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PDC85641 - Inclusive Education: Dyslexia in the Adult and Adolescent Classroom

Course Details

Course Summary

Dyslexia affects a person’s ability to read and write. It is not related to socioeconomic status, overall intelligence or quality of education, although these factors can have an impact on a person’s future achievement. It is estimated that around 5 to 15% of the population have characteristics of dyslexia. This online micro-credential will provide you with a basic understanding of the causes of dyslexia and its potential impacts on a person’s learning and well-being. It will also outline the critical concept of universal design and suggest ways to make curriculum more accessible to students with dyslexia.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Full Fee $54
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
Skill Area
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Youth Services

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard microcredential course structure

6 hours

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline the reading process and identify specific difficulties associated with dyslexia and the neurological nature of their origins
  2. Describe other characteristics associated with dyslexia in adults and potential impacts of dyslexia on learning and well-being
  3. Identify strategies for supporting adult students with dyslexia
  4. Describe the concepts of Universal Design in Learning (UDL)
  5. Identify strategies for making curriculum more accessible to students with dyslexia.


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