Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing

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About this course: 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

Created by:  University of London, UCL Institute of Education, Dyslexia International
  • Taught by:  Dr Jenny Thomson

  • Taught by:  Dr Vincent Goetry

Commitment 4-6 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.8…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: 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

Created by:  University of London, UCL Institute of Education, Dyslexia International
  • Taught by:  Dr Jenny Thomson

  • Taught by:  Dr Vincent Goetry

Commitment 4-6 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.8 stars Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


An overview
Writing systems; models of reading acquisition (the ‘decoding’ and ‘direct’ paths); the importance of automatization; bilingualism


8 videos, 10 readings expand


  1. Reading: Start Here!
  2. Video: The promotional video
  3. Reading: Syllabus
  4. Reading: Grading
  5. Reading: Resources
  6. Reading: Glossary
  7. Reading: Downloads
  8. Reading: FAQs
  9. Reading: The Course Team
  10. Reading: Acknowledgements
  11. Reading: Module One
  12. Video: 1.1 Introduction by Jenny and Vincent
  13. Video: 1.2 Writing systems
  14. Video: 1.3 Models of reading – Part 1
  15. Video: 1.4 Models of reading - Part 2
  16. Video: 1.5 The importance of automatization
  17. Video: 1.6 Bilingualism – Part 1
  18. Video: 1.7 Bilingualism – Part 2

Graded: Module One

WEEK 2


Definitions and identification of dyslexia
Causes; identification; numerous activities include simple methods of observation (not formal diagnosis)


8 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Reading: Module Two
  2. Video: 2.1 Definition and causes
  3. Video: 2.2 Identification – Pre-primary
  4. Video: 2.3 Identification – Primary
  5. Video: 2.4 Informal assessment - Part 1
  6. Video: 2.5 Informal assessment - Part 2
  7. Video: 2.6 Informal assessment - Part 3
  8. Video: 2.7 Identification – Later years 1
  9. Video: 2.8 Identification – Later years 2

Graded: Module Two

WEEK 3


'Co-morbidity', and psychological and social aspects



The ‘dys’-constellation (dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc); audition; vision; loss of self-esteem; long-term effects of school drop-out and antisocial behaviour – evidence from Canada; ‘positive’ aspects of dyslexia and unusual aptitudes; discussion around pros and cons of ‘labelling’ a child


10 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Reading: Module Three
  2. Video: 3.1 Audition
  3. Video: 3.2 Vision
  4. Video: 3.3 Attention
  5. Video: 3.4 Math(s) (Dyscalculia)
  6. Video: 3.5 Dyspraxia
  7. Video: 3.6 Oral language impairment
  8. Video: 3.7 Psychological aspects – Part 1
  9. Video: 3.8 Psychological aspects – Part 2
  10. Video: 3.9 Positive aspects
  11. Video: 3.10 Pros and Cons of “labelling”
  12. Reading: Peer Reviews

Graded: Module Three
Graded: The child observation chart

WEEK 4


Practical teaching approaches Part 1



General principles of inclusion; structured, multisensory, phonics-based and metacognitive approaches; summaries of recent influential reports of best practice from France, the UK and USA; applying these approaches across the curriculum; learning styles; reading, spelling, comprehension and composition; visualization and mind-mapping


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  1. Reading: Module Four
  2. Video: 4.1 Inclusion
  3. Video: 4.2 Reports on reading
  4. Video: 4.3 General principles – Part 1
  5. Video: 4.4 General principles – Part 2
  6. Video: 4.5 Subject-specific – Science, History and Math(s)
  7. Video: 4.6 'Individualization'

Graded: Module Four
Graded: Irregular words

WEEK 5


Practical teaching approaches Part 2
Multisensory teaching in practice illusted; ctraomprehension, composition


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  1. Reading: Module Five
  2. Video: 5.1 Multisensory teaching practice – Auditory, visual and oral-kinaesthetic discovery
  3. Video: 5.2 Multisensory teaching practice – Manual–kinaesthetic discovery
  4. Video: 5.3 Multisensory teaching practice – Segmentation
  5. Video: 5.4 Multisensory teaching practice – The Alphabet
  6. Video: 5.5 Multisensory teaching practice – 'Blap'
  7. Video: 5.6 Multisensory teaching practice - Revision of reading cards
  8. Video: 5.7 Teaching phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle – Part 1
  9. Video: 5.8 Teaching phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle – Part 2
  10. Video: 5.9 Teaching phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle - Part 3
  11. Video: 5.10 Multisensory techniques for reading and spelling – Part 1
  12. Video: 5.11 Multisensory techniques for reading and spelling – Part 2
  13. Video: 5.12 Comprehension - Part 1
  14. Video: 5.13 Comprehension - Part 2
  15. Video: 5.14 Composition

Graded: Module Five

WEEK 6


Study skills, aids and accommodations
Attention, memory and organization; technological aids especially for reading and writing; examples of accommodations for formal assessments and examinations


8 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Reading: Module Six
  2. Video: 6.1 Interview with SEN teacher
  3. Video: 6.2 Accommodations
  4. Video: 6.3 Technology aids - Reading 1
  5. Video: 6.4 Technology aids – Reading 2
  6. Video: 6.5 Technology aids – Writing 1
  7. Video: 6.6 Technology aids – Writing 2
  8. Video: 6.7 Technology aids – Memory
  9. Video: 6.8 Organization

Graded: End-of-course quiz
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