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Dyslexia: Identification and Support

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Dyslexia: Identification and Support
    • This free module aims to provide teachers and local authority staff with a deeper understanding of dyslexia and inclusive practice within the context of Scottish Education.  It was developed to support the recommendations of the the 2014 Education Scotland Review: Making Sense: Education for Children and Young People with Dyslexia in Scotland.

      Outlines of two heads with the words Dyslexia and Inclusive PracticeDyslexia: Identification and Support is designed for Support for Learning Teachers/pupil support teachers and local authority education officers to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the identification process and appropriate supports for dyslexia.  This module provides opportunities for practitioners to engage in reflective practice and develop their confidence when identifying and supporting dyslexia.

      The module is the third of three linked modules supported by the Making Sense Working group and written by the Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit, Dyslexia Scotland and Education Scotland with the support of the Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project.  All three modules use the General Teaching Council Scotland's focus areas to support professional learning.  Successful completion of this module will enable participants to apply to the Dyslexia Scotland and General Teaching Council for Scotland for professional recognition of dyslexia and inclusive practice.

      To enrol on this module you must first complete modules Introduction to Dyslexia and inclusive Practice and Supporting Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice.

      To gain your digital badge you must complete the module online. A bar on each web page highlights your progression through the module. Please be aware that offline completion of this module using the downloadable versions of the module will not activate the necessary requirements to gain the digital badge.

      Learning outcomes

      After studying this module and participating in the tasks you will have a deeper understanding and experience of:

      • Holistic identification using the Identification Pathway for Dyslexia
      • Appropriate support and assessment within the Scottish context
      • Enabling school communities to improve the outcomes of learners with dyslexia
      • Supporting school communities to improve inclusive practice
      • Developing learner profiles to support post school transition

      If you complete the module including the quizzes you will gain a digital badge for your learning.


      Education Scotland logo Foghlam AlbaEducation Scotland


      Dyslexia Scotland logoDyslexia Scotland


      Addressing Dyslexia logo Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit


      Opening Educational Practices in Scotland logo Opening Educational Practices in Scotland


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    • This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection

      This course is part of a collection of courses called Dyslexia Scotland. There are 3 courses in this collection so you may find other courses here that maybe of interest to you.

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    • Course learning outcomes

      After studying this module and participating in the tasks you will have a deeper understanding and experience of:

      • Holistic identification using the Identification Pathway for Dyslexia
      • Appropriate support and assessment within the Scottish context
      • Enabling school communities to improve the outcomes of learners with dyslexia
      • Supporting school communities to improve inclusive practice
      • Developing learner profiles to support post school transition

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      Jacqueline Coulter

      Dyslexia: Identification and Support

      Jacqueline Coulter21 March 2018 5:27

      I have now completed all 3 parts to this course successfully. This module is by far the more difficult and the most enjoyable. As a school assistant I will now know if a child is having difficulties with literacy or maths and work with the teacher to put the best plan in place for that child. I would definitely recommend anyone to give this course a try, It may even help your own child.

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    • Level 1: Introductory
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