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Understanding Dyslexia Course


Understanding Dyslexia
Understanding Dyslexia

Learn more about 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 68 votes
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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  • Joan Nadin
    Joan Nadin United Kingdom A very informative and up to date course which really helped in the understanding of what dyslexia is and how it affects individuals. 2016-07-28 12:07:03
  • Jestina Nichols
    Jestina Nichols United Kingdom Informative and interesting, well presented. 2016-06-28 09:06:38
  • Brian Nellis
    Brian Nellis United States of America This was interesting. 2016-04-26 21:04:18
  • Christine Search
    Christine Search United Kingdom Really good enjoyed all of it. 2016-04-23 18:04:44
  • Samantha Ihlow
    Samantha Ihlow Australia Wonderful Course. I learnt heaps. 2016-03-03 06:03:44
  • Elaine Lingard
    Elaine Lingard United Kingdom A very informative and challenging course. 2016-01-21 23:01:37
  • Shiran Obeyesekere
    Shiran Obeyesekere Australia Very informative 2015-11-02 13:11:43
  • Jayme Browning
    Jayme Browning United Kingdom Very informative. I now have a better understanding of what it is like to have Dyslexia and how i can help others when it comes to strategies 2015-10-17 20:10:22
  • Amy Lykins
    Amy Lykins United States of America Very informative. 2015-10-11 22:10:39
  • Laura Scott Mallett
    Laura Scott Mallett United States of America Very informative. 2015-10-11 22:10:37
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