Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing


Join more than 42,000 learners who have enrolled in this Coursera MOOC. 

This course is for teachers to learn why some children have so much difficulty with reading and writing, often called ‘dyslexia’, and to learn more about best practice in teaching literacy to all in light of recent scientific discoveries. Participation in or completion of this online course will not confer academic credit for University of London programmes.

Read and see what President Obama says about online education. This course, in collaboration with the University of London, is on a selected list for teachers in the USA.

Read a very positive, independent review by Learning Difficulties Australia, and some of the feedback we have received. Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars

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Basics for teachers: Dyslexia – How to identify it and What to do

iPad_01This course was first presented at UNESCO in 2010 in French and English. Initially designed specifically to address dyslexia in the classroom, it is recognized by experts as a leading programme for teaching literacy to learners of all abilities.

Written by Dr Vincent Goetry and his team in Brussels, Belgium

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Read how some teachers have changed their methods after taking the course

See what a Deputy Head says about online training in her school

To book an appointment, please call 01-6327387 and 09025446486 or mail


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