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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Overcoming Dyslexia by Yale University

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About the Course

Dyslexia is everywhere, touching so many children and adults, and while science has made extraordinary progress in understanding and clarifying the condition, this incredible powerful knowledge rarely reaches those who most need to know and would greatly benefit from it. Our goal is to change all this with the Coursera you are about to view, produced by Dr. Sally Shaywitz, the Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development, both the leading scientist studying dyslexia and the most devoted advocate for helping those who are dyslexic. The course addresses and answers just about all the questions you have: beginning with what is reading and what is dyslexia and sharing with you the most up-to-date 21st century federal definition of dyslexia. If you are dyslexic, you’ll come to learn you are not alone – dyslexia is very common affecting one out of five, that is, 20% of the population, including both boys and girls all over the world. The course addresses a major question we hear from so many parents and teachers– how do I know if my child may be dyslexic? What signs or symptoms should I be on the lookout for? And here’s another very important question we hear from so many parents and educators who are eager to do the best for their child – when should screening for dyslexia begin? What is the best method? What should I look for or ask about? A major source of worry for parents is their child’s slow reading- they ask will this prevent a happy future for the child. Yes, dyslexics are slow readers and here, in Coursera, you will come to understand the brain’s role in dyslexia, including slow reading. Great news to share – you will also be so delighted to learn that surrounding a dyslexic’s slow reading is a phenomenal powerful sea of strengths in big picture thinking and reasoning. Dyslexia is a true paradox: dyslexics may be slow readers but at the same time are incredibly fast thinkers! You can be assured, if you care about a child or someone who is dyslexic and have questions or concerns, you will find it addressed here in this course: everything important to know about and help you select the most effective interventions for a dyslexic child; how to go about choosing the best school, including potentially one that is specialized, for such a child, including what is most important to look for when visiting a potential school; the role of accommodations and how to select the best one; and common co-occurring conditions like ADHD and anxiety – their impact, how to recognize and treat. In the following lessons you will meet wonderful, incredibly insightful and highly successful dyslexics – including governors, cardiac surgeons, nationally renowned attorneys, basketball coaches, economists and dyslexic children and their wonderful families who will share their experiences and advice. Enjoy!...

Top reviews


Jan 6, 2023

Amazing course and highly recommended. I really appreciated how thorough and well-explained each step was. The questions throughout the video and the quizzes at the end really helped me to focus.


Feb 18, 2023

This course was thorough, interesting, and very relevant to me as a literacy specialist. My students will benefit from my new understandings about dyslexia. Thank you very much.

Sidney Worthen

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By Michelle M

Apr 19, 2023

Excellent information! Virginia NEEDS to use this as their training module!

By anjali r

Nov 29, 2023

Very grateful to Dr. Shaywitz for coming up with such a resourceful course.

By Kelsey O

Oct 14, 2023

As a parent and a teacher, this is been life-changing. Thank you very much.

By Maria M

Mar 5, 2023

Overcoming Dyslexia is an interesting course that I have enjoyed learning.

By Robin N

Apr 21, 2023

I learned a tremendous amount and can't thank you enough.

Dr. Robin Norris

By Sarah D

Sep 12, 2023

I have a much better understanding of dyslexia after taking this course.

By Elsa S L d C

Aug 20, 2023

A very well planned course with crucial information and self-assessment.

By Asaph M I

Mar 5, 2023

Great insight. Thank you for the dedication in research of dyslexia.

By Hind S

Jan 25, 2024

Great, wonderful, delivers what it promises. One of the best courses

By Sara P

Mar 7, 2023

This course was super helpful in understand all areas of Dyslexia.

By Diki A

Feb 8, 2023

So educative and comprehensive.

Thanks Sally Shaywitz, thanks Yale.

By Marie G

May 17, 2024

I loved this course so much that I want to take it again! Can I?

By Michelle R

Feb 26, 2024

Well structured and informative course. I enjoyed every aspect.

By Julie M L

May 2, 2023

SO informative and easy to understand. life changing for sure

By Sandra T

Aug 25, 2023

Excellent online course. I learned so much. Thank you!

By Juliana F

Apr 24, 2023

I could learn a lot. Great material. Thank you so much

By Hada J

Dec 26, 2023

It changes my life Thank you Prof. to make this course

By Anastasia

Mar 17, 2023

The course is very informative and well-structured.

By Eileen L

Feb 17, 2023

The course is informative with lots of real cases.

By سارة ص م ا

Nov 10, 2023

دورة جميلة ومفيدة استمتعت بها واستفدت ولله الحمد

By Laura H

Apr 25, 2024

I learned so much from the leader in the field.

By Mohamed B

Nov 22, 2023

إنها من أفضل المساقات التخصصية فى مجال الإعاقات

By Stefanie S

Jan 26, 2023

I thought this class was immensely informative!

By Bill J

Mar 26, 2023

Excellent and informative for all teachers.


Dec 9, 2023

كانت دورة رائعة حقا واستفدت منها بشكل كبير