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  Course Details
Assessing learners (post-16 years old) with EAL and / or complex linguistic backgrounds.
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Ambassadors Hotel
12 Upper Woburn Place
London
WC1H 0HX
United Kingdom
Telephone:
Fax:
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 712643
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Fax:
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 20/11/2018 - 20/11/2018
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 163.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15629-201118
   Audience Restriction
members £163, non members £198
   Course Summary
In the UK 438,010 international students (91,215 from China) study in H.E. One in eight 16-18 year-olds at school / college in the UK have an EAL background. This workshop will enhance understanding of the issues involved in assessing students with English as an additional language / complex linguistic histories for specific learning difficulties
   Course Detail

In the UK 438,010 international students (91,215 from China) study in H.E. One in eight 16-18 year-olds at school / college in the UK have an EAL background. This workshop will enhance understanding of the issues involved in assessing students with English as an additional language / complex linguistic histories for specific learning difficulties.

This is a practical workshop linking theory to practice. Participants will work collaboratively to design a screening or diagnostic interview and to discuss critically the use and interpretation of tests in the diagnostic assessment of students with EAL / complex linguistic histories. There will be a focus on distinguishing between literacy difficulties arising from the learners' language history and risk factors more likely to be linked to a dyslexic / dyspraxic profile.  The use of standardised assessment tools will be analysed using case studies, exploring how best to report findings of qualitative and quantitative data. Finally, the course will address the wording of the conclusion and recommendations sections of a diagnostic report.

 

The participants must be assessors working either in further or higher education.  While access arrangements will be discussed, the workshop aims primarily to help assessors implement SASC guidelines for full diagnostic assessments with reference to EAL learners.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
   Pre-requisites
  • • Delegates are expected to hold a relevant qualification in the diagnostic assessment of SpLD. [Level 7 or equivalent qualification].
   Learning Outcomes
  • • Designing a screening or diagnostic interview
  • • Updating of awareness and understanding of research into language structure, multilingualism and the identification of SpLDs.
  • • In the use of standardised tests, distinguishing between errors made by the learner attributable to the learner’s first language and errors more likely to arise from dyslexia /dyspraxia.
  • • How to write effective conclusions and recommendations in assessment reports for learners with EAL / complex linguistic histories.