Certificate in Dyslexia and Literacy Teaching

15, 22, 29 Jan & 5, 12, 19 Feb 2022
14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 23 Mar 2022
3, 10, 17, 24 Sep & 1, 8 Oct 2022
21, 22, 23, 24, 25 & 30 Nov 2022

Public : $2388.75
DAS Parents : $2150.00

Registration from 1 April 2021 will be subjected to a fee increase.


"It is useful for everyone to learn or relearn about phonics & the rules of pronouncing each letter or word, the syllabification, spelling rules. Useful for teaching children with reading & writing difficulties and to equip oneself with a better skill of reading, writing and spelling."
- Reuben Cheng (Sep 2020)


"This course has enabled me with the fundamentals to establish this vital communication link with my son, and these few weeks I have seen vast improvements between me and my son. Previously I would have misunderstood his actions to be lazy, inattentive lessons and learning, but through this course, I have gained a deeper understanding of my son's difficulties, and the essence of this course has provided guidance to me in terms of working and guiding my son progressively."
- Steven Lim (Sep 2020)


Course Lecturers

Siti Mariam, Rebecca Shalinah, Kong Yun Rui 


About this Course

This course aims to introduce students to dyslexia and language acquisition deficiencies. In Singapore, the prevalence of dyslexia amongst the population is estimated to be 10% of which 4% will have dyslexia severe enough to warrant intervention. Hence, this course is designed to give both professionals and family members a valuable overview of the common learning difference called dyslexia and how to support students with dyslexia through conceptual teaching, planning, and lesson delivery. It also provides practical knowledge of supporting these students through explicit and simultaneously multisensory instruction.


Target Audience

The target audience may be a teacher who needs an insight into how to cope with dyslexia in the classroom, a parent who wants to support their child at home or other professionals and specialists who support students with learning differences. Learners who may benefit from the strategies shared in the course include:

  • A younger learner who needs support with phonological awareness and letter-sound relationships for reading and spelling.
  • An older learner who struggles with decoding and segmenting unfamiliar poly-syllabic words


Learning Outcomes 

On successful completion of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what dyslexia is
  • Apply the principles of the Orton-Gillingham approach to lesson planning and delivery
  • Identify and assess the learning needs of students with dyslexia
  • Recognise the elements of a lesson and use of teaching/learning materials
  • Apply practical strategies to support students with dyslexia in decoding and encoding



DAS Academy will be delivering the course with dual-mode of learning; face-to-face or online via live-stream on Zoom. Please indicate your preferred mode of learning in the registration form. Please note that you will not be allowed to change your preference once the registration is completed.



  • Written Paper (theory and application)
    - Structured Questions
    - Lesson Planning
  • Oral Procedures Assessment (phonics knowledge and procedures)


Note: Assessment is compulsory for students in the Specialist Diploma in Learning Support for SpLD



  • A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance and successfully pass all components of the assessment.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to participants who attain at least 75% attendance but do not wish to undertake the assessment.


*Course will be postponed if the minimum number of participants is not met

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