Dyslexia Course
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It's a good course – not too complicated but detailed enough to be useful. I can do it on my laptop at home – it makes it easier to learn – it's not like being in a classroom.
Ann, Glenrothes
I was really worried about Mark because he didn't seem to be getting enough support from school, even though I was pushing them. But since I've started on the course, I'm more sure of my ground so I can talk to his class teacher better.
Maria, Cheam
As my two children are now in school I want to go back to work, and I'm interested in dyslexia because my son seems to be reluctant to read. The course is helping me personally and also will give me a qualification that will help me get a job in a school.
Jane, Streatham

Accredited Diploma in Dyslexia Course Contents and Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Dyslexia: What it is and what it isn't.

  • What is dyslexia?
  • What are the key indicators of dyslexia
  • Research
  • Who has dyslexia?
  • Specific Learning Difficulties

Module 2: Causes of Dyslexia

  • Current Research
  • What Causes Dyslexia? Part One
  • Biological, Lower Activity, The Hemispheric Balance Theory
  • What Causes Dyslexia? Part 2
  • Visual Difficulties, Temporal Processing Theory, Cognitive.
  • What Causes Dyslexia? Part 3
  • Auditory Difficulties, Automaticity, Working memory, Social Interactive Theory
  • Approaches to Help Dyslexia
  • Multisensory learning
  • Cross-hemisphere learning
  • Auditory and Visual approaches
  • Diet
  • An Educational Psychologists point of view.

Module 3: Dyslexia and the School

  • Roles and Responsibilities: Local Educational Authority, Headteacher and Governing Body
  • Roles and Responsibilities: SENco and class teacher, and TA's

Module 4: Assessment and Intervention

  • Stage or Wave 1 Graduated Approach to Assessment and Intervention
  • Stage or Wave 2 (School Action) and Stage or Wave 3 (School Action Plus)
  • Writing an Individual Education Programme (IEP)
  • Exams

Module 5. The Diagnosis of Dyslexia and its Effects

  • Identifying, Screening, Testing and Diagnosing
  • Getting A Child Tested
  • The Test
  • Concerns for a parent

Module 6: How can you help?

  • Reading
  • Writing and Spelling
  • Maths
  • At home

Module 7. Teaching a pupil to read

  • Reading ages
  • How to choose appropriate reading materials
  • Teaching a dyslexic child to read
  • Individual letter shapes
  • Study skills / building self confidence
  • How to test a child's reading
  • Standardised reading tests
  • Teaching reading using a multisensory approach

Module 8. Teaching Maths

  • Techniques for teaching maths
  • Multiplication and division
  • Study skills / building self confidence
  • How to test a child's maths ability

Module 9. Teaching how to write and spell

  • Writing equipment
  • Teaching a dyslexic child to write
  • Teaching a dyslexic child to spell
  • Spelling rules
  • Syllables
  • Study skills / building self confidence
  • How to test a child's writing and spelling

Module 10. How to work as a Dyslexic advisor

  • Undertake diagnostic tests
  • Provide your services as a dyslexia expert
  • Provide after-school one-to-one coaching for dyslexic young people

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