OnDemand: Improving Your Learners' Spelling

Learners with a learning difference find learning to spell more difficult than learning to read, (Hulmes and Snowling 2009). This webinar will enable an educator to use various evidence-based spelling strategies which will improve a child’s spelling. 

This course is designed for teachers, however, parents who are supporting their children at home are welcome to attend the workshop. Please be aware that the course is designed for teachers not parents.


Spelling is more difficult for learners with dyslexia because they have difficulties processing and storing language and that makes accessing words from memory difficult, (Sandman-Hurley, 2019).

Spelling instruction enhances reading proficiency through the reinforcement of letter patterns. It requires explicit instruction in a systematic manner. (Carreker 1999)

Course Description

Learning how to spell well is essential in today's classroom, particularly if we want our children to become confident writers. This webinar will look at what makes a good speller before exploring various spelling strategies that can be employed in 1-1 teaching situations or in a classroom. There will be a particular emphasis on morphographs, an approach which helps children understand how words are constructed of morphemes (units of meaning), a strategy that also helps to expand their vocabulary and to comprehend new words. Testing and factors that influence learning to spell will be touched upon.

Course Outcome

  • What makes a good speller?
  • Learning to present the spelling patterns – word families in a systematic order that is based
  • Learning to apply morphemes to improve the learners spelling
  • Reviewing tests of spelling


This course is on demand and is a recording of a live event.

Delegates will have direct access to the event in the ‘My Online Events’ section of their account for two weeks from the payment date, and can watch as any times as they like during that period. Please allow a few minutes for it to appear, or refresh the page if necessary.

Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download handouts and print off to have with them while watching the recordings.

Terms & Conditions

Please note, this training must be paid in full before access is given to the webinar. By submitting a booking, you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days. You are also agreeing to accept our Cancellation/Transfer Policy and Terms and Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page 

Delegates will be responsible for ensuring that they have suitable Wi-Fi, hardware and software to enable them to view the webinar.


Sheila Rostill, Webinar Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   07956 644 786

When & Where

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Cancellation/Transfer Policy

Please ignore the date that comes up when you book your ticket. This refers to when the course was set up and does not affect your access to the course. 


This course is worth 1 hour CPD