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Training

Many providers and universities offer training in working with children with additional literacy needs and dyslexia.  Professionals wanting a general update on research in this field may find the following link to a lecture by Professor Margaret Snowling helpful:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRNLonXAhdk

Courses that are run locally in Cumbria include:

Link to Cumbria Reading Intervention

Exam Access training: this course is run annually and aimed at secondary schools who wish to make appropriate arrangements to help students with additional needs to access public examinations.  Contact ruth.willey@cumbria.gov.uk

Precision Teaching: This structured and evidence based approach to teaching literacy skills is based on clear psychological principles governing effective learning.  The course is offered via the Educational Psychology Service and is advertised annually in the booklet sent to schools via the Cumbria Traded Services team.