FULLY ACCREDITED DYSLEXIA THERAPY DIPLOMA
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
3.2 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
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
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
7.2 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
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
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.
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.
Which of these celebrities have dyslexia?
Living with dyslexia in present times, is probably the most difficult era for dyslexics, and in this lecture we discover why.
In this lecture we'll discover how dyslexia has a strong genetic component, and there are some environmental triggers that exacerbate dyslexia.
Here we examine the symptoms that typify dyslexia and the systematic way in which it can be differentiated from other overlapping conditions.
Spotting the signs of Dyslexia.
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.
This is all about rapid naming and word fluency
This lecture also has an activity on using fluency phrases.
Here we discover why assessing reading comprehension in dyslexic people is not straightforward.
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.
A gentle conclusion to this section!
In this lecture we learn how primarily visual computer interfaces, and other specialist devices/software are beneficial to dyslexia sufferers.
Here we learn why self-advocacy is so important for children and adults with dyslexia.
How would an iPad assist a dyslexic person?
Now we look at the four broad areas of basic skills that are taught and addressed through dyslexia teaching methods.
This lecture is all about learning the basics with regards to reading
Now we look at some special considerations with regards to writing, including elements such as spelling, grammar, organisation and dysgraphia.
This lecture covers the importance of receiving tuition in specialised classes, especially with regards to language learning.
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.
There are many things that educators can do to make the learning environment dyslexia friendly, so let's discuss them.
This lecture covers the importance of effective awareness raising of dyslexia in the workplace.
Organisation and time management!
Here we understand why dyslexic people need to be ruthless, decisive readers in the workplace.
This lecture covers the importance of external memory aids in the workplace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
PLEASE SEE THIS LECTURE ON DETAILS FOR CPD ACCREDITATION
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.