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Practical Skills for Addressing and Combating Your Child's Dyslexia

Improve learning and coping abilities of children who have dyslexia



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Starting on 7 September 2020
Online
USD 49
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About the course:

Children start learning to read at the age of 3-4 and by the age of 6 -7, they will become quite avid and capable readers. Children learn and develop skills at their own pace, and it is common that children will find reading challenging, but will be able to overcome them with time and practice.  

However, dyslexia is diagnosed when the challenges of reading become an ongoing struggle due to processing difficulties.  

Children with dyslexia have trouble decoding words, which affects the way they pronounce the words too. In the long run, this will affect their reading, writing and spelling abilities. This is naturally a cause for concern on the part of parents, given the challenges that come with not being able to read and comprehend the written word as others in their age group. The implications for not addressing dyslexia can be quite daunting.   However, given effective intervention and instructional strategies early on, children with dyslexia can improve their abilities and become successful adults. 

Dyslexia does not go away with time. Children will require help and strategies to improve their reading skills with dedicated practice. This course aims to provide essential aid for parents to develop healthy and interactive ways to help improve the learning and coping abilities of children with dyslexia and parent-child bonding at home. 

Who should attend?

  • Parents with dyslexic children aged 3 - 8

Key learning outcomes:

  • Learn how to improve learning and coping abilities for your child with dyslexia
  • Simple yet interactive activities to engage your child with to achieve improvement in learning to read, write and spell
  • Apply techniques for remaining calm and patient while treating and aiding your child

Course content

  • 5 hours of on-demand training and instruction videos 
  • Flexible and mobile learning mode 
  • 100% online course 

Trainer

Dr Chien-Hui Yang

Director and Consultant - Mindsight Inclusion
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Course Syllabus

Module  1

Understanding dyslexia and how it affects your child

While most children with dyslexia are identified at 7, early signs of dyslexia can be observed in preschool years. It is important for parents to able to monitor and assess the child's development and learn about the warning signs. 

In this module, you will gain more insights about dyslexia and how it can affect your child’s learning ability in academic and social-emotional development. 

  • The framework for how dyslexia impacts your child
  • Learn how to identify warning signs of dyslexia in your child  
  • Why your child seems smart but struggles with reading and math?   
Module  2

Promoting reading

It is common to see children with dyslexia responding negatively to reading. This might be due to the confusion that they face when trying to associate words and meanings, resulting in a decrease in interest level. Interest level is vital when trying to engage a child. 

This module will introduce activities that can promote reading by keeping the interest level high. 

  • Activities that educates decoding skills
  • Activities to help your child review learned words and skills 
  • Step-by-step demonstration of reading activities to learn through play
  • Understanding the benefits of activities  
Module  3

Multi-sensory Learning

While the importance of exposing your child to reading is vital for improvement, we are not limited to the old fashion ways. The other senses of your child are very much helpful to the learning process. Again, this is to keep their interest level high which is crucial for absorbing information.  

This module will introduce activities that educate the child by triggering their other sensors to help them build the foundation for academic learning.  

  • Why sensory and motor learning is effective for children with Dyslexia 
  • Different types of sensory and motor learning parents can tap on (e.g., hearing, touching, etc) 
  • Step by step demonstration of reading activities to learn through play 
  • Understanding the benefits of activities 
Module  4

Self-Regulation Skills and Parenting Strategies

Children with dyslexia not only have difficulties in academic tasks, but they often have difficulties in organizational skills, regulating emotions and knowing what to do in social situations. Self-regulation skills have a direct impact on the child's future success and wellbeing. The social skills will determine the peer dynamics and how your child gets along with others as a child and eventually, as an adult. 

This module will introduce strategies parents can use at home to help promote self-regulation skills and social skills for their children.   

  • Why are self-regulation skills important for your child?   
  • Common challenges in organisational skills and social skills 
  • Proven emotional support to help your child 
  • Step by step demonstration of home-based strategies to promote self-regulation and social skills 
  • Understanding the benefits of activities 
Module  5

Addressing Parents’ Burning Questions

Parents of children with dyslexia often have burning questions in other aspects of parenting: eg. behaviour management, helping children take risks, parent-teacher communication. 

 With support from her clinical work with children, Dr Yang will be addressing frequently asked questions of concerned parents. Questions may include but are not limited to: 

  • Whether to get an official diagnosis and the consequences of either choice.     
  • How to manage my child’s emotional frustration and outbursts?   
  • How to help my child to keep trying even when the academic results are not improved?  
  • How to advocate for my child at schools and collaborate with his/her teachers?   

Practical Skills for Addressing and Combating Your Child's Dyslexia by Dr Chien-Hui Yang

How does this online course work?

Practical application
The course avoids theory-heavy lectures, and instead offers learning in practical, bite-sized modules that participants can complete in their own time
Optimisation of learning
Participants gain access to expert materials and step-by-step training to prepare themselves and guide others in specific situations with in-depth guidelines and scenarios
Learn on the go
Materials are available 24/7 on our dedicated platform. Access your course any time, anywhere
Top expert
  • World-class knowledge
  • Quality study materials
  • Practical exercises
  • Frequently Asked Questions

     

    What background knowledge is necessary?

    None! This course is appropriate for anyone interested in learning more about therapeutic activities for children with dyslexia.

    Are there any dates for in-person meetings?

    No, there are no in-person meetings at an indicated place for this course. The whole course is based on online learning through an interactive educational platform. By joining this course, you gain access to all materials, video lectures and online presentations.

    Will I receive a certificate after completing the course?

    Yes, at the end of the course, each participant will receive a certificate confirming the participation and completion of the course.