Adults who have experienced literacy and numeracy difficulties throughout their schooling can benefit from intensive and targeted interventions.

When considering the ongoing nature of learning difficulties, many adults have found it far more challenging to improve their underlying reading, spelling, writing and/or maths skills independently, and without the support of a specialist tutor or teacher. 

To improve literacy and numeracy skills, adults require a high level of explicit teaching, utilising a structured and cumulative teaching program that considers their individual challenges and interests. For adults who are interested in further developing their literacy and numeracy skills, there are a number of options available:
  • DSF has a register of tutors and specialist teachers who provide a structured, explicit, cumulative and multisensory approach to literacy and numeracy instruction. 
  • Alternatively, you can access tutoring through organisations such as “Read Write Now”, a free tutoring service run by volunteers.
  • There are a number of resources that could be utilised at home, with the support of a family member. However, it should be noted that many of these programs are designed for younger learners.


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