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Certificate in Dyslexia Awareness. Distance Learning

Course Type: Distance Learning
Institute Name: Portobello Institute
Fee: on request
Course Locations: *Nationwide*
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

The Dyslexia Awareness distance learning course will enable you to learn more about how to tell if someone has dyslexia, the learning and emotional effects of Dyslexia as well as effective strategies for Dyslexia in the classroom. Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty which makes it difficult for some children to learn to read, write and spell correctly. A child can become frustrated by these difficulties and over time may also show signs of low self-esteem and behavioural problems at home and school. In addition, the child may also become unmotivated and develop a dislike for school which can impact on the child’s overall success in school.

By choosing to study this course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning centre for the duration of the course. The course materials for this certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home. You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course who will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning centre from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an administration fee of €30 for this service.

Qualifications Gained
•Portobello Institute Certificate in Dyslexia Awareness

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

As this course is delivered through distance learning the student works at their own pace. Each student has 6 months to complete this course.

Course Delivery
•Online Learning Centre (requires internet access), or
•By Post (note that there is an admin fee of €30 for postal students)

Course Content Modules
1.What is dyslexia
2.Signs that a child may have dyslexia
3.How dyslexia is diagnosed
4.Other conditions that can occur with dyslexia
5.Effects of dyslexia on the child (both learning and emotional)
6.Effective strategies to help the child with dyslexia in the classroom

Assessment Criteria

One short case study based assignment will be required to successfully complete this course.

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is aimed at teachers, special needs assistants, parents and any other adults involved in working with a child with dyslexia.

Further Studies

Portobello Institute offers a number of short distance learning courses including:
•FETAC Special Needs Education (Level 5)
•Mental Health Awareness (Level 5)
•Intellectual Disability Studies (Level 5)
•Social Care Studies (Level 5)

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