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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. Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes...
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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3 hours to complete

An overview

Writing systems; models of reading acquisition (the ‘decoding’ and ‘direct’ paths); the importance of automatization; bilingualism ...
Reading
8 videos (Total 67 min), 11 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
1.1 Introduction by Jenny and Vincent11m
1.2 Writing systems10m
1.3 Models of reading – Part 18m
1.4 Models of reading - Part 210m
1.5 The importance of automatization5m
1.6 Bilingualism – Part 19m
1.7 Bilingualism – Part 28m
Reading11 readings
Start Here!10m
Syllabus10m
Grading10m
Resources10m
Glossary10m
Downloads10m
FAQs10m
The Course Team10m
Acknowledgements10m
Module One10m
Module One | Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module One20m

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2 hours to complete

Definitions and identification of dyslexia

Causes; identification; numerous activities include simple methods of observation (not formal diagnosis)...
Reading
8 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
2.2 Identification – Pre-primary5m
2.3 Identification – Primary5m
2.4 Informal assessment - Part 19m
2.5 Informal assessment - Part 213m
2.6 Informal assessment - Part 38m
2.7 Identification – Later years 19m
2.8 Identification – Later years 211m
Reading2 readings
Module Two10m
Module Two | Resources10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module Two20m

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4 hours to complete

'Co-morbidity', and psychological and social aspects

The ‘dys’-constellation (dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc); audition; vision; loss of self-esteem; long-term effects of school drop-out and antisocial behaviour – evidence from Canada; ‘positive’ aspects of dyslexia and unusual aptitudes; discussion around pros and cons of ‘labelling’ a child...
Reading
10 videos (Total 75 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
3.2 Vision8m
3.3 Attention8m
3.4 Math(s) (Dyscalculia)7m
3.5 Dyspraxia4m
3.6 Oral language impairment7m
3.7 Psychological aspects – Part 16m
3.8 Psychological aspects – Part 211m
3.9 Positive aspects4m
3.10 Pros and Cons of “labelling”4m
Reading4 readings
Module Three10m
Module Three | Resources and Assessment Information10m
Peer Reviews10m
More tips on uploading your assignment10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module Three20m

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4 hours to complete

Practical teaching approaches Part 1

General principles of inclusion; structured, multisensory, phonics-based and metacognitive approaches; summaries of recent influential reports of best practice from France, the UK and USA; applying these approaches across the curriculum; learning styles; reading, spelling, comprehension and composition; visualization and mind-mapping...
Reading
6 videos (Total 53 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video6 videos
4.2 Reports on reading12m
4.3 General principles – Part 16m
4.4 General principles – Part 211m
4.5 Subject-specific – Science, History and Math(s)8m
4.6 'Individualization'3m
Reading2 readings
Module Four10m
Module Four | Resources and Assessment Information10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Module Four20m
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Top Reviews

By LCMay 25th 2017

Excellent course, with highly relevant content and great teachers. Good balance between theory, practical examples and exercises. Now that I've just finished, I feel like starting it again.

By AAJun 9th 2018

A great course for any literacy teacher or parent who wants to scaffold and support their children. Every part of this course is useful. The peer-assessments are practical and helpful.

About University of London

The University of London is a federal University which includes 18 world leading Colleges. Our distance learning programmes were founded in 1858 and have enriched the lives of thousands of students, delivering high quality University of London degrees wherever our students are across the globe. Our alumni include 7 Nobel Prize winners. Today, we are a global leader in distance and flexible study, offering degree programmes to over 50,000 students in over 180 countries. To find out more about studying for one of our degrees where you are, visit www.london.ac.uk...

About UCL Institute of Education

The UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is the world's leading centre for education and social science research, teaching, and engagement. Founded in 1902, the Institute currently has more than 8,000 students and 800 staff. In December 2014 it became a single-faculty school of UCL, called the UCL Institute of Education (IOE). Ranked number one for education worldwide in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 QS World University Rankings, the IOE was awarded the 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize. In 2014, the Institute secured ‘outstanding’ grades from Ofsted on every criterion for its initial teacher training, across primary, secondary and further education programmes...

About Dyslexia International

Dyslexia International is a not-for-profit organization. They provide teacher-training programmes that embody latest scientific research to ensure that literacy is taught as effectively as possible in classrooms around the world....

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

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