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: WELCOME

  • 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?
  • Approaches to help dyslexia

Module 3: DYSLEXIA AND THE SCHOOL

  • The SEN code of practice
  • Roles and responsibilities in the school

Module 4: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTION

  • A graduated approach to assessment and intervention
  • Delivering interventions
  • Writing an EHC Plan
  • 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
  • Phonics
  • Colour
  • Writing and spelling
  • Maths
  • At home

Module 7: HOW TO TEACH A DYSLEXIC 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: HOW TO TEACH A DYSLEXIC PUPIL 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: HELPING A DYSLEXIC CHILD IN SCIENCE

  • Problems a dyslexic child will face in science.
  • Strategies for helping the dyslexic in science.
  • Strengths of the dyslexic science student.

Module 11: DYSLEXIA STRENGTHS AND REWARDS

  • Viewing dyslexia as a difference
  • Understanding dyslexia as a gift
  • Recognising the advantages of dyslexia
  • Turning negative traits into positive ones
  • Using dyslexic strengths
  • Preserving a positive attitude
  • Teaching others about dyslexia’s good side

Module 12: MORE TOOLS

  • Integrating the 6 Ls
  • Incorporating the 6 Rs
  • Using mind maps to organise information
  • Learning by differentiation
  • Retaining information with mnemonics
  • Using a KWL grid

Module 13: THE DYSLEXIC TEENAGER

  • The dyslexic at secondary/high school
  • Practical problems and how to assist
  • Socialising and making friends
  • Emotional problems
  • Handling criticism, bullying and name calling
  • How to support the dyslexic teenager

Module 14: HELPING ADULTS WITH DYSLEXIA

  • Addressing the educational background
  • Repairing self-confidence
  • Choosing a career
  • Preparing for the workplace
  • Dealing with disadvantages in the workplace
  • Getting help from the employer
  • Taking steps toward improvement

Module 15: HELPING ADULTS WITH DYSLEXIA

  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Suggesting a teaching or coaching programme
  • Delivering a teaching or coaching programme
  • Liaising with the school

Module 16: MARKETING

  • Sources of work
  • Print advertising
  • Writing an ad
  • Mailshots
  • A leaflet
  • Networking
  • Public relations
  • The internet. Your website
  • Client referrals

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