About Us

Hands On Teaching is an innovative and engaging approach to learning to read and spell. It prioritises teaching to students' strengths and uses multisensory methods to address difficulties. This program is suitable for students of all ages with literacy difficulties or dyslexia. By using an Active Learning approach, students develop their own strategies to learn and become independent learners.  

The Hands On Teaching program is owned by The Inclusive Learning Academy Limited in Lancashire, which offers tuition and assessment services for dyslexia and dyscalculia. For more information, please visit their site www.theinclusivelearningacademy.co.uk  


Hands on Teaching is based on the word lists and order of the textbook Alpha to Omega by Dr. Beve Hornsby, Frula Shear and Julie Pool, published by Heinemann Press.​ The late Miranda Swift is deserving of recognition for her contributions to the original creation of H.O.T. Her expertise and knowledge were instrumental in the development of the initial resources. May her contributions continue to inspire and benefit others for many for years to come.