1 – ‘Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing’
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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.
Read a very positive, independent review by Learning Difficulties Australia, reproduced with their permission and some of the compliments posted in the Forums as well as the stories you sent to Coursera.
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.
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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
The online course is available in French, Portuguese and Spanish.
Read here Professor Angela Pinheiro’s description of its genesis and current status.
Dislexia Sin Fronteras, a team in Argentina, has produced a course in Spanish about dyslexia and its ‘co-morbidities’. It is online and completely free of charge.
The basic text of the course is currently available in:
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