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Data Analysis and Interpretation

About This Specialization Learn SAS or Python programming, expand your knowledge of analytical methods and applications, and conduct original research to inform complex decisions. The Data Analysis and Interpretation Specialization takes you from data novice to data expert in just four project-based courses. You will apply basic data science tools, including data management and visualization, modeling, and machine learning using your choice of either SAS or Python, including pandas and Scikit-learn. Throughout the Specialization, you will analyze a research question of your choice and summarize your insights. In the Capstone Project, you will use real data to address an important issue in society, and report your findings in a professional-quality report. You will have the opportunity to work with our industry partners, DRIVENDATA and The Connection. Help DRIVENDATA solve some of the world's biggest social challenges by joining one of their competitions, or help The Connection be…

Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing

Supporting children with difficulties in reading and writing

About this course: 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.

Created by:   University of London, UCL Institute of Education, Dyslexia International

Commitment4-6 hours/week
How To PassPass all graded assignments to complete the course.
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An overview
Writing systems; models of reading acquisition (the ‘decoding’ and ‘direct’ paths); the importance of automatization; bilingualism  

8 videos10 readings
  1. Reading: Start Here!
  2. Video: The promotional video
  3. Reading: Syllabus
  4. Reading: Grading
  5. Reading: Resources
  6. Reading: Glossary
  7. Reading: Downloads
  8. Reading: FAQs
  9. Reading: The Course Team
  10. Reading: Acknowledgements
  11. Reading: Module One
  12. Video: 1.1 Introduction by Jenny and Vincent
  13. Video: 1.2 Writing systems
  14. Video: 1.3 Models of reading – Part 1
  15. Video: 1.4 Models of reading - Part 2
  16. Video: 1.5 The importance of automatization
  17. Video: 1.6 Bilingualism – Part 1
  18. Video: 1.7 Bilingualism – Part 2
Graded: Module One
Definitions and identification of dyslexia
Causes; identification; numerous activities include simple methods of observation (not formal diagnosis) 

8 videos1 reading
  1. Reading: Module Two
  2. Video: 2.1 Definition and causes
  3. Video: 2.2 Identification – Pre-primary
  4. Video: 2.3 Identification – Primary
  5. Video: 2.4 Informal assessment - Part 1
  6. Video: 2.5 Informal assessment - Part 2
  7. Video: 2.6 Informal assessment - Part 3
  8. Video: 2.7 Identification – Later years 1
  9. Video: 2.8 Identification – Later years 2
Graded: Module Two
'Co-morbidity', and psychological and social aspects
The ‘dys’-constellation (dyspraxia, dyscalculia etc); audition; vision; loss of self-esteem; long-term effects of school drop-out and antisocial behaviour – evidence from Canada; ‘positive’ aspects of dyslexia and unusual aptitudes; discussion around pros and cons of ‘labelling’ a child.

10 videos2 readings
  1. Reading: Module Three
  2. Video: 3.1 Audition
  3. Video: 3.2 Vision
  4. Video: 3.3 Attention
  5. Video: 3.4 Math(s) (Dyscalculia)
  6. Video: 3.5 Dyspraxia
  7. Video: 3.6 Oral language impairment
  8. Video: 3.7 Psychological aspects – Part 1
  9. Video: 3.8 Psychological aspects – Part 2
  10. Video: 3.9 Positive aspects
  11. Video: 3.10 Pros and Cons of “labelling”
  12. Reading: Peer Reviews
Graded: Module Three
Graded: The child observation chart
Practical teaching approaches Part 1
General principles of inclusion; structured, multisensory, phonics-based and metacognitive approaches; summaries of recent influential reports of best practice from France, the UK and USA; applying these approaches across the curriculum; learning styles; reading, spelling, comprehension and composition; visualization and mind-mapping.

6 videos1 reading
  1. Reading: Module Four
  2. Video: 4.1 Inclusion
  3. Video: 4.2 Reports on reading
  4. Video: 4.3 General principles – Part 1
  5. Video: 4.4 General principles – Part 2
  6. Video: 4.5 Subject-specific – Science, History and Math(s)
  7. Video: 4.6 'Individualization'
Graded: Module Four
Graded: Irregular words
Practical teaching approaches Part 2
Multisensory teaching in practice illustrated; comprehension, composition 

14 videos1 reading
  1. Reading: Module Five
  2. Video: 5.1 Multisensory teaching practice – Auditory, visual and oral-kinaesthetic discovery
  3. Video: 5.2 Multisensory teaching practice – Manual–kinaesthetic discovery
  4. Video: 5.3 Multisensory teaching practice – Segmentation
  5. Video: 5.4 Multisensory teaching practice – The Alphabet
  6. Video: 5.5 Multisensory teaching practice – 'Blap'
  7. Video: 5.6 Multisensory teaching practice - Revision of reading cards
  8. Video: 5.7 Teaching phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle – Part 1
  9. Video: 5.8 Teaching phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle – Part 2
  10. Video: 5.9 Teaching phonological awareness and the alphabetic principle - Part 3
  11. Video: 5.10 Multisensory techniques for reading and spelling – Part 1
  12. Video: 5.11 Multisensory techniques for reading and spelling – Part 2
  13. Video: 5.12 Comprehension - Part 1
  14. Video: 5.13 Comprehension - Part 2
  15. Video: 5.14 Composition
Graded: Module Five
Study skills, aids and accommodations
Attention, memory and organization; technological aids especially for reading and writing; examples of accommodations for formal assessments and examinations 

8 videos1 reading
  1. Reading: Module Six
  2. Video: 6.1 Interview with SEN teacher
  3. Video: 6.2 Accommodations
  4. Video: 6.3 Technology aids - Reading 1
  5. Video: 6.4 Technology aids – Reading 2
  6. Video: 6.5 Technology aids – Writing 1
  7. Video: 6.6 Technology aids – Writing 2
  8. Video: 6.7 Technology aids – Memory
  9. Video: 6.8 Organization
Graded: End-of-course quiz
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