What is Dyslexia? An In-Depth Look (prev #: EDU-500FN)

2 Units
Credit Validation

Course Description

Credit Validation for Dyslexia Training Institute Participants Only

Participants will be introduced to the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, popular myths, and assessment/evaluation for dyslexia. You will be given the opportunity to go in-depth with the scientific research and evaluate the remediation supported by research. We will also discuss current accommodations available to children and adults with dyslexia. Participants will be given many opportunities to engage and discuss simulations. All class chats, class content and discussion boards will be monitored and moderated by the instructors.

Course Details

Number of Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for educators participating in online course provided by Dyslexia Training Institute.



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Course Date Units Price
EDC-X708A – 065 24 Oct 202218 Nov 2022 2 $158

What is Dyslexia? An In-Depth Look (prev #: EDU-500FN)

24 Oct 202218 Nov 2022
Credit Validation

Students must be registered for Dyslexia Training Institute's course prior to registering with USD for credit: https://www.dyslexiatraininginstitute.org/classes_what-is-dyslexia.html

Course Dates: October 24 – November 18, 2022

Course Format: Online

Refund Policy: All Credit Validation enrollments are refundable, less a $25 fee, if requested within 30 days of enrollment date. There will be no refunds for Credit Validation courses after the allotted 30 days.

Enrollment Open Through: November 4, 2022 (11:59pm PST)

What You Will Learn

  • Define and identify dyslexia
  • Identify appropriate accommodations
  • Identify what appropriate interventions should include
  • Recognize key researchers in the field of dyslexia
  • Point out alternative views about dyslexia


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Credit Validation

The University of San Diego’s Division of Professional and Continuing Education offers graduate-level extension credit for work completed in trainings, workshops, conferences, induction, credentials, and other professional development programs not offered directly by USD. Complete one of the above and a member of our division will help you earn credit for your hard work and dedication to continuing your education.

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I learned a lot in this course. It would be nice if you could compile all of your responses on one page along with the instructor’s responses. Some of my questions were not answered. But all in all the course was well worth it.

I had an amazing experience in through this online course. The staff was courteous, friendly and responded to communications. The course content was thoroughly engaging, high quality and enjoyable to complete as it was very practical and useful. I will certainly consider another course. Thank you for providing such professionalism and high academic standards, while balancing those qualities with creating a community feel and an encouraging environment.