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  Course Details
Tricky Profiles at pre 16 – Looking Beyond the Scores
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
In-depth:
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 2 Minutes: 30
  Event Address

Telephone:
Fax:
  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 257808
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Fax:
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 06/07/2022 - 06/07/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 75.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15939-060722-OL
   Audience Restriction
Members £75, non-members £87
   Course Summary
The webinar, presented by Karen Bartlett, will examine tricky profiles and encourage participants to look beyond the scores when making a diagnosis of dyslexia, considering protective and compensatory factors
   Course Detail

The course will broaden knowledge and understanding by considering a range of different assessment profiles which evidence dyslexia. It will look beyond the scores and ensure assessors effectively consider the background information and qualitative information along with the scores. It will consider protective and compensatory factors and their impact on assessment and diagnosis.

The course will broaden knowledge and understanding by considering a range of different assessment profiles which evidence dyslexia. It will look beyond the scores and ensure assessors effectively consider the background information and qualitative information along with the scores. It will consider protective and compensatory factors and their impact on assessment and diagnosis. Assessors will have the opportunity to work through case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, quantitative and qualitative information are synthesised to form a diagnostic outcome. The course will also look at the recommendations made in the case studies and why they are chosen to suit the profile.

The session will include:

  • An overview of the different ages and stages when an individual may request an assessment and why
  • The complex nature of assessment - when is it dyslexia and when isn't it?
  • What are protective and compensatory factors?
  • The importance of individual profiles of strengths and weaknesses in planning intervention and support
  • Discussion of complex case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, quantitative and qualitative information are synthesised to form a diagnostic outcome and how to match recommendations to need
   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
   Audience
  • Assessors
  • Support
   Pre-requisites
  • Primary and Secondary or assessors working at post 16 who would like to extend their knowledge at pre 16
  • Delegates should be specialist assessors.
   Learning Outcomes
  • To understand why an assessment is requested at different ages and stages.
  • An overview of the complex nature of assessment - when is it dyslexia and when isn’t it?
  • What are protective and compensatory factors?
  • To recognise strengths and weaknesses within the profile and how to use these to plan intervention and support
  • To explore complex case studies to investigate how aspects of background information, quantitative and qualitative information are synthesised to form a diagnostic outcome and how to match recommendations to need.