Understanding dyslexia - virtual (01RW52CL/20)


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Are you dyslexic or know someone who is? Do you want to understand dyslexia to be able to help others, or are you just curious about what it actually is? Join this free, virtual, three-hour session to find out what dyslexia is, how it affects people and learn how to support people with this common learning difficulty.

What do I need to join the course?

You do not need any prior knowledge of dyslexia to join this course, just a desire to learn more about the subject.

As the course is being delivered virtually through Microsoft Teams you will need to ensure that you are able to connect to the internet, have a web browser (e.g. Google chrome, Microsoft Edge) and are able to follow the links to take part in the virtual activities. This will include having some basic computer skills, including being able to use a keyboard and mouse.

What do I need to provide for the first session?

This course is delivered via virtual learning on Microsoft Teams. You will not need to attend any classroom delivery but you will need to commit to attending the virtual sessions at the specified dates and times. In order to participate in the virtual sessions you will need access to the following:

  • Computer/Laptop/Tablet
  • Headset/earphones if required, including a microphone (unless you are able to work in an area where you will not be disturbed/disturb others
  • A reliable internet connection
  • An email address to access the virtual classroom
  • A means of using video conferencing e.g. integrated webcam, webcam, tablet with camera
  • Teams app downloaded (free download is available)
  • You may find it useful to have a notebook and pen to make notes and you may be asked to submit work back to your tutor, therefore the ability to produce a text or word document that you can upload or email to your tutor will be beneficial.

If you are unsure about how to join a virtual learning session please contact us as soon as possible, but at the latest 2 working days prior to your course starting.  We will then arrange for one of our Personal Advisors to contact you and talk you through how to access the sessions.

You may also want to attend our Preparing for virtual learning short session, this will help you to get started and feel confident in participating with any future virtual learning courses. For more details on this please search on the course booking system or telephone us on 01482 887670 or email learn@eastriding.gov.uk.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught and supported online by a friendly and knowledgeable tutor and take part in individual and group work and discussions.

What will I learn?

You will learn what dyslexia is, how it affects different people, what different coping strategies there are and how to go about getting a diagnosis. The session will also cover the rights of people with a diagnosis in accessing support in education and employment.

What could I do next?

You may want to come to a similar session on dyspraxia, Asperger’s or ADHD, or you may wish to progress to a qualification in understanding dyslexia.

We also offer courses on Mental Health, Counselling and Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, as well as maths, English and Digital Skills.

Your tutor will be able to provide more information about these options at the end of the session.

Can we help you to learn?

You can find more information on the Financial help and additional support page or you can contact us to talk about this and any other support we can provide.