Session 1: Practical Solutions for Dyslexia

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This course provides an awareness and understanding of dyslexia friendly teaching practices and approaches.


Registrants can attend this course as a ‘stand-alone’ or as part of a 6-session suite of dyslexia training which includes the sessions below and a Dyslexia Surgery on 9th May where Katrina Cochrane will offer further support with programme planning and review.   


You can also achieve a Level 3 Accreditation by signing up to theDyslexia Level 3 Accreditation Programme which will require attendance at: 

Session 1: Practical Solutions for Dyslexia 

Session 2: Practical Solutions Plus – Reading 

Session 3: Practical Solutions Plus Writing 

Session 4: Practical Solutions Plus – Spelling 

Session 5: Screening for Dyslexia and Creating a Programme for a Child 


To qualify, delegates must complete a workbookafter attending all six sessions. 


Further information about qualifying for level 3 accreditation will be covered in Practical Solutions for Dyslexia and at the end of Practical Solutions Plus – Spelling. 


Why should I attend? 

10% of the population are believed to be dyslexic, but it is still often poorly understood so we need to develop a greater awareness of what it means to be dyslexia and what we need to do to support the individual to experience success.  This course will enable you to develop: 

  • a greater understanding of what it means to be dyslexic 

  • practical strategies to support the strengths and talents of learners with dyslexia. 


Our suite of dyslexia training is delivered by Katrina Cochrane, founder of Positive Dyslexia, a bronze organisational member of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).   


Katrina is a specialist dyslexia teacher and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the field.  She was previously the Head of Education, Assessment and Policy for the BDAwhere she still works as an Associate Trainer.  She is also the editor ofDyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide and the author of Understanding and Managing Dyslexia for Dummies. 


The average evaluation score for her dyslexia training in B&D in 2021-22 was 4.5 out of 5 with all delegates indicating that they would recommend the sessions to a colleague.   


What will the course cover? 

  • The dyslexia spectrum of learning difficulties 
  • The effects of dyslexia on the individual 
  • Identifying the dyslexic individual’s strengths and specific areas of difficulty 
  • Signs of dyslexia 
  • Multisensory teaching approaches 
  • Coping strategies 
  • The dyslexia friendly classroom 
  • Resources and assistive technologies 


Who should attend? 

  • SENCO 
  • ARP Lead 
  • Teacher 
  • Teaching Assistant 
  • Learning Support Assistant 



Pay as You Go - £100

CPD Package - No charge 



Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking. 

Please check your junk inbox if you do not receive your booking confirmation and ensure you mark the sender as safe to enable you to receive any further pre-course information or changes.  



Contact information 

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