The purpose of this unit is to develop an appreciation of the characteristic features and educational issues associated with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties. You will be introduced to a range of theoretical models to explain dyslexia, alongside contemporary models of language, literacy, and numeracy learning. You will also explore and evaluate a range of assessment and intervention approaches in relation to these models, in order to promote an inclusive and effective educational experience for students with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties.
|Unit name||Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
|Coordinator||Doctor Bill Baker|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Reflect on the legal and professional context for the education of students with dyslexia and learning difficulties.
- Explain the social, emotional, and academic needs of students with dyslexia and learning difficulties and analyse relevant theoretical explanations.
- Evaluate assessment and teaching programmes for learners with dyslexia and learning difficulties in relation to models of language, literacy, and numeracy learning, and reading and spelling acquisition.
- Apply professional and academic research and communication skills
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|Assessment||Presentation (40%)|Case Study (60%)|
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