About the Literacy Service

General information about the Literacy Team and who they work with. 

Who we are

The Literacy Service is a team of dedicated staff who specialise in providing support to children and young people with an identified Special Educational Need in Cognition and Learning, specifically literacy difficulties.

The team works throughout Northern Ireland with children and young people from primary to post primary education age. 

What we do

We provide support to children with learning difficulties in literacy / dyslexia who have been referred to us through the EA Psychology Service.

We work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills of children and young people.

Support from the Service can involve:

  • Teaching to help improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills;
  • Support on an individual basis depending on the child’s needs;
  • Guidance on how to access and use assistive technology to support literacy development;
  • Provision of information and resources to help parents support their children’s literacy development at home; 
  • Provision of training to schools in the areas of literacy difficulties; and 
  • Development of partnership working with parents and schools.

Who we work with

We work with:

  • Other EA support services;
  • External agencies including schools and Health and Social Care Trusts;
  • Public Health Agency; and
  • Families and carers of children and young people.

A number of professionals may be involved and GDPR guidelines are adhered to at all times with permission gained from those with parental responsibility to discuss any child. 

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Contact the Literacy Service

The Literacy Service Team can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, learning difficulties in literacy and dyslexia.