Course Overview

Created and delivered by Specialist Teacher Pasannamati Neal and Educational Psychologist Dr Gary Lavan, this course will explore understandings of what dyslexia is, and guides you through systematically identifying and supporting pupils with literacy difficulties in your setting.

  • Does dyslexia exist?...Learn the different definitions of dyslexia, and understand the impact of literacy difficulties on individual pupils

  • Spotting the Signs & What To Do Next: practical checklists and how to use them, comorbidity with other learning differences, and implementing a dyslexia pathway

  • Targeting Help: develop in-depth understanding of interventions at 'Wave 1', 'Wave 2', and 'Wave 3' including the use of multisensory teaching approaches

Course curriculum

Estimated completion time is 3hrs, and you will need to pass the Quiz and Assessments with a 100% pass rate

  • 1

    Chapter 1: What is Dyslexia? [60 minutes]

    • Course Introduction & Overview

    • Chapter 1 Workbooks

    • Dyslexia Course Roadmap

    • Before We Begin Quiz - Dyslexia Facts & Myths

    • Defining Dyslexia (Resource 1)

    • Definitions of Dyslexia (Resource 1a)

    • Typical Development (Resource 2)

    • Typical Development (Resource 2a Presentation)

    • The Impact of Dyslexia (Resource 3)

    • Impact on Reading (Resource 3a)

    • Impact on Spelling (Resource 3b)

    • Impact on Writing (Resource 3c)

  • 2

    Chapter 2: Spotting the signs & What to do next [60 minutes]

    • Chapter 2 Introduction

    • Chapter 2 Workbooks

    • Spotting The Signs (Resource 4)

    • Early Years Checklist (Resource 4a)

    • Primary Checklist (Resource 4b)

    • Secondary Checklist (Resource 4c)

    • Comorbidity (Resource 5)

    • Case Study 1 - Marsha (Resource 5a)

    • What To do Next (Resource 6)

    • Resource 6 Task

    • Case Study 2 - Jordan (Resource 6a)

  • 3

    Chapter 3: Targeting Help [60 minutes]

    • Targeting Help

    • Chapter 3 Workbooks

    • Wave 1 - Dyslexia Friendly Classrooms

    • Wave 1 Strategies (Resource 7a)

    • Wave 2 - Targeted Intervention (Resource 8)

    • Wave 3 - Multisensory Teaching (Resource 9)

    • Multisensory Teaching (Resource 9a)

    • Resource 9 Task

    • Reflection & Assessment

    • Feedback & Evaluation

  • 4

    Module Workbooks & Resources

    • Chapter 1 Workbook {Print Friendly}

    • Chapter 1 Workbook {Full Colour}

    • Chapter 2 Workbook {Print Friendly}

    • Chapter 2 Workbook {Full Colour}

    • Chapter 3 Workbook {Print Friendly}

    • Chapter 3 Workbook {Full Colour}

    • 'What Works for Literacy Difficulties?'

What our students are saying:

5 star rating

Excellent resources for reflective Practitioners

Jennifer Kiely

A brilliant resource to develop and reflect on understanding of the complexity of barriers faced by students identified as having dyslexia. Seeing it as a di...

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A brilliant resource to develop and reflect on understanding of the complexity of barriers faced by students identified as having dyslexia. Seeing it as a difference as oppose to a difficulty is brilliant.

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Dyslexia & Literacy Difficulties

Emma Alhadeff

A very informative and thorough course on the difficulties experienced by the dyslexic learner.

A very informative and thorough course on the difficulties experienced by the dyslexic learner.

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Dyslexia

Joanne Davies

Easy to follow especially having the work book to hand. I was able to highlight and record thoughts as appropriate without writing endless notes!

Easy to follow especially having the work book to hand. I was able to highlight and record thoughts as appropriate without writing endless notes!

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4 star rating

Very interesting

Jill Hillery

Very interesting. A good insight into Dyslexia.

Very interesting. A good insight into Dyslexia.

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