May 20, 2019
A very comprehensive course that explained the fundamentals of dyslexia, learning, reading, and writing in youth. It built on itself week by week. Work load was fairly light and easy to review.
Aug 03, 2019
I have gained a wealth of information and knowledge that is directly applicable with children with difficulties in reading and writing. The videos were very relevant and the resources valuable.
par Edna M•
Apr 20, 2016
par Abdul H•
Aug 13, 2018
par Patricia C•
Apr 20, 2017
par Daniela L•
Feb 01, 2020
I deeply enjoyed the lectures, resources, videos, and links. Jenny and Vincent are absolutely knowledgeable and the sweetest instructors. I felt well accompanied along the course while also learning so much. I would like to know (I will navigate more in depth) if there are other courses/certificates/degrees that may cover even more on the subjects of educational psychology to support children and adults. The only frustration I felt was the way some questions are presented in the tests. I felt that some questions are not necessarily helpful to assess one acquired knowledge; more specifically those questions where one has to write a word (noun, verb, otherwise, in lower or capital letters, etc). The written assignments were very helpful and an important learning tool; nothing better than working directly with typical/atypical developing children. I am deeply thankful for this course. Thank you.
par Tony T•
Sep 10, 2016
I did this course as a parent of a dyslexic child. I thought it was brilliant and I made pages and pages of notes. It is well organised, engaging, and informative. I really liked the two presenters as well. They both seemed passionate about the topic and modeled good teaching in their explanations and advice. That said, I thought the assessment part of the course simply didn't work. It was far too narrow for anyone besides primary teachers and therefore excluded those who might be doing the course for other reasons. It doesn't matter to me, I don't need the certificate and I got a lot out of the course but for others it would be frustrating, I imagine. The quizzes too, for the most part, were a disaster. They were poorly written, confusing, and dishearteningly obscure. Otherwise, I loved this course and hope you will offer a follow up soon.
par John F•
Jan 05, 2019
Overall I greatly enjoyed the content of the course and got a lot out of the videos, readings and resources included. I did feel that the final exam did not feature enough questions pertaining to the main focus of the course including signs of dyslexia, strategies to assist students with dyslexia and terminology. Also the two assessment tasks did not have a clear marking criteria so in both cases we were required to include specific terminology or a specific element of the course content that we were never explicitly told to use in the assessment and thus students marks suffered for not including these specifics. Thank you overall for a very engaging course. I truly feel that I am now ready to apply the strategies learnt in this course in the classroom to the benefit of my students.
par Shaoli K•
Oct 12, 2016
It was very helpful to take this course as it gave me an insight to understand and look closely at the indications which will guide me in the future to deal with children who are normally labelled as 'slow', 'not focused', 'has lack of concentration' etc. The course gives a detailed understanding towards the psychological aspects and directs teachers to engage and encourage such children.
I sure feel more equipped to handle such scenarios in the future. Would appreciate if more videos of real classroom training can be added! All the best!
par Judy P•
Dec 29, 2018
An OK course.
I felt that the material could have been presented in a less dry and more interesting manner. One of the professor's English was hard to understand and at times not so clear.
I did like that one can follow along as the professors presented and that one can download transcripts of what they said.
The information on technology interventions for dyslexia was interesting and informative.
par Michelle I•
Nov 02, 2015
A very very helpful course that gives practical solutions in a classroom and school-wide setting. It was structured well and easy to follow. If I had one comment, it would be that some of the quizzes did not line up with the course so well (you had to study ahead to answer questions). Other than this, really worth the amount of time spent studying!
par Kirsty M H•
Aug 19, 2018
The course content is excellent. I learned a lot. However, I found the marking for the peer reviews to be poor. It was very easy for people not to make much effort and to pass. This was disappointing as someone who really made the most of the course and put a lot of effort into it.
par Jeff G•
Apr 02, 2019
A wonderful course, i found it hard to understand the French teachers accent and he often made mistakes which i found little unusual in an educational lecture. The content is great , the female lecturer explains things in a great way, understandable and interesting.
par christine W•
Apr 06, 2019
I really enjoyed the course, it was very informative and interesting.
The videos were good and it was helpful to have the lectures in writing to read as well.
The extra reading resources were also very interesting.
Some of the quizzes were very challenging!
par Deanna W•
Sep 08, 2019
This course had a lot of info that was useful but the videos were very long and boring. Maybe more visuals or different speakers would be a little more interesting. I also did not like the short answers for quizzes. Made the quizzes very difficult.
par Casey C•
Oct 30, 2019
I learned a lot about dyslexia and other learning difficulties. The quizzes focused on specific information that often felt way too specific. Overall, it was a great addition to support my role as an elementary school teacher!
par Basma S•
Oct 09, 2018
it was a challenging course it has a lot to be covered it has a lot of information that can help us as educator to improve our teaching skills and how to improve our one to one when we work with SEN(DYSLEXIA ) in learning .
par Ellen J•
Oct 31, 2018
Beneficial to read about and view videos demonstrating techniques to use with dyslexic children. Would appreciate additional information supporting struggling students who are older, beyond elementary school.
par Lisa K•
Dec 01, 2015
This is a very nice overview of the research behind dyslexia. I would have liked additional teaching suggestions, rather than having the class be primarily about research and screening.
par Holly S S•
Apr 19, 2018
Easy to follow, clear resources with scientific approaches to teaching. I particularly liked Vincent's approaches to actual intervention with examples of in classroom teaching.
par Katie S•
Nov 01, 2018
I don't think that some questions are relevant to the week. There could be more questions added to review more material of the course. However, I really did enjoy the course.
par Miklós A•
Mar 05, 2018
A very important course, delivered generously and with a lot of care. It's not the best organized course I've taken, but it is worth all the work to get to the end of it.
par Jennifer C•
Jan 08, 2018
lots of useful info and references to helpful websites. information/strategies to help guide and teach you how to adapt your teaching to accommodate all learners
par Abdulaziz H F (•
Dec 21, 2017
Absolutely it is a vital course for teachers like me. This course is very important because it helps teachers to recognise some of their students with dyslexia
par Caroline P•
Apr 01, 2019
Very insightful and encouraging. Content was very elaborate and additonal tips and resources were provided which are very useful for future reference
par Nina M•
Oct 07, 2019
This course provided some very useful and practical advice from the cutting edge of dyslexia research which I will definitely be applying in my job.