Course Description

This Second Edition of Overcoming Dyslexia is even better than the First! It is the go-to book for the most recent evidence-based information on the why, what and how of dyslexia. The authors do an amazing job making the information user-friendly so that educators as well as parents learn to recognize the characteristics of dyslexia and come up with a plan to effectively deal with it in a positive way. The preservation of self-esteem is at the core of all of the strategies discussed and while the problems associated with dyslexia are shared in a straight-forward and scientific way, common strengths of dyslexics are also considered so that they learn to progress through life in a meaningful way. All age-groups are considered, from birth to beyond college. I highly recommend this book to any educator looking to understand and address this reading disorder which affects approximately one in five children.

Learner Outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will understand:

  • The science behind the diagnosis of dyslexia
  • Strategies that help struggling readers learn to read
  • The kind of schools that meet the needs of dyslexic learners
  • How dyslexics can thrive in life beyond high school
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Section Title
Book Study: Overcoming Dyslexia
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Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition credit (3 units) $355.00
Available for Credit
3 Quarter Credits
Reading List / Textbook

Must be Purchased Separately:

Overcoming Dyslexia - Second Edition By Sally Shaywitz, M.D. and Jonathan Shaywitz, M.D.

Section Notes

This course is offered in collaboration with Teacher Study.

Course is self-paced. Completion time: up to one year from date of enrollment.

Refund Policy: Withdrawals submitted online through SPU within 7 days of enrollment will receive a 95% refund. Withdrawals received after that point will not receive a refund and no withdrawals will be accepted after the completion deadline for the course. Instructions on how to withdraw are located on our website under Students/Withdrawal and Refund Policies.


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