24. november 2020 - 9:00 tot 16:00
International Leadership Academy, Den Haag
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ILA Practical Solutions for Dyslexia Plus in partnership with the British Dyslexia Association (BDA). Accredited Level 3 Qualification. | dinsdag, 24. november 2020

We are delighted to have developed our partnership with the British Dyslexia Association to bring this Level 3 programme to a second cohort in the international school community. The BDA is one of the world’s leading experts in the field of dyslexia and this programme will offer participants the opportunity to delve deeper and explore current research, pedagogy and best practice. The programme offers a blended one-year level 3 course to anyone interested in supporting students with dyslexia. There are four online modules and one face-to-face session during the year. Participants complete an assessed workbook during the course which is submitted as part of the accredited programme assessment.




Who Can Apply? Senior leaders, teachers, teaching and learning assistants working in education at all levels




What’s Involved?

Module 1 Fundamentals of Dyslexia Awareness (This online e-learning unit needs to be completed prior to the face-face day for module 2)


Dyslexia and the brain

Theory into practice

How is dyslexia identified?

How does it feel to be dyslexic?

Dyslexia and the law

Conclusions and reflections




Module 2 Supporting Dyslexic Learners (face-to-face day: 24th November 2021)


Review: what is dyslexia?

How dyslexia may present at different stages of education

Understanding the spectrum of neurodiversity

Building a learner profile

What does it feel like to be dyslexic?

What can we do to help?

The dyslexia-friendly classroom and school

How to present information to learners

Empowering the learner

Next steps




Module 3 Practical Solutions + Reading (online e-learning)


What is reading?

Three models of reading

Problems for the dyslexic learner

Understanding and supporting low level reading skills, from phonics to tackling multi-syllabic vocabulary

Reading for meaning

Higher level reading skills: understanding and supporting difficulties

Next steps




Module 4 Practical Solutions + Spelling (online e-learning)


What skills and knowledge are involved in spelling?

What difficulties are likely to be faced by dyslexic learners?

The role of phonological awareness

The role of articulatory awareness

Phonics and spelling

Segmenting skills

Word building skills

Spelling rules

Common irregulars and strategies for teaching

Syllabification: understanding and supporting problems faced by dyslexic learners

The role of morphology in supporting spelling

Using word derivations to support spelling

Spelling in longer pieces of writing

Next steps




Module 5 Practical Solutions + Writing (online e-learning)


What skills do we use when we write?

What problems might affect the dyslexic writer?

Improving handwriting

The role of language skills and knowledge of vocabulary

Ways to generate ideas

Planning a piece of writing

Structuring a piece of writing

Writing as process

Dealing with exams

Next steps




Face-to-Face Days The programme is delivered over five modules; one of which is face-to-face on: o Tuesday 24th November 2020


Programme Assessment In addition to the above modules, there is an assessed workbook to be completed and submitted. Candidates will be given 12 months to complete to complete their accreditation, including undertaking all training modules and submission of their assessed workbook. Candidates must submit copies of both their completed workbook and registration form in order for their work to be marked and to receive their course accreditation.




Programme Partner This programme is delivered by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) one of the world’s leading campaigners and authorities in the field of dyslexia. Having led in this field for over forty years, the BDA’s mission is to:    


Campaign and lobby for long lasting and sustainable change for the benefit of dyslexic people

Provide impartial and objective advice and support to dyslexic people and those with whom they come into contact

Set the standards for and accredit dyslexia knowledge and professional expertise

Deliver innovative solutions which break new ground in the field of dyslexia

Disseminate and share best practice regionally, nationally and internationally

Promote research


You can find out more at https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/






Programme Fee 795 Euros

Cancellation Cancellation can be made up to six weeks before the first day of delivery by contacting us directly at email . Any participant cancellation after this time is non-refundable.