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Understanding Dyslexia Diploma - CPD & CMA Accredited

Student Discount Card Eligible | Lifetime Access | Online certified training |Online certificate and exam included


£18 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
No formal qualification
15 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Our in-depth Dyslexia Diploma/Course certified by CPD & CMA is the perfect course designed to help learners understand the skills and gain the competence involved working with Dyslexia.

Packed in to 14 modules teaching you everything you need to succeed in this profession.

The course can be studied part time and you can become accredited in as little as 15 hours and you can study at your own pace.

The comprehensive syllabus is supported by experienced tutors who are there to help you through email.

Your qualification will be recognised and can be checked for validity on our dedicated website.

Key features about our Dyslexia Diploma

> Lifetime Access to your course

> The price you pay Reed is for the whole course – no hidden fees

> CPD & CMA Certificate upon successful completion

> Tutor Support Monday – Friday

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15 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Module 1

What is Dyslexia?

Student Objectives

  • To understand what dyslexia is;
  • To learn about the symptoms of dyslexia;
  • To understand how dyslexia can affect other aspects of life;
  • To learn about different people in the community who can help those with dyslexia;
  • Plus much more...

Module 2

The Causes and Diagnosis of Dyslexia

Student Objectives:

  • To learn about the possible causes of dyslexia;
  • To understand neurological causes of dyslexia;
  • To understand how heredity can play a role in dyslexia.
  • To understand how heredity can play a role in dyslexia.
  • Plus much more...

Module 3

Types of Dyslexia

Student Objectives:

  • To learn about different types of reading deficits
  • To understand which deficits are related to dyslexia and which are not
  • To understand interventions and treatments of different types of dyslexia
  • To learn about the signs of different types of dyslexia
  • Plus much more...

Module 4

Dyslexia and Phonics

Student Objectives:

  • To learn the definition of phonics
  • To understand the importance of phonics in literacy and speech
  • To understand how dyslexia affects the learning of phonics
  • To learn how phonics is taught
  • Plus much more...

Module 5

Dyslexia and Writing and Spelling

Student Objectives:

  • To understand why dyslexia can cause an individual to struggle with writing;
  • To understand how writing issues are corrected;
  • To understand where spelling issues come from;
  • To learn how spelling is taught;
  • Plus much more...

Module 6

Dyslexia, Speaking and Listening

Student Objectives:

  • To learn how dyslexia can affect all levels of communication;
  • To learn how a speech therapist can help dyslexic children with their speaking and listening skills;
  • To learn how speaking and listening skills can contribute to reading and writing skills;
  • To learn techniques for improving speaking skills;
  • Plus much more...

Module 7

Dyslexia and Mathematics

Student Objectives

  • To learn about dyscalculia;
  • To understand what difficulties are associated with dyscalculia;
  • To learn about potential causes of dyscalculia;
  • To learn about the effect of dyscalculia on a person's life;
  • Plus much more...

Module 8

Dyslexia and Science

Student Objectives:

  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn physics;
  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn biology;
  • To understand how dyslexic students can learn chemistry;
  • To learn general tips on teaching scientific concepts;
  • Plus much more...

Module 9

Dyslexia and Creativity

To learn about how dyslexia and creativity are connected

  • To understand how the brain is connected to dyslexia and creativity;
  • To learn about dyslexia and drawing;
  • To learn about dyslexia and music;
  • To learn about dyslexia and creative writing.
  • Plus much more...

Module 10

Dyslexia for ESL (English as a Second Language) Learners

Student Objectives:

  • To learn about the language learning experience for dyslexic learners;
  • To learn how dyslexic learners can take part in ESL and foreign language learning;
  • To understand what it means to anticipate language learning abilities;
  • To learn about the MSL (Multi-Sensory Structured Language) method of teaching for dyslexic language learning;
  • Plus much more...

Module 11

Living and Working with Dyslexia as an Adult

Student Objectives:

  • To learn about signs of dyslexic adults at work;
  • To learn the general signs of dyslexia in adults;
  • To learn how to deal with writing issues in the workplace;
  • To understand how to cope with reading issues in the workplace;
  • Plus much more...

Module 12

Co-Occurring Conditions with Dyslexia

Student Objectives:

  • To learn about the conditions often seen with dyslexia;
  • To understand dysgraphia and how it can be overcome;
  • To learn about the symptoms of dyspraxia;
  • To understand ADD/ADHD;
  • Plus much more...

Module 13

Treatments and Support for Dyslexia

Student Objectives

  • To learn about any therapy and interventions that can help children with dyslexia;
  • To understand how speech therapy can help a child with dyslexia;
  • To learn about possible medications that can help dyslexia;
  • To understand how ADD/ADHD treatments can help dyslexia;
  • Plus much more...

Module 14

Dyslexia and the Law

Student Objectives:

  • To understand why and when dyslexia can be classed as a disability;
  • To learn how the law protects disabled people;
  • To learn about different UK laws dedicated to protecting dyslexic people;
  • To understand how these laws apply at work and at school;
  • Plus much more...

Who is this course for?

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.


Carolyn Bettesworth – Warminster

This course is thorough, packed with facts and useful interventions and is easily manageable.

This short course about dyslexia is well worth the money. I am a fully qualified dyslexia specialist who teaches full time. I saw this course and thought it would be a good idea to ensure my knowledge and strategies were current.

This course is thorough, packed with facts and useful interventions and is easily manageable. It fulfils its brief and would be extremely useful to teachers and TAs working in school who wish to increase their knowledge of SpLD and how to support children effectively.

The course reinforces prior knowledge and gives food for thought and discussion. The time indicators for each session are reasonably accurate and allow you to plan your studying and feel that the course is manageable around other commitments. I recommend this course.

Carly Dawson – Bristol

Very clear and easy to follow

Having just completed the Dyslexia Diploma in a few days I can honestly say I now have a much better knowledge of the condition and it gave me so much detail and information to learn in order to use in my teaching job.

Very clear and easy to follow with great assessments at the end of each module. Also the multiple choice exam covered all of the important points I had learnt. Highly recommend this diploma. The fact I could study this online in my own time was a huge positive.

I look forward to further study more diplomas related.


Our Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices. Now more than ever people are using the internet while on the move so our course has been designed to be fully compatible on tablets and smartphones so you can access your course on wifi, 3G or 4G.

There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

All tests are online and are taken either during or after the course, these are included in the price.

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is the fees 18 per hour? is there a certificate?


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