Stand Alone On-Line Blended Learning Modules • Level 9
Module Content & Structure
The aim of the modules is to provide substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for those interested in and/ or working with learners with special educational needs.
These standalone on-line blended learning modules involve e-tivities, discussion boards and face-to-face workshops. All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. Modules are offered regularly over the academic year. All modules are completed within one semester (i.e. 12 weeks). Completion of two modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate.
Completion of four modules from the suite of on-line blended learning modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma.
This module focuses on developing the knowledge and skills required for supporting learners with specific learning difficulties (SLDs).
The module considers what 'specific learning difficulties' are, and how specific they are. It also addresses the needs of learners experiencing communication, speech and language difficulties and dyslexia.
Each area in turn will examine the most recent research information in relation to the nature and assessment of SLDs, and some of the intervention approaches suitable for learners with these difficulties.