Dyslexia Awareness Training Course
Dyslexia affects 1 in every 10 individuals, and having an awareness of how it impacts on their learning and day-to-day life – especially those of a young age – is important. Whether you’re a parent, educator, or carer, you can provide support to dyslexic children and help them overcome the challenges they face.
The course is designed to familiarise you with what dyslexia is (and what it isn’t), with typical signs of dyslexia, how to go about having a child tested for dyslexia, and how to effectively support their learning. With the knowledge you’ll gain from each module, you can take initiative to spot when a child is struggling due to dyslexia and to help them receive the help they need and deserve.
- Developed by professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 3-4 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
Anyone who takes care of or is involved in children’s learning should take this course, including parents, tutors, carers, and educators. It will provide you with an awareness of how dyslexic children’s learning is impacted and familiarise you with indicators of dyslexia, as well as ways to support them on a daily basis.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
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The course is divided into seven accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment
at the end:
Download Course Overview
- Introduction to Dyslexia – the importance of dyslexia awareness, what is dyslexia?, understanding dyslexia.
- How Dyslexia Impacts on a Child’s Learning – dyslexia’s impact on reading, dyslexia’s impact on writing, dyslexia’s impact on spelling, dyslexia’s impact on mathematics, how does dyslexia affect a child’s daily life?, success stories.
- Spotting the Signs – early signs of dyslexia, pre-reading skills, vision and hearing problems, signs of dyslexia in teenagers, looking out for signs.
- Testing for Dyslexia – when should the child be tested?, getting started with testing, preparing for testing, types of tests, test terminology, what if the child isn’t diagnosed?, types of dyslexia, coexisting disabilities, the Statement of Special Educational Needs.
- Helping Children With Dyslexia at Home – what is multisensory learning?, helping the child learn letters, activities for learning letters, understanding phonemes, activities for learning phonemes, supporting the child’s reading, helping with mathematics.
- Helping Dyslexic Children With Education – the importance of education, supporting dyslexia in school, supporting learning outside the classroom, helping with homework, helping with reading, helping with writing, multisensory activities.
- Technology and Resources – assistive technology, online resources, finding the right books, games and activities.
Aims of the Course
At the end of this course learners will:
- How dyslexia impacts children's learning and their day to day life, as well as definitions about what dyslexia is and isn't.
- How to spot signs of dyslexia in children at an early age and in teenagers, and what you should do if you identify them.
- The process of having a child tested for dyslexia.
- The types of tests that a child will undergo and what types of dyslexia, or coexisting disabilities, they may be diagnosed with.
- What action a school will take for helping a child be assessed for dyslexia and for giving a dyslexic child support.
- Ways you can help dyslexic children learn at home, especially through multisensory learning.
- Ways those who are involved in the education of a dyslexic child can support their learning and the suitable arrangements they can make for them.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.
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