Monday, October 28, 2019

Summary of the Coursera Course Helping Students with Dyslexia

University of London, UCL Institute of Education & Dyslexia International

This course, offered by Dr Jenny Thomson and Dr Vincent Goetry with the University of London, gave me a semester's worth of actionable information on dyslexia and learners with dyslexia. 

I encourage everyone to attend this course. But it can be a sizable commitment, so I am writing a series of blog posts summarizing the contents of each week.

Brief description of what it took to complete this course: It took me approximately four months to complete. I had several policy texts, and one or two academic texts, to read as pdfs, as well as a short film re-enacting the experiences of dyslexic children in school in Europe (including the UK), an hour long discourse about the neurology of reading by Dr Dahaene, and a couple dozen hours of informative lectures by Dr Jenny Thomson and Dr Vincent Goetry of the University of London, UCL Institute of Education & Dyslexia International.

The course was broken up into five weeks, each with a theme:




Weeks 4 and 5 Practical teaching approaches

Week 6 Study skills, aids and accommodations

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