Understanding & Managing Dyslexia

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Understanding & Managing Dyslexia – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Understanding & Managing Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Dyslexia literally means difficulty with words, and this can cover reading, writing, spelling and any other aspects of language. It is not simply a reading failure. In fact, dyslexia is a three-fold problem with the person having difficulty with organising and memory as well as word-finding, but IQ is often high.  This course looks at the cognitive and behavioural problems faced by the dyslexic and his family, carers and teacher.  Paramount, of course, is early and accurate assessment, and you will learn that the assessment process is dynamic and requires more than basic testing.  This course is ideal for teachers, parents and carers of those who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and those who are exhibiting possible symptoms. It provides a rich source of information together with practical suggestions for management of this very complicated disorder.


  • Lesson One
    • What is Dyslexia?
      • Biological Factors
      • Cognitive Factors
      • Behavioural Problems
      • The Prevalence of Dyslexia
  • Lesson Two
    • Identification and Assessment of Dyslexia
      • Tests for Early Diagnosis
      • Diagnostic Tests for Children from 6½ to 16 Years of Age
      • Principles of Assessment
  • Lesson Three
    • The Impact of Dyslexia on Learners/ Dyslexia and Stages of Development
      • Auditory Processing
      • Visual Processing
      • Motor Processing
      • The Foundation Stage
      • The Primary Stage
  • Lesson Four
    • Dyslexia and Stages of Development (Continued)/Dyslexia in the Workplace
      • The Secondary Stage
      • Higher/Further Education
      • Making the Workplace Dyslexia-friendly
      • National Standards for Adult Literacy and Numeracy
  • Lesson Five
    • Specific Learning Difficulties
      • Attention Deficit Disorder
      • Dyspraxia
      • Dyscalculia
  • Lesson Six
    • Diagnostic Assessment Report for Specific Learning Difficulties/ Learning Skills
      • Recommended Format
      • Report Layout
      • Details of Content
      • How do Children Learn?
      • Reciprocal Teaching
      • Metacognitive Awareness
      • Target Setting
      • Links with Home
  • Lesson Seven
    • Managing Spoken Language/ ManagingReading
      • StandardisedReadingTests
      • When a Child should be Tested forReading
      • Teaching Reading Using a Multi-sensory Method
  • Lesson Eight
    • ManagingReading(Continued)/ Managing Handwriting
      • Book Choice
      • Reading Age
      • Overcoming Handwriting Difficulties
      • Writing Equipment
      • Teaching the Dyslexic Child to Write
      • Individual Letter Shapes
      • Handwriting for the Older Student
      • Left-handedness and Dyslexia
  • Lesson Nine
    • Teaching Spelling/ Teaching Mathematics
      • Multi-sensory Methods
      • Main Spelling Rules
      • Homophones
      • Syllables
      • An Overview
  • Lesson Ten
    • Teaching Mathematics (Continued)/ Dyslexia and Examinations/ Mind Maps/ Some Myths about Learning Abilities
      • Techniques
      • Counting to 100
      • Multiplication and Division
      • Making an Appeal for a Concession
      • Study Skills
      • Drawing Basic Mind Maps
      • Creating a Successful Mind Map

Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.