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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2268 Introduction to Dyslexia

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Chris Adams

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Sucessful completion of 80 credits at level 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to provide an introduction to dyslexia for those working in learning support settings. It will identify the main theories pertaining to the cause of dyslexia and the impact of dyslexia upon the individual as a learner. A diverse range of strategies to adopt when working with children or adults with a dyslexic condition will be identified and evaluated.


-To identify the key characteristics of dyslexia
- To have an awareness of the way in which dyslexia impacts upon the individual
- To critically evaluate strategies for working with dyslexic learners

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will have an awareness of:
- The main theories pertaining to the cause of dyslexia
- The impact of dyslexia upon the individual and the way this affects their educational development
- A diverse range of strategies to adopt when working with children or adults with a diagnosis of dyslexia

Skills outcomes
Communication skills
The ability to recognise specific needs
Analysing and critically evaluating approaches to dyslexia
The ability to work with and meet the needs of children and adults with dyslexia

As part of this module, students will develop a range of digital literacy skills. Further details are provided in the module handbook


-What is dyslexia?
-What does it mean to be dyslexic?
-What is dyslexia’s relationship to other Specific Learning Difficulties(SpLD)?
-The scientific approach – current research into dyslexia
-How to identify dyslexia in children and adults
-The challenges to learning for people with dyslexia
-Strategies and approaches for learning with dyslexia

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours179.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

A significant element of the module will be to offer the opportunity for students to develop a deeper understanding of the requirements of learners with dyslexia. This will be achieved via the use of private study, primary and secondary research, together with the use of electronic media. This will require the students to demonstrate research skills in the evaluation of relevant literature and other materials, both in written work and in presentation form. In addition, for those students who are dyslexic themselves, there will be an opportunity to reflect upon their own learning strategies within the module.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

The module will provide an ongoing monitoring of student progress, this will be established via student engagement within each taught session; also, via scheduled tutorials and via feedback to assessments. Access to the tutor will also be available via email communication; in addition, all students will have a personal tutor.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2,500 words60.00
PresentationVerbal group presentation (1,500 word equivalent).40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:10


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