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.
Our micro-credentials are available for anyone to access. You do not have to be a CQUniversity student.
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Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.
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Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.
*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.
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Course Learning Outcomes
Outline the reading process and identify specific difficulties associated with dyslexia and the neurological nature of their origins
Describe other characteristics associated with dyslexia in adults and potential impacts of dyslexia on learning and well-being
Identify strategies for supporting adult students with dyslexia
Describe the concepts of Universal Design in Learning (UDL)
Identify strategies for making curriculum more accessible to students with dyslexia.
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