Discounts are available for group enrolments and current DSF members.

The Understanding Learning Difficulties e-learning course was designed to equip teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists, specialist tutors and parents with the knowledge required to support students with learning difficulties throughout their education.  This online learning program consists of six interactive modules that systematically cover: an introduction to learning difficulties and learning disorders; the cognitive processing skills implicated in learning; and, the response to intervention (RTI) model.  Participants will also learn about how to reduce the incidence of literacy and numeracy difficulties, remediate learning difficulties and put in place appropriate support strategies and accommodations.

Please note:  Following the transition to our new website, we are still unable to automatically process enrolments in the online Understanding Learning Difficulties Course.  As a temporary measure, all enrolments are being manually processed. Upon purchasing access to this course, you will be asked to supply the names and email addresses of your attendees.  Once this information has been provided, they will be enrolled in the course and details of their enrolment will be emailed to them individually.  Depending on the number of attendees being enrolled, it may take one to two business days to complete the enrolment process.

This e-learning course provides a carefully constructed blend of written information, videos, downloadable resources, interactive activities and animations - all of which combine to produce an enjoyable and engaging online learning experience.  All aspects of the identification and support of students with learning difficulties and learning disorders will be covered.  Specifically, the six, 2-hour modules of this course will cover:

If you have already purchased access to this course, please log in to your DSF account and navigate to My Dashboard for access to this course.

Completing the Understanding Learning Difficulties course will contribute 12 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2, 2.6.2, 3.1.2, 3.4.2, 3.6.2, 4.1.2, 5.1.2, 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

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