A simple and effective reading programme.
For parents and teachers of struggling students
Teaching struggling readers is hard.
Whether you’re a teacher or a parent, you’ve probably tried lots of
reading programmes but made little progress, which is soul-destroying when a child’s basic literacy is at stake. As a teacher, it’s disheartening when dyslexia and literacy issues in your school continue to grow year on year.
And if you’re a parent, you worry every day because your child’s confidence and happiness is suffering.
We believe that parents and teachers deserve a simple, effective, and engaging way to teach struggling readers.
A new approach.
Dcode combines the world-renowned Orton-Gillingham structured literacy approach with colour-coded phonics.
It is an engaging and interactive reading programme to turn struggling students into confident readers
With a step-by-step reading programme that's easy to teach, you'll experience:
It's heartbreaking to watch a child struggle.
Dcode creator and founder Mary Moran has specialized in dyslexic tutoring for over 30 years.
“I understand how desperate you feel when you’re responsible for a child who is struggling to read and nothing you do is making a difference.”
That is why I created Dcode. Based on the Orton-Gillingham structured literacy approach, and informed by decades of success teaching dyslexic students, Dcode is a unique reading programme that has worked for me over and over again. Professionals I have worked with agree.
“An excellent resource for struggling children”
Dr. Saoirse Mac Cartaigh, Chartered Educational and Child Psychologist.
It will work for you too.
We Are Part Of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland
I feel honoured and proud to be awarded a place on the prestigious SEI Impact Programme, 2022-23. On this programme I will be mentored and supported over the coming year by the team at Social Entrepreneurs, Ireland, and, along with the other four awardees, be guided on my journey to building a socially impactful enterprise. The motivation I got over the years from teaching wonderful
children, struggling from an inability to learn to read due to dyslexia, or some other neuro-diversity, has shaped my professional goal in life, which is to ensure every child learns to read effectively and confidently.
Teachers, parents, and children love Dcode.
"A Joy To Teach"
Mary has created a reading programme that is a joy to teach. Her years of experience with dyslexic students are evident in this ingenious system. She deeply understands the challenges that both readers and teachers face and has created a programme that overcomes them.
"Dcode is Different"
I find reading really hard and my Mum sometimes got cross when I didn't pay attention during our lessons. When we got Dcode, I found it really easy to remember the vowels because of the colours. Now I read every night by myself for fun. Dcode is different to the lessons I did before and I love it.
I have been using Dcode for 4 months. It's a great programme. Very easy to follow and the children love the bright colours. Highly recommend it.
"It's simple, it's engaging, and it works."
As a parent of a dyslexic son, who had been going to a specialised tutor for over 3 years, twice a week, and who was so tired of his lessons, I can tell you that Dcode literally changed our lives. I quickly learned how to teach it, and now my son loves it. It's simple, it's engaging, and it works.
Buy The Books.
Dcode services for parents and teachers.
Dcode Reading Programme
There are 8 books in the Dcode Reading Programme complete with drill cards, teacher manual, and short instruction video.
Many children will start reading confidently once they have completed Books 1-4.
More severely challenged readers may need to advance to the final 4 books.
Parent & Child Private Assessment
In this 45-minute private consultation with Dcode creator Mary Moran, your child 's reading level will be professionally assessed.
This is an in-person consultation.
Parents will be trained in how to teach the relevant part of the Dcode program so they can confidently start working with their child at home.
Teachers and parents will be trained in how to teach the relevant part of the Dcode program so they can confidently start working with their child at home.
Each seminar is tailored to overcome your specific issues by means of a focussed Q&A session.
Mary will address particular concerns around children under your school's educational care and teachers will learn how to use Dcode to help individual students.
Getting started with Dcode is simple.
Buy the books
Invest in the Dcode reading programme one book at a time
Watch the videos
Watch a short instructional video on how to take your student through each lesson.
Invest 15 minutes a day
And celebrate as your struggling reader overcomes a new challenge at each step.
Where we decode dyslexia for teachers and parents.
One More Reason For Hope For Dyslexics, Struggling Readers & Neurodiverse Students: More Teachers Complete Structured Literacy Training In Mullingar ETNS This Thursday Evening
Many thanks to the participants who travelled out to this intense face-to-face course in Mullingar over 5 Thursday nights, leaving warm homes and their families
LC23-124A LITERACY IN THE CLASSROOM HOW TO TEACH DYSLEXICS AND STRUGGLING READERS THROUGH STRUCTURED LITERACY (SL) SERIES OF SESSIONS
This is a series of evening face to face workshops with instructors Mary Moran and Paula Gilsenan which take place on September 21st & 28th;