’s of students with dyslexia, their teachers and families, we have seen the same incredible progress time and time again. How? By using an explicit and evidence-based approach to teaching literacy, known as Structured Literacy.
Structured Literacy is an approach to the teaching of reading, writing and spelling that is founded on an extensive multidisciplinary body of evidence-based research called the science of reading.
Learning MATTERS set out to find an effective and efficient way to inform and equip educators with the tools and resources to teach with this approach across New Zealand.
This is why Learning MATTERS has developed the iDeaL Approach to Structured Literacy and the Learning MATTERS Intervention Teaching (LMIT) Certification.
We are a passionate team with an overarching goal to support an andragogical and pedagogical shift in literacy practice to ensure literacy outcomes are lifted for students in New Zealand. We believe this can be achieved through clear and consistent direction and with a Structured Literacy approach that aligns the explicit and systematic teaching of literacy to learners of all abilities.