Specialist Education Support Network

Every child deserves an education

Getting it right for learners with Dyslexia

Getting it right for learners with Dyslexia

SESN Andrew Whitehouse

What to expect on the Course...


This course focuses on the understanding that despite the fact that learners with Dyslexia may find the acquisition of literacy skills challenging, they can still achieve their potential with the implementation of appropriate interventions. It will cover the following:


  • Guidance on clear communication skills, sensory considerations
  • How can the classroom practitioner ensure an Dyslexic friendly environment?
  • A simple and effective guide to adapting the classroom to meet the needs of learners with Dyslexia, whilst continuing to fully include their peers.
  • Identification strategies.
  • Communication issues and simple strategies to overcome them
  • General learning environment strategies (linked to sensory issues)
  • Using visual communication tools to aid social and emotional understanding: Differentiated - age and level appropriate ways of creating and presenting the best: quick, efficient and accurate Visual Interventions.
  • Effective strategies to enhance tracking and reading skills using readily available resources.
  • Making extra time meaningful (study, homework, revision, assessments etc.)
  • A range of structured, multisensory strategies/teaching and learning methods designed to improve literacy skills (including spelling) and general in class understanding.
  • Where next?  How phonic remediation and early interventions can make a substantial difference to learning.


Next Course date: 17th May 2019 10am to 3pm

Our Principles

Every individual should be continually encouraged to develop and succeed by uncovering their abilities and talents

Exposure to new experiences, venture and skills are essential to develop a young person’s confidence and desire to learn

An educational environment should be inviting and a place in which young people want to be because it meets their needs and their interests

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We will not only inspire young people but also the teachers and professionals involved

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