Success with Dyslexia

Shirley Houston
Promoting a sound start to learning
Learn how to help dyslexic students experience and acknowledge success through use of support strategies including assistive technology and resilience training.
Target Audience
This course is designed for upper primary and secondary teachers
82 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Many dyslexic students feel defined by what they cannot do. Every day they have to do things they find hard but others seem to find easy. This course aims to show upper primary and secondary teachers what they can do to help dyslexic students to experience and acknowledge success. It examines the indicators and impact of dyslexia and what Dyslexia Friendly Schools can do to minimise the impact. Participants will explore a range of support strategies, including the use of assistive technology. They will also learn about new research that shows that resilience is a greater predictor of dyslexic success than gains in academic skills. A resilience program designed for dyslexic students will be outlined.

Audience

This course is designed for upper primary and secondary teachers

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 lifetime course access


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Teaching Standards

1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
1.6.2 Proficient Level – Strategies to support full participation of students with disability
2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.2.2 Proficient Level – Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies
3.4.2 Proficient Level – Select and use resources

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 1.5.2, 1.6.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2 & 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Defining dyslexia

15 minutes

Presentation of a working definition of dyslexia. Participants watch a video explaining the dyslexic brain and are encouraged
to share in Forum 1 questions they have about dyslexia and dyslexic students.

Indicators and Impact

1 hour

Participants read a list of indicators of dyslexia and tick those seen in a dyslexic individual they would like to support. They identify hurdles these are likely to create in their Area. Working with a partner, they undertake a simulation activity that gives some insight into the psychological/emotional impact of dyslexia. Participants will watch a video in which dyslexics talk about how it feels to be dyslexic. They read a list of common strengths of dyslexics then watch a video on ‘The Dyslexic Advantage’. In Forum 2, participants discuss observations about the impact of dyslexia.

Dyslexia Friendly Schools/Workplaces

1 hour

Participants read about the BDA Dyslexia Friendly accreditation. They conduct a private audit of their school/workplace, filling out a detailed form. They set two targets for their school/workplace. They go to a website to read through a sample policy and provision plan. They look at websites/videos showing what is being done at some schools/workplaces. In Forum 3, participants share observations about policy and provision.

Support Strategies

1 hour

Participants read about physical modifications, task modifications, instructional strategies and assessment strategies. They watch videos on dyslexia-friendly fonts and a number of strategies. They highlight support strategies already implemented in one colour and strategies they intend to implement in another. They trial at least 2 strategies. In Forum 4 they share support strategies that they have found to be effective.

Using Assistive Technology

1 hour

Participants read about and access links to information about/videos of a variety of assistive technologies that can be helpful to a dyslexic individual. They identify the technologies that could practically be used in their setting. In Forum 5 they share experiences with use of at least one piece of technology.

Resilience and Self-Advocacy

1 hour

Participants will read about research showing that resilience is a greater predictor of dyslexic success than gains in academic skills. They will look at some sample lessons from a program designed to develop resilience in dyslexic students. They will watch video footage of the program in action. In Forum 6 they will share elements of the program they feel they could use in their setting.

On The Road To Success

45 minutes

In this session participants have a choice of creating an action plan for achievement of the goals they selected for their workplace using a template provided OR reading a case study and writing up an IEP for the dyslexic student.
In Forum 7, participants share how they could put the case study student or an individual they work with in their workplace ‘on the road to success’.

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

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Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

This was a well presented and insightful professional development. The relevance of this course was excellent and meaningful.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

Very relevant with relevant reading, videos and activities

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

This course was amazing! It was full of valuable information. The quality of the information was extremely high and all of the content was relevant to my work.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

Very relevant.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

Very Good

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

I think the content on this course is sufficient. At times some YouTube clips were too long. I also felt that I needed to find different strategies to assist me dealing with students with dyslexia that I didn’t find in this course – given that all students are different responders. No thanks.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

Great quality and very relevant

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

very relevant.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
08/07/2020

Fantastic insight into teaching and learning with Dyslexic students.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
27/04/2020

The newest resource in this course was 4 years old, with many of the resources between 5 – 10 years old. The content is still relevant but it would have been better to have more up-to-date information in the content of the course. The course had some page errors as well.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
27/04/2020

good – very informative and providing different perspectives, as well as a considerable number of references/reading for further exploration

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

Excellent quality of course contents which included information that was well categorized

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

Quality was good, Content was all very relevant.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

Excellent range of resources

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

An excellent course with practical ideas and resources

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

The course is great, but if you’re looking for teaching ideas and strategies to implement in the classroom, do ‘synthetic phonics fast and fun’ course instead.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

Abundance of useful resources and further literature to read. At times, the course is a little wordy but this is often complemented with video texts.

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

I really enjoyed the course and found it very interesting to learn more about dyslexia. The fact that Dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is neuobiological in origin was very interesting. I have learnt great strategies to implement in my classroom and aid my student with dyslexia

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

High quality

Success with Dyslexia - Shirley Houston
18/04/2020

very detailed and relevent


About the team


Shirley Houston

Creator

Shirley has a Masters degree in Special Education and has been teaching in the area of Special Needs for 30 years. She has taught in government and independent schools, primary and secondary, universities and TAFE. Shirley has also taught in several states of Australia and in the U.S. Her particular interests are specific learning difficulties, early childhood, education of young gifted children and literacy. She loves travel, reading and music.