Developing Reading Skills in Learners with Dyslexia
Why developing reading skills?
This Unit gives practitioners the knowledge to compare recent models of reading skills and to understand their relevance to readers with dyslexia who are learning English or other alphabetic languages. It examines the phonological, morphological and orthographic processes that underlie reading competence and explains why explicit, structured tuition can help build language awareness in learners with dyslexia. It also considers the difficulties that readers with dyslexia can face when accessing print.
What can I expect from the course?
On completion, participants will be able to¹:
- Understand how learners typically acquire and develop reading skills
- Demonstrate understanding of the impact of dyslexia on the acquisition and development of reading skills
- Demonstrate understanding of reading strategies that can assist learners with dyslexia
- Identify support strategies for developing higher reading skills