Unless you yourself or someone close to you has dyslexia or if you teach those with the learning difficulty, it is often misunderstood and can actually go undiagnosed for some time, as it is seen as an “invisible” difficulty. The Understanding Dyslexia Course helps students to better comprehend dyslexia, as well as how it can affect a child’s self-esteem, how to identify it, and importantly it covers the many ways in which teaching can be adapted to help a dyslexic learner.
This course guides you through 7 comprehensive modules:
Developmental Dyslexia (more commonly known as simply “Dyslexia”) is a Specific Learning Difficulty that affects the way the brain processes language, making it difficult for those affected to acquire skills in reading, writing and spelling, though it does not affect a person’s intelligence. The Understanding Dyslexia Course begins by introducing students to dyslexia, how those with the condition are affected, and the causes.
The second module discusses the term ‘Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)’ and how those with dyslexia are often affected by more than just the one condition. Here other SpLDs are outlined and students will learn how they can recognise and support a child with these various conditions.
The third module of the Understanding Dyslexia Course puts you in the place of a child who is struggling with dyslexia and how their self-worth can be severely affected and how the condition can bring up feelings of guilt, embarrassment, frustration, and anger, to name a but a few. As students begin to understand how a child with dyslexia may be feeling, this module also shows how to support children emotionally, with tools and techniques to increase their self-worth and regain positivity.
Module 4 is all about how to identify and diagnose dyslexia in both children and adults. This includes common behaviours that can be noted in undiagnosed children, including how they often hide symptoms, as well as various tests that can be undertaken.
Once a child has been diagnosed, module 5 of the Understanding Dyslexia Course informs students about the importance of inclusion and what this means. Also in this module Special Educational Need or Disabilities in the law are discussed, both from a parents and educational establishment’s point of view, and how the relationship between both can benefit the child.
At the point which a child is diagnosed with dyslexia and is receiving an education adapted to his or her needs, it is important for their educators (both in school and at home) to understand literacy. Module 6 talks in great depth about literacy and includes discussion on the importance of literacy, methods to teach the subject, the various parts of the subject, and includes various studies into the topic.
The final module of the course is the largest, as it teaches students how to help someone with dyslexia to develop study skills. Along with an introduction that discusses what developing study skills means for someone with the condition, this module is broken up into key areas that those with dyslexia can struggle with and shows how they can be overcome. These are Memory, Concentration, and Organisation, as well as an addition section named ‘Other Strategies that san Help’.
The Understanding Dyslexia Course is actually something that could benefit most people as, whether you know it or not, you probably know someone who is dyslexic and this knowledge will help you to better understand them and how they learn.
More specifically the course will benefit parents who either have a dyslexia-diagnosed child or think that they’re child may have the condition or the other SpLDs (Specific Learning Difficulty) covered in the course. Educators at all levels will also learn a lot from the course and being at the forefront of education are in the unique position to recognise symptoms and to either alter their teaching or aid children and their parents to find appropriate learning opportunities.
Similarly, anyone already working with dyslexic children, or who would like to, could gain a lot from enrolling on this course.
The Understanding Dyslexia Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.
This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.
This course also is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.
Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.
All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.
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