SGDA Dyslexia Training
Course for Professionals

HPCSA registered professionals – optometrists, audiologists, speech therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists and psychometrists – are allowed to register for this training and offer assessment services once successfully completed.

Registration Fee: R4,850.00 per delegate

CPD Points: 30

Duration: 16 hours

After registration, you will only have access for 5 weeks to the 12 training modules – during which you have to watch all the presentations and complete the different quizzes.

Course Outline & Internship

  1. SGDA
  2. RADA
  3. Study Buddy
  4. Quiz
  1. Introduction
  2. Is Reading Natural?
  3. What is Dyslexia?
  4. Difficulties of Dyslexia
  5. ADHD & Dyslexia
  6. A Disguised Blessing
  7. Famous Dyslexics
  1. Introduction
  2. Reading Brain
  3. Mysteries of the Brain
  4. How the Brain Works
  5. Brain Learns to Read
  6. What is Dyslexia?
  7. Biological Bases of Dyslexia
  8. Problems in Learning to Read
  9. How Skilled Readers Recognize Words
  10. The Science of Reading
  11. Can You Read This?
  12. Summary
  13. References
  1. Introduction
  2. Right vs Left Brain
  3. Neuroanatomical Model of Dyslexia
  4. Word Decoding
  5. Physiology of Reading
  6. Inner Speech
  7. Visually Deaf
  8. Auditory Blind
  9. Picture Thinkers
  10. Trigger Words
  11. Internal Speech Exercises
  1. Introduction
  2. SGDA
  3. Diagnostic Labels
  4. Dyslexia is a Multidisciplinary Disorder
  5. Specific Learning Disorders
  6. Protocol to Diagnosing Dyslexia
  7. Direct Diagnosis
  8. The Basic Types of Dyslexia
  9. Dyseidesia
  10. Dysphonesia
  11. Dysnemkinesia
  12. Mixed Types of Dyslexia
  13. SGDA Terminology
  14. Outlay of SGDA Assessment
  1. Introduction
  2. The Procedure
  3. Decoding
  4. Encoding
  5. English Phonetic Equivalents
  6. Afrikaans Phonetic Equivalents
  7. Phonetic Encoding
  8. DST Case Studies
  1. Introduction
  2. Dysnemkinesia (Motoric Dyslexia) Testing
  3. Decoding Time Criteria
  4. Eidetic Decoding Forms
  5. Mode of Decoding
  6. Eidetic Encoding
  7. Case Studies
  8. Summary DST & DDT
  9. This Is Me Heroes
  1. Assignments
  2. Dyslexia Screening Test
  3. Dyslexia Determination Test
  4. Case Studies
  1. Internship Process & Program
  2. Marking SGDA Assessments Process
  3. The Report
  1. Introduction & Explanation
  2. Adult Assessment
  3. Summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Facts about Dyslexia
  3. Signs of Dyslexia
  4. Difficulties & Strengths in School
  5. 7 Myths About Dyslexia
  6. Outlay of the SGJDA Assessment
  7. 30 Questions Asked to Parents
  8. Visual Perception & Examination
  9. Visual Spatial Relations
  10. Eidetic Decoding
  11. Phonological Awareness Skills Test
  1. Introduction
  2. What should be done?
  3. Department of Basic Education
  4. Disability and/or Inability
  5. Choosing a Dyslexia Friendly School
  6. 14 Things never to say to Parents Of Dyslexic Child
  7. Effective Education
  8. Conduct Policy & SIAS Policy
  9. Accommodations, Exemptions & Concessions
  10. Assistive Techology
  11. Trever Ncube’s Story

Important Information:
Steps to completing the SGDA Professional Course and Internship

The Professional course consists of 12 modules that need to be completed in 35 days from date of registration. Each presentation of the module is followed by a quiz (pass rate = 80%) that needs to be completed before you proceed to the next presentation.

Within 6 months of completing the course and receiving CPD certification, you need to purchase a Stark Griffin Dyslexia Assessment full package in either English or Afrikaans. Half packages are available for the alternative language.

Send an email to for information on the procedure and guidelines pertaining to the internships.

You need to administer 4 consecutive assessments, preferably on family members or friends. These internship assessments should be submitted for scoring directly after completion in order to address errors and prevent preventing replication of these in subsequent assessments.

Once these 4 internship assessments have been successfully completed, you register as a SGDA Professional and become part of the SGDA family and referral directory.

The recommended cost of a SGDA DYSLEXIA
assessment is R 2 500.

This amount includes R 300 to SGDA head office for marking and report generation as well as  R 200 per copy of the book: Help! My Child has been diagnosed with Dyslexia. These books are available in English and Afrikaans. During comprehensive feedback sessions, parents should receive a copy of this book to enhance their understanding of this Specific Learning Disorder, called DYSLEXIA.
ICD 10 code: R 48


Help my child has been diagnosed with Dyslexia

help my child has been diagnosed with dyslexia

Help my kid is met disleksie gediagnoseer

Help my kind is gediagnoseer met disleksie

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