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  Course Details
Online version: Assessing Adult Students for the Disabled Student's Allowance
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth: in-depth
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Communicate-ed
Course Manager: Mrs Debbie Pollard
Telephone: 0845 331 1492
Email: admin@communicate-ed.org.uk
Fax: 0871 918 2330
Website: www.communicate-ed.org.uk
  Event Details
Dates: 17/02/2019 - 17/02/2020
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 125.00
SASC Ref.: CeD-15695-17219 OL
   Audience Restriction
It is assumed that the majority of delegates following this course either hold an Assessment Practising Certificate or are in the process of applying for one
   Course Summary
A course for Specialist Teachers assessing students for the Disabled Student's Allowance, or anyone interested in knowing more about the requirements of the Disabled Student's Allowance. this course has been completely updates in the light of recent changes to the guidelines.
   Course Detail

A practical course for Specialist Teachers assessing students for the DSA. The course is written from a practitioner’s perspective and will give guidance on writing clear, accurate reports that follow the recommended guidelines. It will also address common issues that arise particularly when assessors are relatively inexperienced.

The course will cover:

The assessment
* The interview
* Alternative questionnaires
* Tests – core tests and optional tests
* Practical considerations – timing, overtesting

The report
* The recommended template
* Consideration of potential readers
* Comment writing - developing a clear style
* Use of qualifying descriptors

* The conclusion
* Co-morbidity issues
* Recommendations

Good practice
* Feedback
* Timings
* Presentation
* Data storage

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
  • In order to produce a report that will support a DSA application you must have a Practising Certificate for Assessors issused either by Patoss or Dyslexia Action. It is assumed that the majority of delegates following this course either hold an Assessment Practising Certificate or are in the process of applying for one.
   Learning Outcomes
  • Delegates will be able to:
  • Understand the importance of assessing for all SpLDs
  • Understand the structure of a diagnostic assessment
  • Understand the structure of a diagnostic report
  • Understand best practice in assessment and report writing
  • Understand common pitfalls
  • Communicate the findings of the assessment in accessible language appropriate to the audience
  • Select appropriate tests and questionnaires