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  Course Details
SpLD Assessment at Primary Level: Interpreting Findings and Making Recommendations: SASC Authorised
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Ambassadors Hotel
12 Upper Woburn Place
United Kingdom
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 0330 135 7030
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 24/11/2020 - 24/11/2020
Times: 10:00 - 16:15
No. of Delegates: 50
Delegate Price: GBP 163.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15769-241120
   Audience Restriction
Members £163, non-members £198
   Course Summary
This course is for assessors at the Primary level and focuses on taking the assessment findings forward into positive and effective recommendations for both students, parents and teachers.
   Course Detail

The key to enabling students move forward following a diagnostic assessment is that appropriate interventions are put in place based on the assessment outcomes. It could, therefore, be argued that the recommendations section of a report is the most important. This interactive day looks at converting the information obtained from a diagnostic assessment into practical recommendations which reflect the individual's needs at this level of study.

This course will take delegates through the process of interpreting the findings of the diagnostic assessment report to ensure the recommendations target the specific individual needs of the student. Assessors will have the opportunity to work through actual case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, the learner's profile and the conclusion provide the foundation to this process.  Working with colleagues they will explore the impact of the specific weaknesses in literacy and learning and study on managing the curriculum and classroom in primary school setting.  Taking into account the individual's strengths they will consider an appropriate response by making recommendations and offering suggestions for some strategies and resources that may be helpful in a variety of scenarios. Throughout delegates will be encouraged to share their own experiences and ideas. 

   CPD Themes
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • Delegates may want to bring for reference a copy of the manuals for CTOPP2 and/ or TOWRE2, and a reading comprehension test they might use with a primary learner.
   Learning Outcomes
  • The role of diagnostic assessment in the Assess-Plan-Do-Review cycle of the Code of Practice
  • Interpreting and analysing information in the diagnostic report to build positive and relevant recommendations based on the findings
  • Reflecting on the potential impact of specific weaknesses in literacy and learning for students at primary level and their management of the curriculum
  • Manageable recommendations for the student’s parents taking account of individual strengths in learning
  • Practical recommendations for staff to help the student in a primary school setting.
  • Some examples of resources to help in specific situations, including delegates sharing their own ideas and experiences