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University of Birmingham: Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (ATS/APS). Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (AMBDA)

Institution University of Birmingham View institution profile
Department School of Education View department profile
Web https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/education/index.aspx
Email postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Study type Taught

Summary

This is an online programme in the field of literacy difficulties and dyslexia. It is designed to prepare practitioners to critically evaluate and develop evidence-based practice to support learners with dyslexia and other literacy difficulties.

The PG Certificate Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (ATS/APS) and PGCertificate Dyslexia and Literacy Difficulties (AMBDA) course leads to Accredited Teacher Status (ATS) or Accredited Practitioner Status (APS), and Associate Member of the BDA (AMBDA). These qualifications will allow you to work with and assess learners with literacy difficulties and/or dyslexia in schools and further/higher education. The course has been accredited by the BDA.

The course draws on a range of research literature and policy to explore the typical development of literacy skills and how our understanding of these can enable us to identify those with literacy difficulties. You will have an opportunity to explore the current debate on dyslexia and critically evaluate different theories of why difficulties with literacy may occur.

You will be supported to design, implement, and critically evaluate individual literacy programmes for learners with literacy difficulties in a variety of learning environments (mono/bi/multi/FL/AL/SL). Those who choose the AMBDA option will be further supported in the principles of psychometric testing and conducting assessments of learners with literacy difficulties.

The programme particularly welcomes applications from students working in multi/bilingual contexts that include learners with dyslexia/literacy difficulties.

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University of Birmingham
The School of Education

About
The School of Education has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for teaching and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy. 

The School was rated ‘Outstanding’ for its Teacher Training programmes, as accredited by Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) and offers Training for both Primary and Secondary Education

It is an international leader within its field and one of the largest research-led schools of education in the UK employing over 100 academic staff who teach more than 2,500 students. …

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