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  Course Details
Carrying out an assessment with pre16 learners with complex needs
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth: in-depth
CPD Long Term: CPD long term
CPD Credit Hours: Longer than 1 month
  Event Address

Telephone:
Fax:
  Contact Details
Provider: BDA
Course Manager: Mrs Donna Stevenson
Telephone:
Email: donnas@bdadyslexia.org.uk
Fax:
Website: www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/e
  Event Details
Dates: 08/10/2021 - 08/10/2022
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 60.00
SASC Ref.: BDA-15919-81021 OL
   Course Summary
This course is will cover a range of neurodiverse needs and explore how a learner is impacted by those needs. Assessors will have the opportunity to work through two real case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, quantitative and qualitative information are synthesised to reach a diagnostic outcome. The course will also cover recommendations made to suit each case study and why they are consider appropriate.
   Course Detail

Introduction

This course is aimed at practising assessors who assess in the pre-16 age group or those working with adults who wish to further their knowledge of assessing in this age group. Delegates should hold AMBDA and/or an APC or have completed a L7 qualification in the assessment and teaching of SpLD learners. The course will broaden their understanding of a range of complex needs and how to effectively assess neurodiverse learners.

Course Description

This course will cover a range neurodiverse needs and explore how a learner is impacted by those needs. Assessors will have the opportunity to work through two case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, quantitative and qualitative information are synthesised to form a diagnostic outcome. It will also look at the recommendations made in the case studies and why they are chosen to suit the profile. The course will also provide an overview of the tests that benefit and challenge learners with complex needs.

Course outcomes:

  • An overview of Neurodiversity and the overlap of complex needs
  • A close look at Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia and how they affect learners at pre 16
  • Considerations/adjustments needed when assessing individuals with complex needs
  • Case studies – how a diagnosis was reached and appropriate recommendations
  • Evaluation of own learning

The course will be delivered via two webinars followed by a quiz. You will also need to complete the critical evaluation task and we suggest you use this to complete your CPD log for your APC/AMBDA renewal. 

   CPD Themes
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
   Pre-requisites
  • Delegates should hold AMBDA and/or an APC or have completed a L7 qualification in the assessment and teaching of SpLD learners.
   Learning Outcomes
  • An overview of Neurodiversity and the overlap of complex needs
  • A close look at Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Developmental Language Disorder (DLD), Dyscalculia and Dyspraxia and how they affect learners at pre 16
  • Considerations/adjustments needed when assessing individuals with complex needs
  • Exploring case studies – how a diagnosis was reached and making appropriate recommendations