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Dyslexia training

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by donna79, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. donna79

    donna79 New commenter

    I have just been sent information about the postgraduate course in SpLD Dyslexia which is something I would be very interested in completing. I was just wondering if anyone has done this course before and if it was manageable in terms of workload whilst still carrying out the full time duties of being a class teacher.
    Thanks
     
  2. donna79

    donna79 New commenter

    I have just been sent information about the postgraduate course in SpLD Dyslexia which is something I would be very interested in completing. I was just wondering if anyone has done this course before and if it was manageable in terms of workload whilst still carrying out the full time duties of being a class teacher.
    Thanks
     
  3. Hi,
    I started the course in October and completed it successfully in June 2005. I found it the hardest combination of teaching (in a pupil referral unit) and workload ever experienced. I spent alot of time in front of the computer staring blankly, wondering why I'd volunteered for it, I also spent alot of time wondering when I was going to get my life back. Following the death of a very close friend the following October I resolved to try not to have regrets in terms of time spent with family (with four children there is never enough time) and friends and didn't volunteer for another course. I'm not lazy or work-shy but have a perspective about my life away from work that I protect fiercely. Now I have five grandchildren and future courses are just not going to happen, not until I retire anyway. Hope the above helps.
    Kind regards and best wishes to you in whatever you choose to do.
     
  4. Hi Donna79,
    I have also been sent the same letter and I am also considering applying for it. I rang a local uni and they said that the first model gives you a qualification to work with chn with Dyslexia and completing all 3 modules gives you the qualification to diagnose Dyslexia and help people adapt their planning and learning environment accordingly. It is supposed to be a good step up to becoming a SENCO, but I think it would be great to say we are specialised in an area that is so common but so difficult to get a diagnosis for. Great for professional development and sounds like it can lead to an advisory/ mentoring type role.
    It also gives you 60 credits in one year, so i imagine it will be rather intense but a great opportunity.
    Good luck.
    Louise.



     
  5. cas64

    cas64 New commenter

    Hi
    I was also wondering about the course and emailed for further information. I am a full time class teacher and wondered about managing the workload as well.

     
  6. Hi
    I have just signed up - due to start next month. Spec says it involves 3 x 4000word case studies and diagnostic reports, 30 annotated lesson plans and 3 teaching observations. With 10 face to face full day sessions. This is over one year though. I am looking forward to it as know I'll be able to transfer/implement learning into my current setting and am hoping it will also be useful for further career progression.
    If you do decide to take it on we could perhaps support one another.

     

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