Why Toe By Toe Many people ask about the name ‘Toe By Toe’

The answer is a very simple but instructive one

Keda Cowling, the author who created the system, chose the name Toe By Toe as a result of a comment from a parent.   A grateful mother had told Keda that now she could see how it worked:

“Progress by tiny steps – almost one toe at a time…”  The mother was absolutely correct, of course.  Students with reading difficulties tend to make progress by the tiniest of steps.  Not ‘stride-by-stride’ or even ‘step-by-step’, but rather – one toe at a time.

Thus the name, Toe By Toe

However, even though the steps taken are small, students and their tutors can clearly measure progress right from the first page.  Not only are reading skills and comprehension greatly improved, but confidence and self-esteem grow in equal measure.

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Toe By Toe Manual
The Toe By Toe Manual has given THOUSANDS of children, adolescents and adults with reading difficulties the gift of reading.
Stride Ahead Manual
The Stride Ahead Manual is for anyone who can read, but who still has difficulty in understanding what they read
Stareway To Spelling Manual
The Stareway to Spelling Manual ensures that any student can read and spell the 300 most used words in the English language quickly, confidently and accurately.

Best-selling author of the Harry Potter books JK ROWLING
praises Toe By Toe
and our work with illiterate prisoners

“One of the most important books I’ve ever signed. Learning to read represents a significant turning point in anyone’s life, and may be the one thing that makes a difference to help people turn their lives around”

JK ROWLING inspecting the success of Toe By Toe working with dyslexic prisoners at HMP Edinburgh in 2008


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