1 – ‘Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing’
Join more than 41,000 learners who have enrolled in this Coursera MOOC.
This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called ‘dyslexia’, and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries. Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes.
This MOOC has been made possible by a large team of volunteers as well as the generous financial and administrative support of the University of London International Programmes.
2 – ‘Basics for teachers: Dyslexia – How to identify it and What to do’
This course was first presented at UNESCO in 2010 in French and English. Initially designed specifically to address dyslexia in the classroom, it is recognized by experts as a leading programme for teaching literacy to learners of all abilities.
Written by Dr Vincent Goetry and his team in Brussels, Belgium
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Read how some teachers have changed their methods after taking the course
See what a Deputy Head says about online training in her school
We have just added Arabic! See below.
The interactive, online course is available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Texts of the course are available in Arabic and Chinese.
Written by Dr Vincent Goetry and his team, Brussels, Belgium
Translated and adapted by Professor Angela Pinheiro and her team, University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Read here Professor Pinheiro’s description of its genesis and current status.
Dislexia Sin Fronteras, a team led by Maria Laura Scasso, Buenos Aires, Argentina, has produced a course in Spanish about dyslexia and its ‘co-morbidities’. It is online and completely free of charge.
Here is a short review of the course by Professor Pinheiro and colleague in Brazil.
The basic texts of the course are currently available in:
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Translated and adapted by Dr Ahmad Oueini and Katia Hazoury; edited by Kamel Bouheiry, assisted by Mohamad Makkaoui
Translated and adapted by Alice Cheng Lai, Associate Professor, Manulife Centre for Children with Specific Learning Disabilities; Director, PoyU-PekingU Joint Centre for Child Development and Learning, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
This text was written by a team under the leadership of Professor Jesus Alegria of the Free University of Brussels, Belgium, with contributions from the universities of Murcia and Malaga in Spain.
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