Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty and dyslexic learners face problems when processing words into meaningful information, but that doesn’t mean it’s a barrier to being skilled and achieving well in education. With about 10% of the UK population with some degree of dyslexia, it’s likely you will be supporting dyslexic learners. Learn how the condition affects children and young people, signs and symptoms, the importance of early identification, and teaching strategies.
This course is suitable for early years practitioners and educators in primary school, secondary school, and further education.
- Understand the condition and how it can affect reading, writing, spelling, and comprehension. Dyslexia isn’t just about literacy and affects other areas of learning. These areas will be outlined in the course.
- Find out about the other specific learning difficulties/disabilities associated with dyslexia
- Learn about the signs and symptoms of dyslexia in the early years, school aged children, and young adults. Persisting factors into adulthood will also be described.
- Understand the importance of early identification and Individual Education Plans
Advantages of this course
- You will have an insight into what it’s like to have dyslexia through personal stories, activities and tasks, and examples of how the written word presents to dyslexics
- You will be given case studies of effective practice in supporting learners with dyslexia in secondary and further education settings
- This course contains a style guide providing principles that can help ensure written materials consider the difficulties experienced by some dyslexic people and allow for the use of text to speech to facilitate ease of reading
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge