Dyslexia Therapy for Self Help or as a Career
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Dyslexia Therapy as a Self-Help Model for Dyslexics & Dyslexia Therapy as a Career
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 20 Articles
  • 42 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand how dyslexia affects a person's language and reading comprehension as well as a number of other considerations.
  • Discover how technology can assist a person living with dyslexia.
  • How to raise awareness in schools and the workplace.
  • Take part in a range of activities and exercises, that'll help and assist you in treating and managing dyslexia.
  • Gain a good understanding of dyslexia and many other aspects associated with dyslexia, that often go unregarded.
  • Gain an understanding of the key roles of a dyslexia therapist.
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  • There are no special requirements other than a high-school reading level and a pen and pad or other way of writing things down!


Dyslexia Therapy for Self Help and Dyslexia Therapy as a Career

This course is fully accredited by a globally recognized CPD body, the Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency. 

Taking this course will give you the opportunity to gain a diploma signifying formal certification for 10 hours of CPD credit. 

Please note, accreditation is optional. It is by no means compulsory, or a prerequisite for taking the course. Degree requirements vary based on the position you pursue and the area in which you reside or work. Should you wish to opt for accreditation and the diploma, full details and directions will be given at the end of the course. 

Welcome to this course on dyslexia therapy. We’re sure that you’ll both enjoy it and find it useful to better understand the nature of dyslexia as a condition and the treatment options that are available to improve the daily lives of dyslexia sufferers.

The course is comprehensive and covers every aspect of dyslexia therapy.  It's suitable for people who wish to learn more about the condition, but it is focused towards those people who wish to engage in the practice of dyslexia therapy.  As such, you will have access to an enormous amount of resources and practical activities, that will help you with your studies.

Although this course is suitable for anyone who wishes to know more about dyslexia, it's mainly focused towards informing those who want to engage in dyslexia therapy. To that end we’ll spend a fair amount of time on the nuts and bolts of the different aspect of dyslexia. It’s been our intention however, to keep this course light on theory and oriented towards practical engagement with the lived experience of dyslexia and the various ways those with dyslexia can manage the condition.

You’ll enjoy a lifetime access to the course, as well as updates to course material and the many downloadable resources, activities.

This dyslexia therapy for self help and or as a career online course, has all the flexibility and convenience that online learning offers, as well as full support, seven days a week.

The course syllabus includes:

Module 1: Understanding Dyslexia

1.1 Defining Dyslexia

Activity 1:  Which of These Celebrities Has Dyslexia?

1.2 Living With Dyslexia

Activity 2:  The Dyslexia Experience

1.3 Causes of Dyslexia

1.4 Related Concerns and Issues - PDF

Quiz: Module 1

 Module 2: Diagnosis

2.1 Changes to the DSM and SLD Diagnosis - Plus Downloadable Resource

2.2 Diagnostic Criteria for SLD with Impairment in Reading - Slideshow and PDF

Resource:  Spotting The Signs of Dyslexia

Quiz: Module 2

Module 3: Assessment and Evaluation

3.1 Language

3.2 Phonological awareness

Activity 3: Rhyming Exercises

Activity 4: Ellison Analysis

Activity 5: Blending Synthesis

Activity 6: Discrimination Exercises

Activity 7: Sound Matching Tasks

3.3 Rapid naming and word fluency  - Slideshow and PDF

Activity 8: RAN Assessments

3.4 Reading fluency  - Slideshow and PDF

Activity 9: Using Fluency Phrases

3.5 Reading comprehension

Activity 10: Comprehension Cube

3.6 Spelling  - PDF

Activity 11: Word Search

3.7 Writing

Activity 12: Good Writing Checklist

3.8 Other Considerations

3.9 Sewing it All Up  - Slideshow and PDF

Quiz: Module 3

 Module 4: Managing Dyslexia

4.1 Assistive and Adaptive Technology

4.2 Remediation Training  - PDF

4.3 Self-advocacy

Activity 13: How Much of a Self-Advocate Are You?

Quiz: Module 4

Module 5: Learning The Basics

5.1 Learning The Basics - Language

5.2 Learning The Basics - Spelling  - PDF

Activity: How Good is Your Spelling?

5.3 Reading  - Slideshow and PDF

5.4 Learning The Basics - Writing

Activity 15: Pronunciation

Activity 16: Silent Letters

Activity 17: Compound Words

Quiz: Module 5

Module 6: Dyslexia in The Classroom

6.1 Building an Inclusive Classroom

6.2 Awareness  - PDF

6.3 Differentiated instruction

Activity 18: Climax, Structure, and Elements of a Story

Activity 19: Context Clues Vocabulary Builder Activity

Activity 20: Comprehension and Inference Question Creator

Activity 21: Poetic Devices Finder

Activity 22: Figurative Language Finder

Activity 23: Character Traits and Motivations

Activity 24: Summarisation and Narrative Sequence

Activity 25: Identifying Facts and Opinions

6.4 Classroom Modifications

Activity 26: Section 504 - Classroom Checklist

Quiz: Module 6

Module 7: Dyslexia in The Workplace

7.1 Awareness

7.2 Workplace Coping Strategies - Slideshow and PDF

7.3 Organisation and Time Management  - PDF

7.4 Reading Strategies

7.5 Writing Strategies  - Slideshow and PDF

7.6 Memory Strategies

Activity 27: Workplace Dyslexia Checklist

Quiz: Module 7

Module 8: Information Seminars

8.1 Organising Seminars

Activity 28: Creating A Mock Seminar Programme

8.2 Sensitivity Training and Real Change

Activity 29 : Adult Dyslexia Checklist

Quiz: Module 8

Module 9: Intervention for Dyslexia

9.1 Testing

Resource: Dyslexia Assessment Battery Reference Sheet

9.2 Highlighting Strengths - Slideshow and PDF

Quiz: Module 9

Module 10: Clinical Therapy

10.1 Medical Treatments  - Slideshow and PDF

10.2 Nutritional/Allergic Treatment

10.3 Sensory Integration, Reading Reflex, and Optometric Treatment

Resource: Sensory Processing Disorder Checklist

Quiz: Module 10

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone wanting to understand dyslexia, or who live with dyslexia.
  • Anyone who lives or knows someone who has dyslexia.
  • For people who wish to work in the field of dyslexia.
  • For anyone wishing to explore dyslexia, or the role of a dyslexia therapist.
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Curriculum For This Course
45 Lectures
Introduction To The Course
8 Lectures 14:51

Hello and a warm welcome to this course, dyslexia therapy. My name is Libby Seery and I'm the course creator. In this lecture you'll learn a bit about me and a bit about this course and who it's intended for.

Preview 03:31

About Me

The Dyslexic Experience

Gain an understanding of dyslexia, including how it's mainly associated with difficulty in reading, but can also affect writing and speech. You'll learn that IQ and dyslexia are not related and at present dyslexia isn't curable.

Defining Dyslexia

Which of these celebrities have dyslexia?

Which of These Celebrities Has Dyslexia?

Living with dyslexia in present times, is probably the most difficult era for dyslexics, and in this lecture we discover why.

Living With Dyslexia

In this lecture we'll discover how dyslexia has a strong genetic component, and there are some environmental triggers that exacerbate dyslexia.

Causes Of Dyslexia

Related Concerns and Issues

Section 1
7 questions
3 Lectures 04:06

Here we examine the symptoms that typify dyslexia and the systematic way in which it can be differentiated from other overlapping conditions. 

Changes To The DSM & SLD Diagnosis

Diagnostic Criteria for SLD with Impairment in Reading

Spotting the signs of Dyslexia.

Spotting The Signs of Dyslexia

Section 2
5 questions
Assessment and Evaluation
9 Lectures 10:08

Here we discuss why general language ability is assessed to determine if someone has dyslexia.


With 75% of dyslexia sufferers having "phonological awareness", it's important to understand what this actually is.

Preview 03:44

This is all about rapid naming and word fluency

Rapid Naming and Word Fluency

This lecture also has an activity on using fluency phrases.

Reading Fluency

Here we discover why assessing reading comprehension in dyslexic people is not straightforward.

Reading Comprehension

This is all about spelling - plus a word search activity  .


Whatever a person's language problems are, they'll be strongly evident in their writing. Here we learn why.


Factors to consider when assessing or being assessed for dyslexia are understood in this lecture.

Other Considerations

A gentle conclusion to this section!

Sewing it All Up

Section 3
4 questions
Managing Dyslexia
3 Lectures 10:42

In this lecture we learn how primarily visual computer interfaces, and other specialist devices/software are beneficial to dyslexia sufferers.

Assistive & Adaptive Technology

Remediation Training

Here we learn why self-advocacy is so important for children and adults with dyslexia.


How would an iPad assist a dyslexic person?

Section 4
4 questions
Learning The Basics
4 Lectures 11:13

Now we look at the four broad areas of basic skills that are taught and addressed through dyslexia teaching methods.

Preview 06:22

Learning The Basics - Spelling

This lecture is all about learning the basics with regards to reading

Learning The Basics - Reading

Now we look at some special considerations with regards to writing, including elements such as spelling, grammar, organisation and dysgraphia. 

Learning The Basics - Writing

Section 5
5 questions
Dyslexia in The Classroom
4 Lectures 10:58

This lecture covers the importance of receiving tuition in specialised classes, especially with regards to language learning.

Building An Inclusive Classroom

This lecture is about awareness.


This lecture covers the five key areas where special attention needs to be paid, and a different teaching approach needs to be adopted in order to be most effective for dyslexic students.  This lecture has a number of downloads associated with it.

Differentiated Instruction

There are many things that educators can do to make the learning environment dyslexia friendly, so let's discuss them.

Classroom Modifications

Section 6
4 questions
Dyslexia in The Workplace
6 Lectures 05:27

This lecture covers the importance of effective awareness raising of dyslexia in the workplace.


Workplace Coping Strategies

Organisation and time management!

Organisation and Time Management

Here we understand why dyslexic people need to be ruthless, decisive readers in the workplace.

Reading Strategies

Writing Strategies

This lecture covers the importance of external memory aids in the workplace.

Memory Strategies

Section 7
3 questions
Information Seminars
2 Lectures 04:34

Information seminars are invaluable in advocating for the rights of dyslexic people, and creating an inclusive and productive environment. We'll discuss how to help people go from a state of misunderstanding to one of understanding.

Organising Seminars

The main goal of sensitivity training is to help non-dyslexic people, gain an understanding of what it's like to be dyslexic, so we'll cover a few factors that help inform what dyslexia does as well as what it is.

Sensitivity Training And Real Change

Section 8
3 questions
Intervention for Dyslexia
2 Lectures 02:39

We'll talk about the various areas and observations involved in a diagnosis of dyslexia. As we know already, there's no single test to determine whether someone is dyslexic, or not.


Highlighting Strengths

Highlighting Strengths

Section 9
2 questions
Clinical Therapy
4 Lectures 05:53
Medical Treatments

We'll cover the importance of sensitivity to allergens, in which some symptoms can be mistaken for dyslexia, and how being deficient in certain nutrients can have a negative effect on cognitive functions.

Nutritional / Allergic Treatment

Dyslexia and sensory processing disorder (SPD) often go hand in hand and interact negatively, so it's important that these are identified as distinct diagnosis and treated accordingly. This lecture covers how sensory integration therapy may provide a viable method of dealing with this additional issue.

Sensory Integration, Reading Reflex And Optometric Treatment

Section 10
4 questions


About the Instructor
Libby Seery - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies
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Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.Psych.Coach, Dip.NLP

LIBBY SEERY - Founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Ad.Dip.Psych, PGDip.CBT, Dip.Couns, Dip.NLP, Dip.Psych.Coach 

All of my online courses are fully accredited with the CPD Standards Agency and offer students the opportunity to gain CPD credits/hours.

I am a Psychotherapist, Counsellor, and Therapeutic Art Practitioner.

I run a very successful practice in Harley Street, London which is recognised the world over as a centre of medical excellence.

I am a highly trained specialist with a wealth of experience, working with people from all walks of life; including referrals from charities I'm involved in, to very high profile clients from all over the world.

As well as my client work, I have had a number of works published and have appeared on TV and radio.

I am also the founder of Renaissance Life Therapies Training Academy, which offers courses in counselling, CBT and other areas of self development.  

As an accredited CPD training provider, I have more than 60,000 students, from 181 countries, and have been honoured with a number of awards for my contribution to education.

I also write and lecture in my subject, as well as training other doctors and counsellors in specialist areas of counselling and therapeutic art.