DACPD96 – The level 5 Unit in Developing Literacy Skills with Assistive Technology provides resources that support the development of literacy skills through the use of assistive technology in learning environments and in the workplace. It will introduce approaches utilising assistive technology that can enable individuals with dyslexia and diverse needs to overcome barriers that add pressure to literacy, planning and organisational tasks. It will show how assistive technology enables individuals to complete literacy tasks successfully with a focus on cultivating learner autonomy. The emphasis of this unit is on critical evaluation of relevant teaching strategies and creating individual assistive technology ‘toolkits’ to support a range of needs.
On completion, participants will be able to:
This co-occurring unit is part of a wider CPD programme which offers the opportunity to choose from a range of study options:
You can study:
*please note if you are a graduate with at least two years experience and are currently employed (recently or within the last two year’s employed to work with learners in a dyslexia/literacy setting and are looking for a fast track route to gaining the Level 5 Diploma you can study Focal Points for Literacy fast track Award (DAAWD80) instead of the above then move onto The Level 5 Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy (DACRT60)
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“I have completed several courses with Dyslexia Action and they are brilliant. I am currently about to start the Improving Writing Skills for Dyslexics course and I am really looking forward to gaining new ideas, tips and advice. I find the forums brilliant for sharing good practice and also to encourage, support and keep me on track.”
“I have completed this unit, it is an excellent course that combines study skills strategies with assistive technology. If you don’t know much about the technology, you will learn a lot from it.”
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“It has been a really fantastic course, and I’ve learnt a great deal and I’m already sharing new ideas with my students. It is such an interesting area. Every week things seem to change in the world of technology.”
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