Dyslexia Awareness Certification
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning disabilities and can heavily influence your ability to learn and engage in day-to-day life.
The Dyslexia Awareness Certification is a great option for education professionals, administrators or even those in business, such as those in human resources or management roles.
Understanding dyslexia and its many manifestations can lead to more inclusive and positive work environments, while enhancing job satisfaction, not only for those with dyslexia, but also for those working around them.
What’s Covered in the Course?
The Dyslexia Awareness Certification offers 14 modules, each uniquely designed to cover a range of topics, including:
- A background to dyslexia, including how it affects your life, its symptoms and how others can support those with dyslexia;
- The theories behind the causes of dyslexia and the neurological origins, as well as how it is diagnosed;
- An overview of the types of dyslexia and their respective treatments;
- How dyslexia affects phonetic learning, speech and literacy, as well as your ability to write, spell, speak and listen;
- Insight into the link between brain function, dyslexia and creativity, with focus on music, art and writing;
- The intricacies of dyslexia as an adult, the impact that it has on work life and coping skills;
- Learning difficulties that are often found alongside dyslexia, including ADHD, and how they function in relation to each other;
- Treatment and support for those with dyslexia, which focuses on children, in terms of speech therapy and the medications that are sometimes used, in order to treat the symptoms;
- An overview of dyslexia as a legal issue, such as how it is classified as a disability, the laws that apply to people living with disabilities in the UK and how those laws apply in work and school life.
What are the Benefits of the Course?
Here are several other reasons why your team members will greatly benefit from taking this course:
- The course material can be accessed from anywhere, using any number of devices, and at a pace that suits your staff’s needs;
- The modules are formed in a way that promotes ease of learning, ensuring that your staff fully understand the course material and get the most out of it;
- The promotion of inclusive work environments, while offering professional development opportunities to those in people-focused positions;
- At the end of the programme, your staff will be awarded a certification, which can be used to demonstrate the qualifications and standards of service offered by your organisation.
- 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;
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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.
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
Who can take the Dyslexia Awareness Certification course?There are no entry requirements to take the course.
What is the structure of the course?The course is broken down into 14 individual modules. Each module takes between 20 and 90 minutes on average to study. Although students are free to spend as much or as little time as they feel necessary on each module.
Where / when can the course be studied?The course can be studied study at any time and from any internet connected device
Is there a test at the end of the course?Once you have completed all 14 modules there is a multiple choice test. The questions will be on a range of topics found within the 14 modules. The test, like the course, is online and can be taken a time and location of your choosing.
What is the pass mark for the final test?The pass mark for the test is 70%.
What happens if a user fails the test?If the user doesn’t pass the test first time they will get further opportunities to take the test again after extra study. There are no limits to the number of times a test can be taken.
How long does it take to complete the Dyslexia Awareness Certification course?We estimate that the course will take about 15 hours to complete in total, plus an additional 30 minutes for the end of course test.