This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called 'dyslexia', and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries.
Though this course was created by the University of London, participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes.
The course will be based on the following outline:
- An Overview of the course
- Definitions and identification of dyslexia
- 'Co-morbidity', and psychological and social aspects
- Practical teaching approaches Part 1
- Practical teaching approaches Part 2
- Study skills, aids and accommodations
A review from the website captures the spirit of the course:
"I found this course to be extremely informative, filled with the latest research findings and recommendations to assist those working with dyslexic learners to improve reading comprehension and writing. I have a better understanding of dyslexia, exspecially the psychological and neurological aspects. I have learned how the English language has evolved (opaque) and the challenges this presents to those with dyslexia. This course if filled with suggestions on how to make a learning environment more inclusive for those with dyslexia, incorporating multisensory teaching methods and explanations of the different learning styles, including planning to adjust to working memory capacity of learner. I highly recommend this course- don't miss it!"