Pupils are taught sound/letter links gradually, in a structured way, starting with individual letter sounds and working up to the spelling patterns made by groups of letters such as "eigh" and "cian". Cursive handwriting is taught as each new letter or group of letters is introduced.

If a child is failing in class because his or her performance is limited by working memory capacity then structured learning activities are used to reduce the chance of failure. Complex tasks are broken down into simple steps which can be supported by external prompts or clues rather than overloading the working memory.

Dyslexics typically need far more reinforcement of the new things they have learned than do other children. Using different senses: oral, visual, and kinaesthetic, helps pupils retain information. Sequences may be learned in a multisensory way by chanting, singing, ordering pictures, or doing jigsaws. Exercises are done to improve auditory and visual memory.

Every lesson ends with a game that reinforces what has been taught that lesson. This helps develop in the child a positive attitude to learning and children find the lessons interesting and enjoyable.