Understanding Dyslexia For School Staff


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The Understanding Dyslexia training is an essential course designed for teachers and other professionals who want to further develop their knowledge of dyslexia. Did you know10% of the UK population has Dyslexia that’s approximately 6.3 million people and 1 in 6 adults have a reading age of an eleven-year-old? Knowing this clearly demonstrates why this is an essential course for anyone working within education.

During the course participants will not only further develop their understanding and knowledge of dyslexia, but will leave with reassuringly uncomplicated strategies to enable students to enjoy lessons and succeed in class.


Course objectives:

• Understand what is dyslexia;
• Gain more knowledge and understanding about dyslexia including, history, research and characteristics (including challenges and strengths);
• Improve knowledge around dyslexia and neurodiversity;
• Recognise the co-morbidity and diagnostic process;
• Gain an awareness of visual stress;
• Understand the link between dyslexia and mental health;
• Develop anunderstanding of the key interventions and strategies available;
• Explore links to supporting parents and staff;
• Work through a selection of case studies to further develop understanding.


Target Audience

Aimed at anyone working directly or indirectly with students looking to further develop their understanding and knowledge of dyslexia. Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teaching assistant, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.