courseDyslexia Diploma

This course is sure to give you all the information you need to be able to help someone who has Dyslexia

Do you know someone with Dyslexia? Do you have a child with Dyslexia? Or are you about to start working with someone that does? This course will help you learn everything you need through a series of in-depth modules. By the end of this course you will have learnt everything there is to know and will be able to help them and understand their condition better than before.

What is Dyslexia?

A general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence.

By taking this informative course you will have no problem when it comes to helping with this. You will know exactly what to expect and know ways to help with the disability.

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What the course will teach you:

  • An introduction to dyslexia
  • The causes of dyslexia
  • How dyslexia is diagnosed
  • An overview of the different types of dyslexia
  • How dyslexia affects phonics, writing, spelling, and speaking
  • Much more

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About Course

Dyslexia Awareness Diploma

Course Length: 10 - 15 Hours

Module 1: What is Dyslexia?

To understand what dyslexia is;
To learn about the symptoms of dyslexia;
To understand how dyslexia can affect other aspects of life;
To learn about different people in the community who can help those with dyslexia;

Module 2 : The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

To learn about the possible causes of dyslexia;
To understand neurological causes of dyslexia;
Diagnosing Dyslexia
To understand how heredity can play a role in dyslexia.

Module 3 : Types of Dyslexia

To learn about different types of reading deficits
To understand which deficits are related to dyslexia and which are not
To understand interventions and treatments of different types of dyslexia
To learn about the signs of different types of dyslexia

Module 4 : Dyslexia and Phonics

To learn the definition of phonics
To understand the importance of phonics in literacy and speech
To understand how dyslexia affects the learning of phonics
To learn how phonics is taught

Module 5 : Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling

To understand why dyslexia can cause an individual to struggle with writing;
To understand how writing issues are corrected;
To understand where spelling issues come from;
To learn how spelling is taught;

Module 6 : Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening

To learn how dyslexia can affect all levels of communication;
To learn how a speech therapist can help dyslexic children with their speaking and listening skills;
To learn how speaking and listening skills can contribute to reading and writing skills;
To learn techniques for improving speaking skills;

Module 7 : Dyslexia and Mathematics

To learn about dyscalculia;
To understand what difficulties are associated with dyscalculia;
To learn about potential causes of dyscalculia;
To learn about the effect of dyscalculia on a person's life;

Module 8 : Dyslexia and Science

To understand how dyslexic students can learn physics;
To understand how dyslexic students can learn biology;
To understand how dyslexic students can learn chemistry;
To learn general tips on teaching scientific concepts;

Module 9 : Dyslexia and Creativity

To understand how the brain is connected to dyslexia and creativity;
To learn about dyslexia and drawing;
To learn about dyslexia and music;
To learn about dyslexia and creative writing.

Module 10 : Dyslexia for ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners

To learn about the language learning experience for dyslexic learners;
To learn how dyslexic learners can take part in ESL and foreign language learning;
To understand what it means to anticipate language learning abilities;
To learn about the MSL (Multi-Sensory Structured Language) method of teaching for dyslexic language learning;

Module 11 : Living and Working with Dyslexia as an Adult

To learn about signs of dyslexic adults at work;
To learn the general signs of dyslexia in adults;
To learn how to deal with writing issues in the workplace;
To understand how to cope with reading issues in the workplace;

Module 12 : Co-Occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

To learn about the conditions often seen with dyslexia;
To understand dysgraphia and how it can be overcome;
To learn about the symptoms of dyspraxia;
To understand ADD/ADHD;

Module 13 : Treatments and Support for Dyslexia

To learn about any therapy and interventions that can help children with dyslexia;
To understand how speech therapy can help a child with dyslexia;
To learn about possible medications that can help dyslexia;
To understand how ADD/ADHD treatments can help dyslexia;

Module 14 : Dyslexia and the Law

To understand why and when dyslexia can be classed as a disability;
To learn how the law protects disabled people;
To learn about different UK laws dedicated to protecting dyslexic people;
To understand how these laws apply at work and at school;

System Requirements

Minimum specifications for the computer are:


Microsoft Windows XP, or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)


OSX/iOS 6 or later
Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems:

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (We recommend Google Chrome)

Please note: Although this course will work with the system requirements stated above, the software talked about and used in the course may vary. It is recommended that you check with the software suppliers website before making a purchase.