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What you will learn:
  • What is Dyslexia?
  • The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia
  • Types of Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia and Phonics
  • Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling
  • Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening
  • Dyslexia and Mathematics
  • Dyslexia and Science
  • Dyslexia and Creativity
  • Dyslexia for ESL (English as Second Language) Learners


Study Dyslexia Online Course and Learn Everything About Dyslexia

Our Dyslexia Awareness Certificate course offers students the ability to learn all about the condition, and how it can be handled. This course is full of information that will help you not only learn to deal with dyslexia yourself, but also how to help children or others who you come in contact with. This is an excellent course for teachers or for others who wish to learn more about this condition.

Dyslexia is a difficult condition to treat, but there are methods that can make learning easier for those who have been diagnosed. This course will give you an overview of the types of dyslexia, and what type of support and treatment is available for the condition. 

This is an internet-based training course that gives students the opportunity to study the material when it’s convenient. Many people who take the course can work a full-time job while they study, which helps them to easily achieve their goals of learning about dyslexia.

What you will learn from our Dyslexia Online Course

  • An introduction to dyslexia
  • The causes of dyslexia
  • How is dyslexia diagnosed
  • An overview of the different types of dyslexia
  • How dyslexia affect phonics, writing, spelling, and speaking
  • How dyslexia affect math and science skills and creativity
  • What it’s like to live and work with dyslexia
  • What conditions often occur along with dyslexia
  • The treatments for dyslexia
  • What laws are in place to protect those with dyslexia

Dyslexia Online Course - Requirements

The Dyslexia Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Dyslexia Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

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Dyslexia Online Course Outline

Module 1: What is Dyslexia

It is a reading disorder that is categorized by the inability to read, write, spell, and sometimes speak as a person should

Understanding Dyslexia

  • It is not laziness or lack of intelligence
  • It is a common condition that can affect how the brain processes both spoken and written language
  • Children who are diagnosed will not outgrow the condition

The Causes of Dyslexia

  • Heredity
  • The Anatomy of the Brain
  • Brain Activity

The Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • Difficulty recognizing letters in the alphabet
  • Struggling to match letters to sounds
  • Difficulty forming sounds into words
  • Struggling to pronounce words and phrases correctly

The Diagnosis of Dyslexia

  • Going Through a Medical Examination
  • Referral to a Specialist
  • Putting it Together

Module 2: The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

Doctors and scientists have been unable to find the specific cause of dyslexia. However, there are number of possible causes.

The Possible Causes of Dyslexia

  • Neurological Causes of Dyslexia
  • Hereditary Causes of Dyslexia
  • Gene-Environment Interaction Causes of Dyslexia

Other Causes of Dyslexia

  • Diagnosing Dyslexia
  • Personal information about the child
  • Complications at birth

Observation of the Child’s Communication Skills

Professionals often gather information about a child’s speech and language in an informal setting which helps the child to be more comfortable

Possible Assessments to Diagnose Dyslexia

  • Language Assessment
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Word Fluency
  • Reading Fluency

Module 3: Types of Dyslexia

There are various types of dyslexia that require various types of intervention. It is essential to those who have this condition to attempt to identify what type they have

Reading Deficits that Might Appear to be Dyslexia

  • Phonological deficit
  • Speed/naming deficit r
  • Comprehension deficit 

Dividing Dyslexia into Categories

  • Auditory Dyslexia
  • Visual Dyslexia
  • Phonological Dyslexia
  • Surface Dyslexia

Types of Dyslexia

  • Auditory Dyslexia
  • Visual Dyslexia
  • Phonological Dyslexia
  • Surface Dyslexia
  • Deep Dyslexia
  • Developmental Dyslexia
  • Directional Dyslexia
  • Maths Dyslexia

Module 4: Dyslexia and Phonics

The difficulties characterized in dyslexia can be caused by issues dealing with phonics or the phonological parts of a language

Teaching Phonics in Six Steps

  • Step 1: Decode
  • Step 2: Blending
  • Step 3: Decoding Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) Words
  • Step 4: Decoding Clusters
  • Step 5: Understanding Vowel Digraph
  • Step 6: Understanding Consonant DigraphsQ

Teaching Phonics at Home

  • Parents should get in touch with class teachers to learn about class procedures for teaching phonics
  • This also includes choosing the right materials for the level of phonics at which the child has been assessed
  • Some schools will keep records of what the child has read
  • Parents can highlight different sounds when reading out loud with their children

Module 5: Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling

People often associate dyslexia with reading but this condition tend to also have difficulties in writing and spelling

Dyslexia and Writing

  • Grammar and Conventions When Writing
  • Sequencing
  • Dysgraphia

Spelling Issues with Dyslexia

  • Spelling issues originated from the weakness in learning languages
  • What Causes Problems with Spelling?
  • Diagnosing Spelling Issues

Module 6: Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that most children and adults who has this condition would confuse words or letters

Dyslexia is not just a reading or writing problem, but also wherein the brain has difficulty in processing speech and may confuse it with small units of sound

Finding a Speech Therapist

  • Speech Sounds
  • Phonological Awareness
  • General Language Skills

Speaking Practice at Home

  • Record their Voices
  • Slow Down
  • Read Aloud
  • Learn New Words
  • Play Games

Listening and Auditory Dyslexia

Listening Practice

Module 7: Dyslexia and Mathematics

Other than having difficulty in words, people who suffer from dyslexia may also have trouble with maths

What is Dyscalculia?

A condition that originated inside the brain, making it difficult for those to make sense of math concepts

The Possible Causes of Dyscalculia

  • Heredity and genes
  • Brain development
  • Environment
  • Brain injury

The Symptoms of Dyscalculia

  • Signs of Dyscalculia in Preschool/Nursery School/Kindergarten
  • Signs of Dyscalculia in Primary School
  • Signs of Dyscalculia in Secondary School

How Dyscalculia affects Certain Skills

  • Socially
  • Sense of Direction
  • Physical Coordination
  • Money Management
  • Time Management

Module 8: Dyslexia and Science

Dyslexia and Different types of Science

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

General Tips for Teaching Science to Dyslexic Students

  • Teachers should not assume that a student understands their explanation. 
  • When setting up a classroom, it is important for teachers to ensure that dyslexic students are sitting in a seat that faces the teacher.
  • Oral work is difficult for those with dyslexia, so, if possible, when oral work is necessary, students should also have access to a printed copy of the material
  • Vocabulary words should be taught slowly, and teachers should give their students ample time to understand the meaning of the words.

Module 9: Dyslexia and Creativity

  • Majority of people who suffer from dyslexia are creative 
  • Children who have dyslexia often think in pictures

Music and Dyslexia

  • Make the Music Larger
  • Color Code the Lines
  • Create a Readable Stave
  • Make the Music Proportional
  • Make Practice Easier

Dyslexia and Creative Writing

  • Encourage Emotional Engagement
  • Reward the Writer as they Go Along
  • Consider Dictation
  • Do not Initially Focus on Spelling or Grammar
  • Allow the Use of Computers
  • Colors and Illustrations

Module 10: Dyslexia for ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners

There are various ways for a person who suffer from dyslexia to learn language. 

Language Learning for Dyslexic Learners

  • Language Learning for All Dyslexic Learners
  • Which Language?

Anticipating Language Learning Abilities

  • Fluency in a First Language
  • Motivation
  • Learning Styles
  • Self-Esteem

Module 11: Living and Working with Dyslexia as an Adult

  • Dyslexia is a condition that lasts a lifetime
  • Adults continue struggle with this condition as they live and work
  • They have different challenges compared to those who had it in school

An Overview of Living with Dyslexia as an Adult

  • Behaviors and Traits Seen at Work
  • General Behaviors and Traits that Appear in Adults with Dyslexia
  • Behaviors and Traits that Occur with Time Management, Maths, and Directions
  • Behaviors and Traits that are Evident in Adults with Dyslexia when Reading and Writing
  • Behaviors and Traits of Dyslexic Adults in Regard to Personality and Health

Managing Time and Staying Organized at Work

  • Making lists is an excellent way for a dyslexic adult to manage their time and stay organized
  • If making a list, it can help to prioritize
  • It is best for people to look at their lists at least twice a day and to update them and rewrite them if new tasks arise
  • Crossing off completed tasks can be satisfying and helps to keep a person motivated, something an individual with dyslexia often struggles with.
  • At the end of each day, any task that has not been completed should be put on the list for the next day

Module 12: Co-Occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

It is common for people who suffer from dyslexia to have a co-occurring condition. This may create an issue of getting an accurate diagnosis

The Most Common Co-occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

  • Dyscalculia 
  • Dysgraphia 
  • Dyspraxia 
  • ADD/ADHD 

ADD/ADHD Types of Behavioral Issues:

  • Impulsiveness and hyperactivity
  • Inattentiveness

Module 13: Treatments and Support for Dyslexia

Therapy and Intervention

  • Speech therapy
  • Educational therapy
  • ADD/ADHD therapy
  • Psychological counselling

Speech Therapy

  • Fluency issues
  • Articulation issues 
  • Voice or resonance issues 
  • Receptive language issues 

Educational Therapy

Module 14: Dyslexia and the Law

UK Government decided to include severe dyslexia on its list of disabilities that has legal protection

Understanding Dyslexia as a Disability

  • Person is defined as disabled when they have a mental, physical or sensory impairment that has both long-term and substantial adverse effects on their ability to participate in normal, everyday activities.
  • Dyslexia is classified as a disability due to the difficulties that people who suffer from it carry out in their everyday lives
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

Module 1: What is Dyslexia?

  • To understand what dyslexia is;
  • To learn about the symptoms of dyslexia;
  • To understand how dyslexia can affect other aspects of life;
  • To learn about different people in the community who can help those with dyslexia;

Module 2 : The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

  • To learn about the possible causes of dyslexia;
  • To understand neurological causes of dyslexia;
  • Diagnosing Dyslexia
  • To understand how heredity can play a role in dyslexia.

Module 3 : Types of Dyslexia

  • To learn about different types of reading deficits
  • To understand which deficits are related to dyslexia and which are not
  • To understand interventions and treatments of different types of dyslexia
  • To learn about the signs of different types of dyslexia

Module 4 : Dyslexia and Phonics

  • To learn the definition of phonics
  • To understand the importance of phonics in literacy and speech
  • To understand how dyslexia affects the learning of phonics
  • To learn how phonics is taught

Module 5 : Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling

  • To understand why dyslexia can cause an individual to struggle with writing;
  • To understand how writing issues are corrected;
  • To understand where spelling issues come from;
  • To learn how spelling is taught;

Module 6 : Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening

  • To learn how dyslexia can affect all levels of communication;
  • To learn how a speech therapist can help dyslexic children with their speaking and listening skills;
  • To learn how speaking and listening skills can contribute to reading and writing skills;
  • To learn techniques for improving speaking skills;

Module 7 : Dyslexia and Mathematics

  • To learn about dyscalculia;
  • To understand what difficulties are associated with dyscalculia;
  • To learn about potential causes of dyscalculia;
  • To learn about the effect of dyscalculia on a person's life;

Module 8 : Dyslexia and Science

  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn physics;
  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn biology;
  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn chemistry;
  • To learn general tips on teaching scientific concepts;

Module 9 : Dyslexia and Creativity

  • To understand how the brain is connected to dyslexia and creativity;
  • To learn about dyslexia and drawing;
  • To learn about dyslexia and music;
  • To learn about dyslexia and creative writing.

Module 10 : Dyslexia for ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners

  • To learn about the language learning experience for dyslexic learners;
  • To learn how dyslexic learners can take part in ESL and foreign language learning;
  • To understand what it means to anticipate language learning abilities;
  • To learn about the MSL (Multi-Sensory Structured Language) method of teaching for dyslexic language learning;

Module 11 : Living and Working with Dyslexia as an Adult

  • To learn about signs of dyslexic adults at work;
  • To learn the general signs of dyslexia in adults;
  • To learn how to deal with writing issues in the workplace;
  • To understand how to cope with reading issues in the workplace;

Module 12 : Co-Occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

  • To learn about the conditions often seen with dyslexia;
  • To understand dysgraphia and how it can be overcome;
  • To learn about the symptoms of dyspraxia;
  • To understand ADD/ADHD;

Module 13 : Treatments and Support for Dyslexia

  • To learn about any therapy and interventions that can help children with dyslexia;
  • To understand how speech therapy can help a child with dyslexia;
  • To learn about possible medications that can help dyslexia;
  • To understand how ADD/ADHD treatments can help dyslexia;

Module 14 : Dyslexia and the Law

  • To understand why and when dyslexia can be classed as a disability;
  • To learn how the law protects disabled people;
  • To learn about different UK laws dedicated to protecting dyslexic people;
  • To understand how these laws apply at work and at school;
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

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Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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  • Delivery: Online
  • Access: 3 Months
  • Time: Study at your own pace
  • Duration: 24 Hours
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
What you will learn:
  • What is Dyslexia?
  • The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia
  • Types of Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia and Phonics
  • Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling
  • Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening
  • Dyslexia and Mathematics
  • Dyslexia and Science
  • Dyslexia and Creativity
  • Dyslexia for ESL (English as Second Language) Learners


Study Dyslexia Online Course and Learn Everything About Dyslexia

Our Dyslexia Awareness Certificate course offers students the ability to learn all about the condition, and how it can be handled. This course is full of information that will help you not only learn to deal with dyslexia yourself, but also how to help children or others who you come in contact with. This is an excellent course for teachers or for others who wish to learn more about this condition.

Dyslexia is a difficult condition to treat, but there are methods that can make learning easier for those who have been diagnosed. This course will give you an overview of the types of dyslexia, and what type of support and treatment is available for the condition. 

This is an internet-based training course that gives students the opportunity to study the material when it’s convenient. Many people who take the course can work a full-time job while they study, which helps them to easily achieve their goals of learning about dyslexia.

What you will learn from our Dyslexia Online Course

  • An introduction to dyslexia
  • The causes of dyslexia
  • How is dyslexia diagnosed
  • An overview of the different types of dyslexia
  • How dyslexia affect phonics, writing, spelling, and speaking
  • How dyslexia affect math and science skills and creativity
  • What it’s like to live and work with dyslexia
  • What conditions often occur along with dyslexia
  • The treatments for dyslexia
  • What laws are in place to protect those with dyslexia

Dyslexia Online Course - Requirements

The Dyslexia Course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7.

To successfully complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources
  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)
  • Be a self-directed learner
  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension
  2. Registered students gain unrestricted access to the Dyslexia Course
  3. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device
  4. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace
  5. All students who complete the course will be awarded with a certificate of completion

For any additional questions please see our comprehensive FAQS tab above.

Dyslexia Online Course Outline

Module 1: What is Dyslexia

It is a reading disorder that is categorized by the inability to read, write, spell, and sometimes speak as a person should

Understanding Dyslexia

  • It is not laziness or lack of intelligence
  • It is a common condition that can affect how the brain processes both spoken and written language
  • Children who are diagnosed will not outgrow the condition

The Causes of Dyslexia

  • Heredity
  • The Anatomy of the Brain
  • Brain Activity

The Symptoms of Dyslexia

  • Difficulty recognizing letters in the alphabet
  • Struggling to match letters to sounds
  • Difficulty forming sounds into words
  • Struggling to pronounce words and phrases correctly

The Diagnosis of Dyslexia

  • Going Through a Medical Examination
  • Referral to a Specialist
  • Putting it Together

Module 2: The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

Doctors and scientists have been unable to find the specific cause of dyslexia. However, there are number of possible causes.

The Possible Causes of Dyslexia

  • Neurological Causes of Dyslexia
  • Hereditary Causes of Dyslexia
  • Gene-Environment Interaction Causes of Dyslexia

Other Causes of Dyslexia

  • Diagnosing Dyslexia
  • Personal information about the child
  • Complications at birth

Observation of the Child’s Communication Skills

Professionals often gather information about a child’s speech and language in an informal setting which helps the child to be more comfortable

Possible Assessments to Diagnose Dyslexia

  • Language Assessment
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Word Fluency
  • Reading Fluency

Module 3: Types of Dyslexia

There are various types of dyslexia that require various types of intervention. It is essential to those who have this condition to attempt to identify what type they have

Reading Deficits that Might Appear to be Dyslexia

  • Phonological deficit
  • Speed/naming deficit r
  • Comprehension deficit 

Dividing Dyslexia into Categories

  • Auditory Dyslexia
  • Visual Dyslexia
  • Phonological Dyslexia
  • Surface Dyslexia

Types of Dyslexia

  • Auditory Dyslexia
  • Visual Dyslexia
  • Phonological Dyslexia
  • Surface Dyslexia
  • Deep Dyslexia
  • Developmental Dyslexia
  • Directional Dyslexia
  • Maths Dyslexia

Module 4: Dyslexia and Phonics

The difficulties characterized in dyslexia can be caused by issues dealing with phonics or the phonological parts of a language

Teaching Phonics in Six Steps

  • Step 1: Decode
  • Step 2: Blending
  • Step 3: Decoding Consonant Vowel Consonant (CVC) Words
  • Step 4: Decoding Clusters
  • Step 5: Understanding Vowel Digraph
  • Step 6: Understanding Consonant DigraphsQ

Teaching Phonics at Home

  • Parents should get in touch with class teachers to learn about class procedures for teaching phonics
  • This also includes choosing the right materials for the level of phonics at which the child has been assessed
  • Some schools will keep records of what the child has read
  • Parents can highlight different sounds when reading out loud with their children

Module 5: Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling

People often associate dyslexia with reading but this condition tend to also have difficulties in writing and spelling

Dyslexia and Writing

  • Grammar and Conventions When Writing
  • Sequencing
  • Dysgraphia

Spelling Issues with Dyslexia

  • Spelling issues originated from the weakness in learning languages
  • What Causes Problems with Spelling?
  • Diagnosing Spelling Issues

Module 6: Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening

Dyslexia is a learning disorder that most children and adults who has this condition would confuse words or letters

Dyslexia is not just a reading or writing problem, but also wherein the brain has difficulty in processing speech and may confuse it with small units of sound

Finding a Speech Therapist

  • Speech Sounds
  • Phonological Awareness
  • General Language Skills

Speaking Practice at Home

  • Record their Voices
  • Slow Down
  • Read Aloud
  • Learn New Words
  • Play Games

Listening and Auditory Dyslexia

Listening Practice

Module 7: Dyslexia and Mathematics

Other than having difficulty in words, people who suffer from dyslexia may also have trouble with maths

What is Dyscalculia?

A condition that originated inside the brain, making it difficult for those to make sense of math concepts

The Possible Causes of Dyscalculia

  • Heredity and genes
  • Brain development
  • Environment
  • Brain injury

The Symptoms of Dyscalculia

  • Signs of Dyscalculia in Preschool/Nursery School/Kindergarten
  • Signs of Dyscalculia in Primary School
  • Signs of Dyscalculia in Secondary School

How Dyscalculia affects Certain Skills

  • Socially
  • Sense of Direction
  • Physical Coordination
  • Money Management
  • Time Management

Module 8: Dyslexia and Science

Dyslexia and Different types of Science

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

General Tips for Teaching Science to Dyslexic Students

  • Teachers should not assume that a student understands their explanation. 
  • When setting up a classroom, it is important for teachers to ensure that dyslexic students are sitting in a seat that faces the teacher.
  • Oral work is difficult for those with dyslexia, so, if possible, when oral work is necessary, students should also have access to a printed copy of the material
  • Vocabulary words should be taught slowly, and teachers should give their students ample time to understand the meaning of the words.

Module 9: Dyslexia and Creativity

  • Majority of people who suffer from dyslexia are creative 
  • Children who have dyslexia often think in pictures

Music and Dyslexia

  • Make the Music Larger
  • Color Code the Lines
  • Create a Readable Stave
  • Make the Music Proportional
  • Make Practice Easier

Dyslexia and Creative Writing

  • Encourage Emotional Engagement
  • Reward the Writer as they Go Along
  • Consider Dictation
  • Do not Initially Focus on Spelling or Grammar
  • Allow the Use of Computers
  • Colors and Illustrations

Module 10: Dyslexia for ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners

There are various ways for a person who suffer from dyslexia to learn language. 

Language Learning for Dyslexic Learners

  • Language Learning for All Dyslexic Learners
  • Which Language?

Anticipating Language Learning Abilities

  • Fluency in a First Language
  • Motivation
  • Learning Styles
  • Self-Esteem

Module 11: Living and Working with Dyslexia as an Adult

  • Dyslexia is a condition that lasts a lifetime
  • Adults continue struggle with this condition as they live and work
  • They have different challenges compared to those who had it in school

An Overview of Living with Dyslexia as an Adult

  • Behaviors and Traits Seen at Work
  • General Behaviors and Traits that Appear in Adults with Dyslexia
  • Behaviors and Traits that Occur with Time Management, Maths, and Directions
  • Behaviors and Traits that are Evident in Adults with Dyslexia when Reading and Writing
  • Behaviors and Traits of Dyslexic Adults in Regard to Personality and Health

Managing Time and Staying Organized at Work

  • Making lists is an excellent way for a dyslexic adult to manage their time and stay organized
  • If making a list, it can help to prioritize
  • It is best for people to look at their lists at least twice a day and to update them and rewrite them if new tasks arise
  • Crossing off completed tasks can be satisfying and helps to keep a person motivated, something an individual with dyslexia often struggles with.
  • At the end of each day, any task that has not been completed should be put on the list for the next day

Module 12: Co-Occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

It is common for people who suffer from dyslexia to have a co-occurring condition. This may create an issue of getting an accurate diagnosis

The Most Common Co-occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

  • Dyscalculia 
  • Dysgraphia 
  • Dyspraxia 
  • ADD/ADHD 

ADD/ADHD Types of Behavioral Issues:

  • Impulsiveness and hyperactivity
  • Inattentiveness

Module 13: Treatments and Support for Dyslexia

Therapy and Intervention

  • Speech therapy
  • Educational therapy
  • ADD/ADHD therapy
  • Psychological counselling

Speech Therapy

  • Fluency issues
  • Articulation issues 
  • Voice or resonance issues 
  • Receptive language issues 

Educational Therapy

Module 14: Dyslexia and the Law

UK Government decided to include severe dyslexia on its list of disabilities that has legal protection

Understanding Dyslexia as a Disability

  • Person is defined as disabled when they have a mental, physical or sensory impairment that has both long-term and substantial adverse effects on their ability to participate in normal, everyday activities.
  • Dyslexia is classified as a disability due to the difficulties that people who suffer from it carry out in their everyday lives
Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this course and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This Certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

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Units of Study

Module 1: What is Dyslexia?

  • To understand what dyslexia is;
  • To learn about the symptoms of dyslexia;
  • To understand how dyslexia can affect other aspects of life;
  • To learn about different people in the community who can help those with dyslexia;

Module 2 : The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

  • To learn about the possible causes of dyslexia;
  • To understand neurological causes of dyslexia;
  • Diagnosing Dyslexia
  • To understand how heredity can play a role in dyslexia.

Module 3 : Types of Dyslexia

  • To learn about different types of reading deficits
  • To understand which deficits are related to dyslexia and which are not
  • To understand interventions and treatments of different types of dyslexia
  • To learn about the signs of different types of dyslexia

Module 4 : Dyslexia and Phonics

  • To learn the definition of phonics
  • To understand the importance of phonics in literacy and speech
  • To understand how dyslexia affects the learning of phonics
  • To learn how phonics is taught

Module 5 : Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling

  • To understand why dyslexia can cause an individual to struggle with writing;
  • To understand how writing issues are corrected;
  • To understand where spelling issues come from;
  • To learn how spelling is taught;

Module 6 : Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening

  • To learn how dyslexia can affect all levels of communication;
  • To learn how a speech therapist can help dyslexic children with their speaking and listening skills;
  • To learn how speaking and listening skills can contribute to reading and writing skills;
  • To learn techniques for improving speaking skills;

Module 7 : Dyslexia and Mathematics

  • To learn about dyscalculia;
  • To understand what difficulties are associated with dyscalculia;
  • To learn about potential causes of dyscalculia;
  • To learn about the effect of dyscalculia on a person's life;

Module 8 : Dyslexia and Science

  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn physics;
  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn biology;
  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn chemistry;
  • To learn general tips on teaching scientific concepts;

Module 9 : Dyslexia and Creativity

  • To understand how the brain is connected to dyslexia and creativity;
  • To learn about dyslexia and drawing;
  • To learn about dyslexia and music;
  • To learn about dyslexia and creative writing.

Module 10 : Dyslexia for ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners

  • To learn about the language learning experience for dyslexic learners;
  • To learn how dyslexic learners can take part in ESL and foreign language learning;
  • To understand what it means to anticipate language learning abilities;
  • To learn about the MSL (Multi-Sensory Structured Language) method of teaching for dyslexic language learning;

Module 11 : Living and Working with Dyslexia as an Adult

  • To learn about signs of dyslexic adults at work;
  • To learn the general signs of dyslexia in adults;
  • To learn how to deal with writing issues in the workplace;
  • To understand how to cope with reading issues in the workplace;

Module 12 : Co-Occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

  • To learn about the conditions often seen with dyslexia;
  • To understand dysgraphia and how it can be overcome;
  • To learn about the symptoms of dyspraxia;
  • To understand ADD/ADHD;

Module 13 : Treatments and Support for Dyslexia

  • To learn about any therapy and interventions that can help children with dyslexia;
  • To understand how speech therapy can help a child with dyslexia;
  • To learn about possible medications that can help dyslexia;
  • To understand how ADD/ADHD treatments can help dyslexia;

Module 14 : Dyslexia and the Law

  • To understand why and when dyslexia can be classed as a disability;
  • To learn how the law protects disabled people;
  • To learn about different UK laws dedicated to protecting dyslexic people;
  • To understand how these laws apply at work and at school;
Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

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Students will also need access the following applications:

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Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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