The Developing Phonemic Awareness in Learners training is a Specialist SpLD Practitioner CPD extension course that has been developed to extend the knowledge base and skills of specialist practitioners in important areas of practice.
This course is the second in a series of courses relating to the Dyslexia Action Literacy Programme (DALP). 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.
The Developing Phonemic Awareness in Learners course demonstrates a strategic method of introducing learners with literacy-difficulties to the mapping of sounds to letters and letters to sounds. Each learning point gives the practitioner key facts to ensure the smooth facilitation of learning and a range of resources to support the delivery of the new phoneme/grapheme. The standard learning points develop cumulatively in a highly structured way. A method of delivering the extended learning points in a more individualised way is also demonstrated.
The course aims to give practitioners the confidence to create their own phonemic learning points using the extensive range of examples of strategies and resources provided within the unit’s substantial materials.
The Developing Phonemic Awareness in Learners CPD course is part of a Level 7 SpLD practitioner extension programme and therefore participants must have already qualified as specialist SpLD teachers (ADG Dyslexia Guild or ATS/APS British Dyslexia Association). Suitable qualifying courses include, but are not restricted to:
Individuals who do not meet the criteria but are interested in specialist teaching may apply to the Dyslexia Action Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support.
Please note if you select the ‘pay later’ option an additional fee of £25 +VAT will be added to your invoice. All monies must be received before the start of the course.
Please note: This course is not suitable for those without some knowledge of specialist literacy teaching and a structured multi-sensory literacy programme. Anyone who has recently studied the Dyslexia Action Professional programme – Module C (within the last 4 years) or Unit 3 of the Dyslexia Action Level 5 Strategic Teaching course will find that there is some overlap in content.