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Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Dyslexia - Leadership & Intervention (Taught)

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Course summary

The Dyslexia, Leadership & Intervention module is lead by Dr Julie Cozens, a senior educational psychologist specialising in literacy and interventions for dyslexia. With 3 cohorts a year in January, May & September you can choose a start date that suits you. You will have up to 12 months to complete the module via our online learning platform Campus Online. If you are considering taking your studies further this module will provide you with 30 credits toward a PGcert, PGDip or MEd on our SEND programme. Here are some key reasons why you should take this module: Learn how to lead and make difficult but effective interventions in dyslexia in your setting. Gives you the lowdown on the latest thinking and interventions surrounding dyslexia. Broadens your professional practice to include the management of whole-school interventions and staff who teach dyslexic individuals.

Course details


Strand one: Leading strategic consultations with colleagues on literacy development Develop an approach to enable you to lead colleague consultations on the literacy development of a number of learners. Familiarise yourself with the current models and theories of literacy development and incorporate this knowledge in strategic consultations in your leadership role. Create a literacy consultation framework as a basis for your discussions with colleagues. Create a literacy profile to outline the skills that you have acquired and the next steps for each learner. Share this information with your colleagues and other delegates via unique discussion forum in Campus OnlineTM. Strand two: Managing information for colleagues on literacy difficulties and dyslexia Critically examine the information available in your setting that is intended to help your colleagues understand and identify literacy difficulties and dyslexia. Review the current theories, definitions and debates surrounding reading acquisition difficulties and dyslexia. Use this information to develop the existing information, or create new sources of information that take the needs of those with literacy difficulties and dyslexia into account. Strand three: Supporting learners – creating a dyslexia-friendly environment Develop your knowledge of what constitutes effective support for learners with literacy difficulties/dyslexia. Familiarise yourself with the features of effective literacy interventions in theory and practice. Put together an overview presentation that highlights the dyslexia-friendly practice in your setting. Build on your presentation by providing your colleagues with information on the best dyslexia-friendly practice and provision in your setting. Strand four: Supporting learners – critiquing a literacy intervention Practice-based activities will support you in critiquing a literacy intervention currently used in your setting. Become familiar with the features of effective literacy interventions in theory and in practice. Evaluate a literacy intervention currently in place, in light of the information that you have gathered about literacy development, literacy difficulties, and effective intervention.

Assessment method

You will need to produce: A critique of the factors influencing the typical acquisition of language and literacy (2,000 words or equivalent). A PowerPoint presentation (slides and notes – equivalent to 2,000 words) entitled: ‘What is dyslexia, how to create a dyslexia-friendly learning environment and give support to dyslexic learners’. A practice analysis of a selected literacy intervention, using a donated pro forma that highlights interrogation of the evidence base, programme design and instructional theory (2,000 words or the equivalent). Where indicated by your tutor, you may submit those multimedia resources that you have produced within your applied practice as part of your final portfolio of evidence.

How to apply

International applicants

This course is available online and can, therefore, be completed anywhere in the world. Please visit this page on our website - - for advice on payment options and other information relevant to those studying outside of the UK.

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for this module you must; Have an undergraduate degree Be working in or have access to an educational setting with children, young people or adults

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

£1,450 + VAT

Sponsorship information

We do not qualify for any sponsorships or funding but we do offer the option to pay for our modules in instalments of either 1, 3 or 10. Please get in touch if you would like to discuss this further.

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