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Advanced Short Course on Dyslexia

An invaluable experience for all teachers, students and therapists.

  • Know why dyslexics struggle
  • Understand their way of processing information
  • Be equipped to identify possible dyslexics
  • Use these new-found tools to touch and change the life of the dyslexic learner in your classroom.

Course Content

1. INTRODUCTION TO DYSLEXIA
2. WHAT IS DYSLEXIA?
3. EARLIEST ONSET AND DEVELOPMENT OF DYSLEXIA
4. CAUSES OF DYSLEXIA
5. RESEARCH ON DYSLEXIA
6. WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASSROOM?

7. EXAMPLES OF DYSLEXIC LEARNERS
8. ADDITIONAL THEORIES ON DYSLEXIA
9. DYSLEXIA AND MEDICATION – YES OR NO?
10. IDENTIFYING DYSLEXIA IN THE INCLUSIVE CLASSROOM
11. DYSLEXIA AS OPPOSED TO ADD
12. HOW TO DEAL WITH DYSLEXIA IN INCLUSIVE EDUCATION

Outcome of the course

Attendees will demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of Dyslexia and methods to incorporate the dyslexic learner in their classroom.

Outcome 1: Attendees will be able to identify possible Dyslexic learners in their classroom by applying various identification tools such as a symptom list and, IQ and/or
distinguishing between Dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

Outcome 2: Attendees will be able to implement tools in the Inclusive Classroom: they will be equipped to draw up a lesson plan/idea/concept for their class/subject that will
include and accommodate the Dyslexic learner’s unique ability of perceiving and processing.

Presenter: Dr Carine Steenkamp
Dyslexia Specialist (Former CEO of GoFocus Learning Centres)
Author of “Dyslexia in the Classroom: A Guide for Educators in SA”

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