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Understanding Dyslexia Course

7 Modules

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  • Online study
  • Tutor support
  • No time limit for completing your course
  • 150 hours of study
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What You'll Learn from the Understanding Dyslexia Course

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.

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.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction: What is Dyslexia and What Causes It?
  • Part 1: What is Dyslexia ?
  • Part 2: Causes of Dyslexia
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Common Co-occurring OtherSpecific Learning Difficulties
  • Part 1: What is a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD)
  • Part 2: Dyscalculia
  • Part 3: Dyspraxia (Developmental Co-ordination Disorder)
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: The Impact of Dyslexia on a Child’s Self Esteem,Life Skills Development and Academic Progress
  • Part 1: The Impact of Dyslexia on a Child’s Self Esteem, Life Skills Development and Academic Progress
  • Part 2: How are Social Skills and Self-Esteem Affected in a Child with Dyslexia?
  • Part 3: Dyslexia Itself Doesn’t Cause Low Self-Worth
  • Part 4: Stress
  • Part 5: Dyslexia Can Cause Issues At Home
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Identification Assessment and Diagnosis of Dyslexia
  • Part 1: How and Why Children Learn to Hide their Symptoms
  • Part 2: Dyslexia Assessments
  • Part 3: Key Learning Points
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Inclusion – what it means and why it’s important, and how to adapt teaching to a child’s needs
  • Part 1: What Does Inclusion Mean?
  • Part 2: Inclusion and the Law
  • Part 4: Key Learning Points
  • Part 3: Barriers to Inclusion
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: The Principles of Literacy Teaching and Learning
  • Part 1: What is Literacy­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­?
  • Part 2: Teaching Literacy
  • Part 3: The 1880 Education Act
  • Part 4: Teaching Literacy
  • Part 5: Structured Teaching
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Dyslexia and Developing Study Skills
  • Part 1: Dyslexia and Developing Study Skills
  • Part 3: How to Improve Concentration
  • Part 5: Other Strategies That Can Help
  • Part 6: Key Learning Points
  • Module 7 Assessment

Who Would Benefit from the Course?

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 their 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. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

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.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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