This part-time course enables teachers and therapists to screen and remediate literacy difficulties, including Dyslexia, in school-aged children.

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This module of the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia Course will ensure that participants understand dyslexia and its impact on the learner. They will gain an understanding of the theories of causality and the various definitions for dyslexia. Participants will gain an understanding of literacy development and how this differs in the case of dyslexia. They will also be introduced to the principles and practice of inclusive education.
This module of the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia Course will ensure that participants have sound knowledge of the different purposes, levels and types of assessment and that they are able to link the definitions of dyslexia and theories of causality with the domains to assess for dyslexia. This will enable them to profile a learner’s literacy difficulties to inform intervention.
This module of the Award in Literacy and Dyslexia Course will examine the principles and practice of multisensory teaching, supporting participants to develop and a deliver a structured, cumulative, multi-sensory intervention to remediate literacy difficulties.

All learners have the desire to understand what they are reading, and without comprehension, reading becomes meaningless. This course focuses on the development and facilitation of reading comprehension. Teachers and therapists will walk away with a better understanding of, and useful tools to facilitate this very complex skill. 

Annelize Clark is an Occupational Therapist and Foundation Phase Teacher with a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Intervention. Her passion lies with inclusion and teaching foundational skills to those with barriers to learning, particularly in the area of literacy. She is the online co-ordinator and moderator for the Award in Dyslexia and Literacy at Bellavista SHARE. 

R 450

Speaker: Dr Stephanie Gottwald

When a child reads fluently, it feels like magic! All of the words are effortlessly recognised and each sentence is read with expression. But what about our children who are not fluent readers, who struggle, sounding out each and every word? Even when a child has mastered phonics and word identification, it is not a guarantee that text reading will become fluent. In this presentation you will learn about the neuroscience behind fluent reading and what is known about readers who struggle with fluency. Parents and educators will leave with practical techniques to support their children to become fluent readers, ensuring that nothing gets in the way of every child becoming a fluent and engaged reader. 

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

Earn CPD points by viewing the talk and answering 15 questions related to the content.

**Content will be available to view for three months from the date of purchase. Please note that the HPCSA accreditation for this content expires on: 30 April 2019. In order to receive the allocated CEUs, the quiz must be taken before this date.
R 450

Speaker: Dr Stephanie Gottwald

For learners with Dyslexia or Literacy Difficulties, the use of technology can make managing school work, communicating with others, and learning independently much easier. The market is awash with devices, applications and programmes that claim to teach or compensate for the difficulties experienced by learners with reading disabilities. How does a parent, teacher, or child choose what might actually help them? This presentation by Dr Stephanie Gottwald will help separate the cool toys from the real tools that could unleash a learner’s success.  

HPCSA awards 3 CEUs

Earn CPD points by viewing the talk and answering 15 questions related to the content.

**Content will be available to view for three months from the date of purchase. Please note that the HPCSA accreditation for this content expires on: 30 April 2019. In order to receive the allocated CEUs, the quiz must be taken before this date.