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  Course Details
Online Option: Diagnostic Assessment of Pre and Post 16 Students:Tests, Interpretation & Report Writing
Course Level: Advanced
Course Type: Distance
In-depth: in-depth
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address

Telephone:
Fax:
  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.u
  Event Details
Dates: 20/02/2022 - 20/02/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 135.00
SASC Ref.: CeD-15934-200222-OL
   Audience Restriction
Restrictions: It is assumed that delegates currently hold an APC or are working towards obtaining one.
   Course Summary
This is a practical course for Specialist Teachers/Assessors who carry out diagnostic assessments for Pre and Post 16 students. The course has been designed to provide guidance on the SASC report formats introduced in June 2019 for diagnostic assessment of pre and post 16 students.
   Course Detail


This course has been designed to provide guidance on the SASC report formats introduced in June 2019 for diagnostic assessment of pre and post 16 students. It has been 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 interview

  • Alternative questionnaires

  • Tests – core tests and optional tests

  • Practical considerations – timing, over testing

The report
  • The recommended template

  • Consideration of potential readers

  • Comment writing - developing a clear style

  • Use of qualifying descriptors

  • Identification

The profile and impact

  • 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
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
   Pre-requisites
  • In order to produce a Diagnostic Report you must hold a current Assessment Practising Certificate for Assessors issused either by Patoss, BDA 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