Identify and Support Dyslexic Pupils in School

Supporting Dyslexic Pupils in the Classroom

Dyslexia affects around 1 in 10 people in the UK, but early diagnoses and intervention can have a huge effect on dyslexic pupils' literacy. This course has practical ideas and strategies for recognising and working with dyslexic pupils.

Register for the Summer Term Course

This Course Covers:

  • Understanding Dyslexia?
  • Identifying Dyslexic type difficulties
  • Implications and impact of Dyslexia on learning
  • Supporting Dyslexic learners
  • Supporting Dyslexic Pupils in the Classroom

    Research shows that early recognition of dyslexia in pupils can have a huge impact on their literacy levels and school life. Dyslexia affects around 1 in 10 people in the UK, but only 4% of these may be severe enough to be noticed in school. Usually only the children who have significant differences get noticed. This online course looks at practical ways to recognise and support pupils with dyslexia.

    Duration Learning Hours Online Seminars Tasks Key Stage Suitable For
    1 Term 25 (includes Tasks and Seminars) 4 4 KS1, KS2, KS3, KS4 Teachers, Managers, SENCO's, Literacy Co-ordinators, TAs, HLTAs

    Tutor Support & Mentoring

    When you enrol on any of our online courses you will have access to an expert in their field, get 1:1 support & advice from an experienced, qualified and friendly tutor ready to answer your questions. All our courses are developed by experienced Teachers.

    Study at your own pace

    All course materials are available 24 hours a day via our website. All online seminars are recorded and made available to you. Access at any time, from anywhere using a computer, tablet or mobile.

    Certified Courses

    All our online courses are certified and have completion criteria, once you have fulfilled the course requirements we will issue you with a course certificate. All our courses meet the 2016 DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development.

    Course Contents
  • What is dyslexia?
  • How do I identify learners with dyslexic type difficulties?
  • What is the impact of dyslexia on learning?
  • How can I best support dyslexic learners within the classroom to maximize outcomes?
  • Course Structure

    Session 1 - Recognising Dyslexia
    What is dyslexia, theories and definitions. What a profile of a dyslexic learner might look like. Using dyslexia checklists to support identification of dyslexic type difficulties.

    Session 2 - The Implications of Dyslexia
    What are the implications of dyslexia for learners. Implications for reading and writing and other aspects of dyslexia including speed of processing, automaticity and working memory.
    The impact of dyslexia on self-esteem importance of this in learning.

    Session 3 & 4 - Strategies to support dyslexic learners in the classroom
    These sessions will focus on ways of adapting the learning to support dyslexic type difficulties. Including using visual support, allowing time to process information, providing quiet space. (3 P’s pictures peace patience.) Different styles of learning.

    Course Tasks
    1. Dyslexia checklist, pen portrait
    2. Pupil Report
    3. Pupil Support Plan
    4. Self Evaluation and Management Feedback
  • 4 online seminars
  • 6 Months access to the course seminars & resources
  • Access to an expert, ask your tutor questions and get advice throughout the course
  • Meets the 2016 DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development
  • Accessing the Course

    Access to the course materials and eLearning area is for a 6 month period, tutor support for 1 term. There are 4 online seminars each lasting approximately one hour. Although we encourage candidates to attend the seminars live, they are recorded and uploaded for all candidates. If candidates are unable to attend the seminar they can watch the recording and ask any questions via email. The tasks are planned to fit in with teachers’ work requirements. There is a forum area allowing participants to share information and ask questions. To access the eLearning site and online seminars you require a computer with internet access and speakers / headphones, or a smartphone or tablet with the relevant apps installed.


    Access on a computer, tablet or mobile device

    Course Tutor

    You will be working with our Dyslexia specialist, Rosemary Charlton (AMBDA, APC, MA - Additional Learning Needs). Rosemary has spent many years teaching pupils from all key stages in both mainstream and special education settings across the country. She works in schools with children who have Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Condition, ADHD and ADD. Rosemary currently works with children who have a diagnosis of dyslexia both individually and within a classroom context.

    2016 DFE Standards for Teachers' Professional Development

    Professional development should have a clear focus on improving and evaluating pupil outcomes

    We have clearly outlined course outcomes and goals and evaluate participants’ prior knowledge in order to ensure progression. Course tasks are designed to help participants evaluate impact on themselves, their school and the pupils.

    Professional development should be underpinned by robust evidence and expertise

    Course content is developed in line with current thinking and is thoroughly researched by our expert tutors. Course tasks are designed not only to fit in around participants day to day teaching, but also to link teacher practice to pupil experiences and outcomes. Task feedback and support is given to reinforce impact evaluation of teachers practice and the wider implication for pupils and the school. All our courses are independently evaluated to ensure intended outcomes and quality.

    Professional development should include collaboration and expert challenge

    Our eLearning environment and the content of the seminars and tasks is structured to encourage participants collaboration, tutor support and to challenge existing methods in order to develop more informed practice and better pupil outcomes.

    Professional development programmes should be sustained over time

    The online delivery and course models we use in our training ensures content and the learning experience is delivered over a period of time. Support and Mentoring is available throughout the duration of the course and course materials and seminars are available for an extended period after the course finishes.

    Professional development must be prioritised by school leadership

    The course outcomes outlined in our Individual Learner Plans help participants plan and collaborate with leaders in order to develop on-going professional development strategies and plans. Our tasks and course feedback provides evidence to show school leaders and to provide forward planning for participants professional development and practices.

    Course Fee *

    • 1 Candidate

    • £ 299.99
    • Delivered over 1 Term
    • 4 Online Seminars
    • Learning Hours - 25 (including tasks and seminars)
    • Personalised Tutor Support, Mentoring and Advice
    • Courses Developed by Experienced Teachers
    • 6 Months - 24/7 Access to Course Materials and Seminars
    • Key Stage 1, 2, 3 & 4
    • Teaching and Assesment Materials
    • Register for the Summer Term

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