Dyslexia Decoded Course

Dyslexia Decoded

Learning Links’ new ‘Dyslexia Decoded’ online professional learning course provides a strategic way to teach children and adolescents to read with more structure, more enjoyment and less cognitive overload.

Are you supporting children who have a family history of Dyslexia or learning difficulties?

Are you teaching children to read and they are finding it challenging?

Are you working with children in upper primary or high school who are already behind in their reading, even after months (or years!) of practice?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this is the perfect professional learning resource for you!

About the Dyslexia Decoded course

Learning Links is launching our most popular webinar ‘Dyslexia – What is it and how to help‘ as a comprehensive online professional learning course. This course has been developed from the feedback and questions our webinar presenters have received to provide you with an even deeper understanding of Dyslexia.

We know the frustration experienced by children and adolescents, their families and the professionals working with them when reading doesn’t come easy. We are right here with you, supporting children and adolescents every day in our Education Program.

We’ve created this self-paced course to take your learning deeper in relation to Dyslexia and address the most common questions we’re asked. You will know how to identify the signs of Dyslexia, pinpoint the starting points for intervention, confidently select the resources and tools you’ll need for an individual child or adolescent and manage things when they’re not quite going to plan.

The self-paced format of this course provides a flexible and customisable approach to professional learning. You can complete the course in one intensive sitting or take it one lesson at a time over a six-month period, wherever you like. We’ve recorded the content so you can watch this at a time and place that suits you, but we’ll be there every month live for a Q&A session to help you put your learning into action.

Require funding approval? If you are a teacher, we offer you a full pack of resources that supports you on your journey of funding approval, as we know how time consuming this process can be. CLICK HERE.

Who is it suitable for?

The material in the ‘Dyslexia Decoded’ professional learning course has been designed for:

  • Classroom teachers who want to help children and adolescents in their classroom who find reading difficult
  • Learning support, diverse learning and special education teachers who are already providing support to children and adolescents who struggle to read and could do with a few more ideas to help
  • Allied health professionals (speech pathologists and psychologists) assessing and working with children and adolescents experiencing difficulties reading
  • Professionals supporting reading difficulties in both primary and high school settings

The course is designed to support your ongoing learning and help you help children and adolescents who are frustrated because reading is hard.

What’s included in the Dyslexia Decoded course?

The comprehensive professional learning course includes:

  • Four self-guided professional learning modules, providing an in-depth guide to identifying and supporting children and adolescents with Dyslexia (see below for the full outline)
  • Five hours of training including 3.5 hours of video content and an extensive 58-page workbook with reflection prompts and planning activities
  • A vast array of screening tools, checklists, and frameworks to help you identify challenges and select appropriate supports including intervention programs and assistive technologies


Screening Tools

Reflection Activities

How much is the Dyslexia course?

The self-guided online Dyslexia course, including all resources and live Q&A support is $195.00.

This gives you an individual license with six months access to the content, including any updates.

Licensing options are available for multiple users. Please email us to discuss your requirements at workshops@learninglinks.org.au

Course Developer

Samantha Hornery

Dr Samantha Hornery

Samantha is a primary school and special education teacher with over 20 years’ experience, and has gained a PhD in Dyslexia Interventions. She is dedicated to providing evidence-based practice and has spent her career empowering children who have difficulties learning to succeed at school.

Dyslexia Decoded Course Outline

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Module 1

What is Dyslexia?

How is Dyslexia diagnosed?

Who can diagnose Dyslexia?

Do you need a diagnosis of Dyslexia?

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Module 2

What if it’s not Dyslexia?

How does Dyslexia fit within models of reading?

How can I tell if their difficulties are more than Dyslexia?

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Module 3

How do I help someone with Dyslexia?

How do I choose a Synthetic Phonics Program?

How do I choose assistive technology for reading?

How do I choose assistive technology for spelling?

How do I choose (more) assistive technology for reading?

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Module 4

What does Dyslexia look like at different ages?

What if phonics isn’t working?

Why does spelling take so much longer?

Could this help Dyslexia? Myth busting!

Copyright Agreement

When you purchase this online course, you are agreeing to purchase that online course on the following terms:

The access of this online course is personal to you, identified by the email address supplied, and you may not share or transfer your rights to access the online course or provide access to any other person.

The videos and downloads supplied for you in this online course is to be used exclusively for education purposes, and cannot be repurposed for any commercial purposes.

The materials in this online course are the copyright of Learning Links. We thank you for your business and look forward to working with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

The course supports:

1.2 Understand how students learn

1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

5.1 Assess student learning


Additionally, if you access the monthly live Q&A this supports:

6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning


At the completion of Module 4 a statement of professional learning standards will be supplied.

The Dyslexia Decoded course content is also suitable for allied health professionals working with children who find reading difficult.

This course can support psychologists to gain a better understanding of Dyslexia to aid in diagnosis and to provide practical recommendations in assessment reports.

Speech Pathologists who provide support to children with Dyslexia and other reading difficulties may also benefit from this course.

The ‘Dyslexia Decoded’ online course provides an in-depth guide on Dyslexia that can empower parents and carers with the knowledge to advocate for their child. This information can help you navigate conversations with your child’s school or allied health professionals to find the best support for your child.

Live Zoom Q&A sessions will be run with Dr Samantha Hornery on the last Thursday of each month at 8am. Bring your cup of coffee and we’ll start the day together answering your questions.

Course participants will be sent links to register for each session.

The sessions will provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, provide feedback, gain clarification and test ideas with us.

Individual licenses can be purchased for the course, which are linked to an individual’s email. The license gives you six months access to the course, including all resources and any updates made to the content.

Each license is for individual use only and is not to be shared.

In the event that a teacher is no longer working at a school, you can request a transfer of this login. The new login will have full access to the 3 hours of teacher professional learning, all resources and ability to participate in the monthly live Q&A.

Multiple discounts are available for schools wishing many teachers to participate in this learning experience. Please email workshops@learninglinks.org.au with your requirements.


A transfer fee of $49.95 will be charged for the replacement login.

Schools can get in touch with us via workshops@learninglinks.org.au to discuss a package of licenses for your school.

We want you to feel completely assured that this is course is right for you and your students, so Learning Links is offering a no-risk money back guarantee.

If you make a genuine attempt to complete the course and attend a live Q&A session, providing us with an opportunity to help you, but still find that the strategies, the sequence, the framework and the library of resources don’t work for you, you will be offered a refund.