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  Course Details
Dyspraxia /DCD in the Pre and Post 16 years (SASC authorised)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

  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: 18/05/2021 - 18/05/2022
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 150.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15886-180321-OL
   Audience Restriction
Members: £150, Non-members £175
   Course Summary
Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dypraxia is a common but serious lifelong condition affecting movement and coordination in children, young people and adults, with symptoms present from childhood.
   Course Detail
This course will look at how psychologists and specialist teacher assessors might go about investigating the possibility of DCD/Dyspraxia in both the Pre and Post 16 age groups.

This course will enable SpLD assessors to be conversant with the current UK definition of DCD/Dyspraxia, in line with the international consensus. Whilst there is no clear pattern of specific cognitive strengths / weaknesses in DCD/ Dyspraxia, consideration will be given as to how conventional assessment methods will define an individual profile and provide a picture of the support needs for the individual.  Differences in the assessment of the pre and post 16 individual will be discussed throughout.

The course will explore the following:

·         The approved definitions and current SASC view of DCD/Dyspraxia.

·         The role of background information and how it is gathered and reported.

·         Individual profiles – what might be revealed through the recommended assessment measures.

·         Overlaps with other known SpLDs.

·         The appropriate use of language when reporting assessment findings.

·         Recommendations

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Delegates will need to hold a current Assessment Practising Certificate or be HCPC registered as practitioner psychologists.
  • Delegates are expected to hold a relevant qualification in the diagnostic assessment of SpLDs. [Level 7 or equivalent qualification]
   Learning Outcomes
  • Delegates will develop an awareness of how to develop best practice in screening and assessment, and referral
  • Delegates will develop an awareness of how to report findings in an accessible and sensitive way
  • Delegates will develop an awareness of how to move the individual forward in terms of recommendations and possible onward referral