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Dyspraxia 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 aim of the Dyspraxia Awareness distance learning course is to provide the student with an understanding of dyspraxia and the specific difficulties associated with this condition. Dyspraxia is a difficulty with thinking out, planning and carrying out sensory and/or motor tasks. Children with dyspraxia face many challenges each day in carrying out activities that many take for granted. Such difficulties can have an effect on the child's ability in school and also on their overall self esteem.

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 Dyspraxia 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 dyspraxia
2.Signs that a child may have dyspraxia
3.How and when dyspraxia is diagnosed
4.Effects of dyspraxia on the child/adolescent
5.Role of a multidisciplinary team
6.Effective strategies to assist a child with dyspraxia

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 dyspraxia

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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