Duration 1/2 day
Dyslexia is a common learning disability but general awareness is quite low - perhaps because despite great advances in our understanding of the disorder, its exact cause and cure are still unknown. This half-day course aims to impart the science of dyslexia in an easy-to-understand way, share existing knowledge from within the group and consider the everyday social (and working) impact of dyslexia.
- What is dyslexia
- Key facts and common myths
- Causes, symptoms and co-occurring difficulties
- Diagnosis and treatment
- Resources and support
Methods of Delivery
This short course uses a mix of trainer presentation and intra-group learning to introduce the subject matter at an awareness level. Visual aids will support the trainer presentation, and learners' input will be encouraged through plenary and subgroup work.
- Learning Objectives
- Training Considerations
- Related Courses
- Understand dyslexia as a spectrum disorder and identify common features
- Recognise direct and indirect manifestations of dyslexia in Trust staff
- Provide for the support needs of dyslexic Trust staff
As dyslexia affects approximately 10% of the population, this course is likely to be directly or indirectly relevant to all Trust staff, with particular importance for those with line management, human resource or job design responsibilities.
There are no pre-training requirements for this course.
Upon completion of the course, the delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.