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Courses for Qualified SpLD Specialist Teachers

The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme:
Extension Courses for Qualified SpLD Specialist Teachers

The Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) is a comprehensive specialist literacy programme for SpLD Specialist Teachers. The programme has been developed by the postgraduate tutor team at Dyslexia Action; it provides a pathway, for learners at all stages of reading development, through individual placement identification.

DALP builds upon previous works by Orton, Gillingham and Stillman, Hickey, the Dyslexia Institute (Literacy Programme – DILP) and Hornsby, which all promoted the concept of structured, cumulative learning. Using this as a central tenet, DALP brings meta-cognitive learning and the development of meta-linguistic awareness to the forefront which, with the placement process as the underpinning strand of the specialist literacy support scheme, enables the practitioner to further extend their reach to those with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.

This series of short courses provides SpLD Specialist Teachers experienced practitioners with access to elements of the DALP programme through a series of masterclasses, to enable them to refresh and extend their professional practice. The first course in the core series is the Placement Process however practitioners may choose to select any of the programmes in any order. The Morphological Analysis course is a masterclass that provides an additional extension to the core series and as such may be selected by any practitioner who has relevant experience in literacy teaching.

No prior knowledge of the programme is needed, though participants are expected to have a working knowledge of a structured, multi-sensory literacy programme or hold a qualification in specialist teaching or speech therapy. Materials are provided online for participants to download and print as required.

Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme DALP Award for Practitioners  (DAAWD85)

This Level 5 Award provides a structured guide to the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP) which can be used in school or college settings or with individuals of any reading age in private practice.  It is only suitable for qualified and experienced specialist SpLD teachers/practitioners.  The course consists of practical activities based on case studies and provides the core DALP handbooks (a learner is not required for any part of this course).
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Developing Placement Processes to Effectively Target Specialist Support (DAEXT716)

The unit will be of interest to practitioners wishing to develop tailored, multi-sensory literacy interventions for learners.  Study of specific placement processes will enable practitioners to develop their own systems to appraise learners’ individual learning requirements.
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Using Morphology to enhance reading comprehension (DAEXT720)

This course gives practitioners the opportunity to study and reflect upon a range of affixes and word-roots, which build cumulatively to give a structured understanding of how to strategically support reading comprehension using morphological units. The materials provided in the morphology course are designed to give specialist practitioners the knowledge, strategies and materials they need to conduct interactive word-building and word-exploration sessions.  The materials for each masterclass can be adapted by the user to suit learners of all ages including adults in a range of settings.
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The Dyslexia Guild

Are you a member of The Dyslexia Guild?  We feel sure that you would appreciate the numerous benefits membership offers, including a professional networking community including online forums, topical journals, e-newsletter, a comprehensive library of electronic books and journals that supports your CPD and discounts on many of the courses offered in this section.
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