This CPD accredited online Dyslexia training course will teach your staff about the prevalence of dyslexia, how it is diagnosed, the ways dyslexia can affect learning and the visual stress and causes. Along with how to support those with dyslexia. Upon successful completion, your staff will receive a downloadable and printable certificate.
Our Dyslexia courses are perfect for teachers, teaching assistants, support staff, childminders or anyone working with children who may have dyslexia.
Dyslexia comes with many challenges, especially in children, as they can often feel unsupported and struggle to keep up with the rest of their friends. It's important your staff know how to support and recognise dyslexia in children and young people, so they can learn in the best possible way. Get in touch today to enrol on our online training course!
The aim of the Dyslexia Awareness training course is to provide those who support children who have or may have dyslexia with an understanding of what it is and how it affects children and young people.
The key points covered in this course are:
Take a look at our common Dyslexia training FAQs below. Just click to expand the answer.
It can be hard to diagnose dyslexia as people with dyslexia can often find ways to work around their difficulties. However, as a teacher or teaching assistant, you can suspect dyslexia by noticing any of these problems:
- Poor reading skills, despite having ‘normal’ intelligence
-Poor writing and reading skills
-Trouble finishing tests and assignments on time
- Trouble memorising lists or phone numbers
- Difficulty remembering the right names for things
- Problems with directions or reading maps
The signs of dyslexia can be different for each person. There are some general signs to look for in a pupil in your classroom:
- Speed of processing – slow spoken and/or written language
- Difficulty following instructions or forming answers to questions
- Forgetting words
- Poor concentration
- Memory difficulties
- Avoiding activities that involve reading
Our Dyslexia Awareness course goes through the signs and symptoms to ensure your staff know how to spot them.
You can help and teach a child with dyslexia in the classroom by:
- Multisensory learning. This can help dyslexic children absorb and process information by using senses such as touch, movement, sight and hearing e.g. writing words and sentences with tactile materials (glitter, pasta, sand), physical activities to practice spelling (jump-rope or hopscotch), and scavenger hunts for letters and words.
- Seating. Ensure the child is where you can make eye contact, provide support quickly and that they can see and hear you.
- Marking. Ensure you explain the errors they have made, avoid public humiliation and mark their work in a positive way.
- Instructions/information. Give the child thinking time to process the information and make sure the instructions are short and simple.
- Reading. Highlight keywords, use colours and images and use flashcards, word mats and poster/word walls.
Our Dyslexia training courses will teach your staff how to support children with dyslexia. Get in touch with us today!
Our online Dyslexia training courses are available 24/7, anytime, anywhere.
• Study when you want
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Just follow these four simple steps, sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you and your team.