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Dyslexia Awareness Training

Duration: 2.5 Hours

Course Trainer: Jennifer McConnell, Learning Support Officer, DIT Disability Support Service

 

Target Audience:  Current Lecturing Staff and Student Support Staff

Course Aim: To provide DIT Staff with an understanding of Dyslexia in Higher Education

Course Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of Dyslexia and it's characteristics
  • Understand Dyslexic student experiences in Higher Education
  • Discuss a wide rang of inclusive Teaching Methods for students with Dyslexia

Course Content:

  • Definitions of Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia: Aetiology and Characteristics
  • Reasonable Accommodations/DARE Entry/Registration with the Disability Service in DIT
  • Student Perspectives & Case Studies: Dyslexia
  • Inclusive teaching Methods for Dyslexia
  • Assistive technology for Dyslexia