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Certificate in Understanding Dyslexia
July 1, 2020
About this course
This course introduces participants to a broad overview of Dyslexia, a specific learning difficulty. The incidence of dyslexia in Singapore falls within the international incidence of 3% to 10% of the population. Hence this course provides a useful foundation to understand more about this specific learning difficulty, the assessment and support of students with dyslexia. It is hoped that this course will interest participants to pursue professional teaching courses with the DAS Academy.
This course is designed to give both professionals and family members a valuable overview of the common condition of dyslexia. The target audience may be a teacher who needs an insight into how to cope with dyslexia in the classroom, a parent who wants to support their child at home or other professionals and specialists who support students with learning differences.
What you will learn
- Identify the signs and symptoms of dyslexia.
- Explain the causes of dyslexia.
- Describe the various strategies to support a student with dyslexia.
- Define the common co-occurring difficulties.
- Explain how dyslexia can be an advantage
Head, DAS Academy
June has more than a decade of working experience in the field of Specific Learning Difficulties. She is a Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia) and a qualified trainer with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). Previously an educational therapist involved in dyslexia intervention,her earlier experiences augment her current role as a teacher educator and enable her to adopt a grounded perspective in her ideas and approach.
June is passionate about making dyslexia work for dyslexics and believes that dyslexia can become their asset if we teach them how. She is committed to empowering parents, educators and schools with knowledge and practical skills so that students with dyslexia can be given the best support to thrive. She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore and the University College London, Institute of Education (IoE) with a special interest in the topic of inclusion of children with mild learning difficulties in mainstream school.