In this short course, students will be introduced to the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, popular myths and assessment/evaluation for dyslexia. The Orton-Gillingham approach will be examined and discussed. The course will also discuss current accommodations available to children and adults with dyslexia.
Upon completion of the Dyslexia and the Orton Gillingham course, the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
|Program Organization||# of Hours*|
|What is Dyslexia||2|
|Clues and Diagnosing||1|
|Introduction to Orton-Gillingham Approach||1|
|Strategies, Tips and Tools||2|
|Intervention and Remediation||2|
|Accommodations and Modifications||2|
This course provides additional and supplemental training for those already in careers such as an education assistant, early childhood educator, behavioural interventionist, special education teacher applied behaviour analyst, occupational therapist, social worker, speech language pathologist, developmental psychologist, rehabilitation therapist, nanny, art therapist or parents and relatives of children with dyslexia.
No textbooks are required. Optional materials and learning resources may be provided by the instructor.
The registration fee for this course is $320.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.