Session 4: Practical Solutions Plus – Writing

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This course enables delegates to develop a practical understanding of how to teach and support learners with literacy difficulties and/or dyslexia to learn to write.


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 an online 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 the Dyslexia 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 –  Spelling 

Session 4: Practical Solutions Plus – Writing 

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


To qualify, delegates must complete a workbook after 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? 

This course will enable you to:  

  • understand the process of learning to write. 

  • develop an understanding of why dyslexia learners have problems with writing. 

  • develop a deeper understanding of how to support the teaching and learning of writing to 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 of Dyslexia 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? 

  • What is involved in the process of learning to write? 

  • Why do dyslexia learners have problems with writing? 

  • The ways in which we can support handwriting difficulties. 

  • The importance of vocabulary and its impact on writing. 

  • Strategies to generate ideas as a pre-writing activity. 

  • The role of planning as a crucial first step in writing. 

  • Practical strategies to support structuring a variety of writing types. 

  • The difficulties experienced by learners with dyslexia in more complex writing tasks and how best to support them.  


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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