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Course Description

Many dyslexic students feel defined by what they cannot do. Every day they have to do things they find hard but others seem to find easy.

This course aims to show upper primary and secondary teachers what they can do to help dyslexic students to experience and acknowledge success. It examines the indicators and impact of dyslexia and what dyslexia=friendly schools can do to minimise the impact.

Participants will explore a range of support strategies, including the use of assistive technology. They will also learn about new research that shows that resilience is a greater predictor of dyslexic success than gains in academic skills. A resilience program designed for dyslexic students will be outlined.

NESA Accredited


Upper primary and secondary teachers

Teaching Standards

1.6.2 Proficient Level - Know students and how they learn - Strategies to support full participation of students with disability: Design and implement teaching activities that support the participation and learning of students with disability and address relevant policy and legislative requirements.

$  255 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Success With Dyslexia will contribute 4.5 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Students/children with disability addressing standard descriptor 1.6.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome to Success with Dyslexia

    • Course Objectives

  • 2

    Module 1: Sharing Experiences

    • Sometimes I feel Dumb!

    • About Dyslexia - True or False

  • 3

    Module 2: Defining Dyslexia

    • Defining Dyslexia

    • A Hand Model of the Brain Affected by Dyslexia - Optional

    • What I Now Know About Dyslexia

  • 4

    Module 3: Indicators and Impact of Dyslexia

    • Indicators of Dyslexia

    • The Gifts of Dyslexia

    • Dyslexic Advantage: Videos - Optional

    • A Dyslexia Simulation

  • 5

    Module 4: Dyslexia Friendly Schools and Workplaces

    • The Dyslexia Friendly Quality Mark

    • The_Dyslexia_Friendly_Quality_Mark.pdf

    • Audit: How Dyslexia Friendly is your Workplace?

    • The 4D Edge - OPTIONAL

    • Further Study Activity - Optional

  • 6

    Module 5: Support Strategies

    • Support Strategies

    • Activity: Support Strategies

    • Strategy: Physical Modifications

    • Strategy: Task Modifications

    • Strategy: Systematic, Sequential, Explicit Multisensory Instruction

    • Strategy: Modifying Assessment

    • Strategies to Support Students with Dyslexia in the Classroom: Video OPTIONAL

  • 7

    Module 6: Use of Assistive Technology - an important strategy

    • Assistive Technology

    • Using Assistive Technology

    • Reading

    • Spelling

    • Writing and Notetaking

    • Organisation

    • Integrated Packages

    • Skill-Specific Educational Tools

    • Reflection Task

  • 8

    Module 7: Resilience and Self Advocacy

    • Success and Dyslexia

    • Coping Awareness and Goal Setting (General Session 3)

    • Choose Clever Coping (General Session 5)

    • Coping Awareness - Activity

    • Books About Dyslexia For Your Students OPTIONAL

  • 9

    Module 8: On the road to success

    • On the Road to Success

    • REFERENCES: Further Reading and Viewing OPTIONAL

  • 10

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback


Shirley Houston

Shirley Houston

Shirley has a Masters degree in Special Education and has been teaching in the area of Special Needs for 30 years. She has taught in government and independent schools, primary and secondary, universities and TAFE. Shirley has also taught in several states of Australia and in the U.S. Her particular interests are specific learning difficulties, early childhood, education of young gifted children and literacy. She loves travel, reading and music.

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