Online Dyslexia Awareness Training

Learn what dyslexia is, what it isn't, and how to support it in your classroom.

  • Expert-led

    Led by nationally-recognized dyslexia expert and past-IDA president, Emerson Dickman, JD

  • Online and On-Demand

    Take this course online and on your own time frame

  • Certificate of Completion

    Use your certificate of completion proving time spent learning to earn PD credit and master plan points from your district

Course curriculum

  • 1
  • 2
    2. Dyslexia Simulation
  • 3
    3. What Dyslexia Is...
    • 3.1 What is Dyslexia? The Definition
    • 3.2 Dyslexia is Neurological
    • 3.3 Dyslexia is a Processing Disorder
    • 3.4 Dyslexia is Hereditary
    • 3.5 Dyslexia is Common and Occurs on a Spectrum
    • 3.6 Video: What Is Dyslexia?
    • Module 3 Quick Quiz
  • 4
    4. What Dyslexia Isn't...
    • ​4.1 Myth #1: Dyslexia Causes People to See Letters and Words Backward
    • 4.2 Myth #2: Dyslexia Stems from a Lack of Interest in Learning To Read
    • 4.3 Myth #3: Having Dyslexia Means You are Not Very Smart
    • 4.4 Myth #4: Dyslexia Occurs More Often in Boys Than Girls
    • 4.5 Myth #5: Dyslexia Will Be Outgrown and Someday It Will All Just “Click”
    • Module 4 Quick Quiz
  • 5
    5. Dyslexia in the General Ed Classroom
    • ​5.1 Recognizing Dyslexia in the General Ed Classroom
    • 5.2 Screening for Reading Difficulties
    • 5.3 Providing Effective Intervention for Students with Dyslexia
    • 5.4 Teaching Students with Dyslexia in the Elementary School Classroom
    • 5.5 Teaching Students with Dyslexia in the Middle and High School Classroom
    • 5.6 Classroom Accommodations for Students with Dyslexia
    • 5.7 Tips for Spotting and Supporting Dyslexia in the Classroom
    • Module 5 Quick Quiz
  • 6
  • 7
    End-of-Course Survey
    • End-of-Course Survey

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Course Reviews

  • Great Introductory Course

    Samantha Veenhuis

    This is a great course for anyone with limited knowledge of dyselexia. It provides a simple, yes deeper understanding of how dyslexic individuals process language and attempt to make sense of it. Due to the prevalence of dyslexia, I think this is ...

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    This is a great course for anyone with limited knowledge of dyselexia. It provides a simple, yes deeper understanding of how dyslexic individuals process language and attempt to make sense of it. Due to the prevalence of dyslexia, I think this is a course that all teachers should take. It is only a brief introduction which may be sufficient enough for some, but numerous resources are also provided for those interested in learning more.

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  • informative and interactive

    Jennifer Lechner

    great basic information on dyslexia and some great resources to learn more.

    great basic information on dyslexia and some great resources to learn more.

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  • Simple to Understand Overview

    Kathy Prater

    This course provides a detailed, but simple overview of what dyslexia may look like. I encourage anyone working in the education field from young children through college-aged students to watch. The simulations are excellent in helping to unders...

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    This course provides a detailed, but simple overview of what dyslexia may look like. I encourage anyone working in the education field from young children through college-aged students to watch. The simulations are excellent in helping to understand how these students are struggling.

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  • Would recommend for someone just learning about dyslexia

    Angela Cox

    I would recommend this course for someone who has just learned that they are or their children are dyslexic. It has a lot of valuable information and resources.

    I would recommend this course for someone who has just learned that they are or their children are dyslexic. It has a lot of valuable information and resources.

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  • Great for elementary classroom teachers

    Kristen Koeller

    This is a great overview of dyslexia for elementary teachers. If you are a teacher and you have wondered what dyslexia is and how to help dyslexic students in your classroom, this series is worth every minute of your time -- and it's only 35 min...

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    This is a great overview of dyslexia for elementary teachers. If you are a teacher and you have wondered what dyslexia is and how to help dyslexic students in your classroom, this series is worth every minute of your time -- and it's only 35 minutes!

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