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Hobart, Launceston


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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Educating Students with Dyslexia and Learning Difficulties (A)
Unit code ESM740
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dorothy Walker

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Term 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 070113

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Teaching Pattern

FULLY online with weekly readings and activities


Task 1: Essay (45%). Task 2: Vignette analysis (55%)

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