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Understanding Dyslexia Course


Understanding Dyslexia
Understanding Dyslexia

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Course Description

Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. It is not caused by problems with vision, rather, it is a developmental reading disorder that occurs when the brain does not properly recognise and process certain symbols. This free online dyslexia course analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define conditions such as dyslexia. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation. The course presents dyslexia as a ‘case study’ in how different perspectives might be complementary to each other and outlines different approaches to the definition of ‘abnormality’. You will learn about the different explanations of dyslexia including behavioural, cognitive, and biological perspectives. The course also considers the more practical issue of how to approach the treatment of dyslexia and associated difficulties. This free online dyslexia course will be of great interest to all professionals in the areas of education, child development, and adult literacy who would like to learn more about the causes of and treatment for dyslexia, and to all learners who would like a greater understanding of this common condition.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Identify and discuss the issues that relate to the definition, explanation and remediation of ‘abnormal’ psychological functioning; - Understand the complexities involved in identifying, explaining and managing dyslexia;


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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 56 reviews
Course Title: Understanding Dyslexia
Course #: 537
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: Dyslexia is a condition affecting literacy skills. It is not caused by problems with vision, rather, it is a developmental reading disorder that occurs when the brain does not properly recognise and process certain symbols. This free online dyslexia course analyses how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define conditions such as dyslexia. You will learn how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia in order to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation. The course presents dyslexia as a ‘case study’ in how different perspectives might be complementary to each other and outlines different approaches to the definition of ‘abnormality’. You will learn about the different explanations of dyslexia including behavioural, cognitive, and biological perspectives. The course also considers the more practical issue of how to approach the treatment of dyslexia and associated difficulties. This free online dyslexia course will be of great interest to all professionals in the areas of education, child development, and adult literacy who would like to learn more about the causes of and treatment for dyslexia, and to all learners who would like a greater understanding of this common condition.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11 February 2013
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Course Duration (Avg Learner): 2-3 Hours
Video/Audio: None
Audio Only: None
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level:
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Samantha Jackson
    Samantha Jackson United Kingdom Very interesting and informative 2015-08-18 00:08:27
  • Margaret Said
    Margaret Said Malta A detailed course giving the student a deeper understanding of dyslexia. A great insight. 2015-07-14 14:07:52
  • Akarshan Mahesh
    Akarshan Mahesh India It was too good a course, very understanding and informative. Thank you alison.com 2015-07-14 14:07:29
  • Amy-louise Watson
    Amy-louise Watson United Kingdom this is a very interesting course and has widened my knowledge and given me more information on this health problem. It has also pointed me in the right direction with regards to things that may help my family with regards to treatment ideas in the way of vitamins etc. 2015-05-17 21:05:49
  • Matthew Dunn
    Matthew Dunn United States of America I learned there are many different aspects of dyslexia that have to be considered for individuals who are having difficulties with reading and writing. 2015-04-30 18:04:08
  • Toni Meredith
    Toni Meredith United Kingdom Very informative. 2015-03-22 19:03:40
  • Carol Mendelski
    Carol Mendelski United Kingdom Very helpful. 2014-12-15 17:12:30
  • Val Gray
    Val Gray Australia This is an excellent course, thank you so much for providing such clear, well paced and relevant information. Cheers, Val Gray 2014-12-10 01:12:21
  • Allison Sturgeon
    Allison Sturgeon United Kingdom Very informative. Opened my eyes to understanding and seeing dyslexia in a whole new light. 2014-11-10 13:11:55
  • Edward Burns
    Edward Burns United States of America My level of understanding has improved from theorizing to professional understanding. It is a great perceptual benefit to have the use of reference resources and historical progression of understanding dyslexia. 2014-11-05 21:11:43
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