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Save on CPD and Boost Your Skills!

With summer just around the corner, why not save on our Continuing Professional Development units?

We have released a special summer offer for short courses starting 10 July. Save £10 +VAT per course when you join our July cohort.

Our CPD short courses are delivered entirely online and do not require access to a student or learner, so would be perfect to complete over the summer break.

Suitable for teachers, SENCos, practitioners, teaching assistants, learning support staff, language therapists, tutors, lecturers, and those who support students with literacy difficulties, dyslexia and other specific learning of all levels, our courses focus on nurturing the development of learners within the classroom/learning environment both with and without specific learning difficulties.

Each unit requires between 20-30 hours of study over a seven-week period and tutor support is given through online forums throughout the duration.

For full terms and eligibility, please visit the course of interest here.


Which courses does the discount apply to?

The discount will apply to the following courses for the 10 July 2024 cohort:

The discount will be automatically applied at registration (once you have logged in or registered for an account).


How do I register for this summer CPD offer?

When you are ready to take advantage of this offer, please follow these simple steps:

  1. Please ensure you are logged in or have registered for an account prior to unit registration in order for the discount to be applied to your order.
  2. Choose your CPD unit. A description of all our available courses can be found here
  3. Go to our booking page online to select your chosen course and the date you wish to start e.g., 10 July.
  4. On the next page, click ‘Register now’, you will not need to login again

Please note:

  • Book by 26 June (if an invoice is required upfront select ‘pay later’ option on form, or book by 3 July if paying by credit/debit card at time of registration)
  • The discount cannot be applied in retrospect

ADHD and Dyslexia: How to Help Children Thrive in School

An image showing the creative potential of a girl with ADHD and dyslexia
Although dyslexia and ADHD are two distinct conditions, the two frequently co-occur and can have a knock-on effect on one another. Between 18-42% of people with dyslexia also have ADHD. Conversely, dyslexia is also the most commonly co-occurring condition for people already diagnosed with ADHD. 

However, the two conditions are often not diagnosed simultaneously and often the order in which they are identified frequently differs between boys and girls – impacting the support they will have access to. In this article, we’ll take a look at how to provide early intervention and support for children, as well as ways to nurture the positive skills and capabilities that both conditions can bring.

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Dyslexia and Me: How I Became a Learning Support Teacher

  

Julietta Howell, a dyslexic individual herself, is an ALN (Additional Learning Needs) Specialist Practitioner at St John’s College in Cardiff, an independent school for pupils aged three to eighteen. For over nineteen years she’s helped many young people with literacy difficulties go on to achieve academic and personal success, and was recognised as Teaching Assistant of the Year in 2020, in the South Wales Argus Schools and Education Awards.

Below Julietta describes her personal journey with dyslexia, how she ended up doing a job she never thought would be accessible to her, and what it’s like returning to study with Dyslexia Action as an adult.

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The Dyslexia Guild Annual Conference 2024

We are excited to share that our affiliated SpLD membership body –  The Dyslexia Guild have announced their Annual Conference

The conference will be held online on Wednesday 3 July 2024, and offers the opportunity to hear expert views and examine current topical issues relating to literacy, numeracy and dyslexia/SpLD. 

Attendees will gain a 5-hour CPD attendance certificate (2 of which is SASC accredited) when attending this event.
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Would You Credit It

 

Former Head of Education and Training at Dyslexia Action provides a summary of qualifications and considers how credit and level can define and clarify the qualifications marketplace.

We are often asked about the ‘value’ of qualifications. In this article we attempt to explain some important concepts that may help when considering if the much-loved and well-used qualifications you hold are still as valid today in the field of specialist teaching and assessment as they were when you first qualified. 
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Black Friday Deal 2023

 

The biggest shopping event of the year has arrived, and we’re excited to announce our incredible Black Friday discount on our online CPD Units!

Save £10 +VAT when you book one of our CPD Units for the 17 January 2024 cohort, but be quick! Offer ends Sunday 10 December at 11.59pm*.

Discount is automatically applied at registration, so no code is required.
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We have won a Teach Award 2023!

 

We are delighted to announce that we have won a Teach Primary Award! Our Developing Numeracy Skills in Learners with Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Unit has been recognised as a leading educational resource in the Maths Category!

Our Dyslexia and Literacy Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme has also been highly commended in the SEND category of the Teach Secondary Awards.

The awards help educators to seek out the very best resources to support pupils from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 4 – with quality determined by a panel of experts. These experts dig deep, to ensure only the most deserving resources triumph!
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The Dyslexia Compass

Martin Bloomfield of York Associates has been leading on a European Union funded project called The Dyslexia Compass, a tool to “translate” dyslexia measurements and assessments across Europe. Here he tells us about the outcomes of his research.

Dyslexia knows no barriers. Or so we would like to think. It knows no borders, it knows no countries, and it knows no race. Dyslexia is neurological. Dyslexia is hereditary. Dyslexia is human. Dyslexia is neither political nor religious. Dyslexia is ethnically neutral. Or so we would like to think.

Consider the following question: if a child is dyslexic, is she dyslexic everywhere she lives? Can she “lose” her dyslexia when her parents simply move house to follow work, or to escape difficult socio-economic or political situations at home?

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The Prevalence of Dyslexia – Natalie Houalla

Natalie Houalla is a Senior Instructional Designer with Real Group and she is also the Chair of Governors as well as SEND and Inclusion Link Governor, for her local primary school. She is currently working towards an MA in Educational Neuroscience.
Here, Natalie explores the thorny issue of estimating the prevalence of dyslexia.

The question of prevalence in dyslexia is widely and consistently posed, and yet evades a decisive response.

Depending on which platform or resource you consult, you may come across answers as varied as, ‘from 3-5%’ to ‘1 in 5’ or a rounded ‘20%’. Currently, the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) states that 10% of the UK population are dyslexic, of which 4% are severely affected. However, the original source of these statistics is difficult to trace.
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Tes SEND Show 2023

We are delighted to be exhibiting once again at the Tes SEND Show next month!

Taking place on 13 & 14 October, we will be at Stand 135 alongside our sister companies Real Training, Educational and Sporting Futures and the Dyslexia Action Shop.

The Tes SEND Show is the UK’s leading SEND show and an annual must-see. We are looking forward to returning and meeting you.

If you’d like to chat in-person about our opportunities for specialist dyslexia teaching, assessment, and more, then make sure to stop by for brochures, resources, and goodies!

Make sure you register HERE for this free event.
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