The Reading Doctor makes reading simple

Dyslexia and Reading Tutor near You

The Reading Doctor offers private dyslexia and reading tutoring near you. It is a bespoke one-to-one intervention programme for kids of primary school age, through to teenagers. The methods are devised by Reading Recovery trained teacher, Deborah Salsbury, for children who are having difficulties getting to grips with reading.

The Reading Doctor methods are proven to raise attainment for 100% of pupils and help children with diagnosed conditions such as dyslexia, or other barriers to reading fluency, to develop strategies alongside a positive attitude to reading, enabling to them to become successful readers. We offer both face-to-face and online learning.


The Reading Doctor delivers a personalised programme, that identifies and builds on strengths and overcomes difficulties. The Reading Doctor methods go deeper than phonics teaching and utilise multi-sensory methods to ensure each pupil learns to read both for pleasure and to become functionally literate.

At The Reading Doctor, we have a ‘no excuses’ attitude, when it comes to teaching our pupils to read. Reading is an essential skill for accessing other areas of the curriculum and vital for adult life.
When we start working with a child struggling with their reading, we will do everything in our power to unlock their potential and enable them to overcome the barriers that have previously held them back. We teach the way that our pupils learn.

On entry, all pupils undertake a thorough Reading Assessment, so we are aware of existing skills and knowledge. We also identify gaps in learning. From this starting point we plan a bespoke reading programme, using high quality resources and methods delivered by ‘The Reading Doctor’. We track progress precisely and reflectively using The Reading Doctor methods and resources.

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Deborah Salsbury – The Reading Doctor – Do something that you are passionate about

The school employs a ´Reading Doctor´ who works with all pupils with a reading age of less than eight. This intervention has been extremely positive and over the last nine months, on average, these pupils´reading ages have improved by nearly two years.

OFSTED, 2019


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