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Using Morphology to enhance reading comprehension (DAEXT720)

Using MorphologyUsing Morphology to enhance reading comprehension is a Specialist SpLD Practitioner CPD extension course has been developed to extend the knowledge-base and skills of specialist practitioners in important areas of practice.

Using Morphology to Enhance Reading Comprehension
(A Structured Approach)

This online course is suitable for qualified specialist SpLD teachers who have been previously trained to use a multisensory literacy programme and who are looking to refresh and update their teaching practice.

The course has been developed to provide an in-depth and structured approach to the use of units of meaning to promote vocabulary and reading comprehension skills in learners in both individual and group teaching sessions.

Please note that this course does not train teachers as dyslexia/SpLD specialists or involve a teaching practicum.  This training is covered in the Dyslexia Action Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention (at Masters Level 7) and in the Dyslexia Action Certificate in Strategic Teaching Support for Dyslexia and Literacy at Level 5.

Why take this short course?

The Using Morphology to Enhance Reading Comprehension 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.

Course content

The course is made up of two parts:


  • This provides a comprehensive set of materials to use in one-to-one tuition and group settings to promote the structured understanding of units of meaning within words.


  • A reflective task assignment and tutor support/advice on forums
  • The Morphological Analysis Handbook – the thirteen masterclasses and associated materials

How is the course delivered?

  • The course runs over a period of four weeks with the reflective task due at the end of the course
  • To get the most out of the learning experience we would recommend a minimum of 7.5 hours per week study time
  • An online tutor will offer discussion and support throughout the duration of the course
  • A Certificate of Verified CPD is produced for those participants who upload a Professional Practice Portfolio that demonstrates interaction with and understanding of the course materials (10 hours CPD total)

Entry requirements

This 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:

  • Dyslexia Action Professional/Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma qualifications in Dyslexia and Literacy
  • Dyslexia Action Level 5 Diploma in Strategic Teaching Support
  • Dyslexia Action Alpha to Omega Level 4/5 course
  • Dyslexia Institute Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma qualifications
  • Hornsby Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Teaching
  • Other BDA Accredited Level 7 Specialist Teaching qualifications

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 or Level 7 Professional Certificate in Structured Teaching Intervention

How much does it cost?

  • £285 +VAT for Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at time of registration.
  • £295 +VAT for Non-Guild Members paying online by debit/credit card at time of registration.

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.

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  • 12 May 2021
    Book by 28 April (if pay later/invoice required upfront) or book by 5 May if paying by credit/debit card.

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