Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing

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Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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Difficulties with reading and writing, often called ‘developmental dyslexia’, is a complex condition which often presents with other difficulties in maths, short-term memory and concentration.

Children often lose self-esteem and confidence. These problems are found well beyond primary school right up to university level and into the years of employment.

However something can be done, especially if you are acquainted with principles of best practice and what has been discovered by neuroscience and cognitive psychology in the 21st century.  This course brings participants up-to-date with some of this evidence.   

We encourage learners to engage with Coursera through a web browser rather than on mobile for the full experience. In order to complete the Quizzes and Peer assessments for the Certificate you must use a keyboard on a PC or Laptop.


Announcement for US based teachers:

Coursera and its partners are proud to offer eligi...

Difficulties with reading and writing, often called ‘developmental dyslexia’, is a complex condition which often presents with other difficulties in maths, short-term memory and concentration.

Children often lose self-esteem and confidence. These problems are found well beyond primary school right up to university level and into the years of employment.

However something can be done, especially if you are acquainted with principles of best practice and what has been discovered by neuroscience and cognitive psychology in the 21st century.  This course brings participants up-to-date with some of this evidence.   

We encourage learners to engage with Coursera through a web browser rather than on mobile for the full experience. In order to complete the Quizzes and Peer assessments for the Certificate you must use a keyboard on a PC or Laptop.


Announcement for US based teachers:

Coursera and its partners are proud to offer eligible teachers free verified certificates for this course and other high-quality teacher professional development courses, through the ConnectED effort announced by President Obama.

To participate in this opportunity, district leaders simply need to approve Coursera teacher professional development by completing a brief form at: www.coursera.org/tpd.

Teachers interested in this opportunity are also encouraged to follow the link to learn more and complete the form.  

Once a district’s form has been verified, the district leader will be notified and teachers in the district will receive access to free verified certificates for Coursera professional development.

Coursera and its partners thank educators for the hard work they do every day and hope this opportunity will allow them to continue developing their craft in a meaningful and flexible way. 

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6 years, 8 months ago
So far this is a very informative course on a topic close to me since I have a dyslexic grandchild. I know something of the topic and this course is full of solid, helpful information to better understand this condition. Thank you U of London for putting on this excellent course.
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6 years, 8 months ago
I have at least one child with reading/learning disabilities (including ADD) so this course was more than something of academic interest to me. That it was sponsored by one of the world's top 3 education schools made me feel much more confident that I wouldn't get advice that would be contradicted by mainstream opinion now or next year when the next research article came out. As there is no other MOOC anywhere discussing this topic, you really have only one choice unless you are going to sign up for actual college courses, and even then I would only recommend doing so from a university at this level of expertise. My only complaint was that I wished there was even more diagnostic tools provided, and particularly, some for languages other than English as my children are natively bilingual, but their reading is primarily in a language that is not English.
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