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  Course Details
Live Zoom Workshop with Professor Richard Wagner: using the CTOPP-2 and TOWRE-2: SASC Authorised
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 0 Minutes: 30
  Event Address

  Contact Details
Provider: Patoss
Course Manager: Mrs Sheila Rostill
Telephone: 01386 257808
Email: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org
Website: www.patoss-dyslexia.org
  Event Details
Dates: 02/11/2022 - 02/11/2023
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 30.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15965-021122
   Audience Restriction
Member £30, non~member £35
   Course Summary
This Zoom workshop is available to delegates who have previously attended one or both of Professor Richard Wagner’s ondemand webinars on the use of the CTOPP-2 and/or TOWRE-2. It provides a unique opportunity to ask Professor Wagner questions about the use of these tests and aspects of his research that impact on assessment practice
   Course Detail

The workshop provides an opportunity for practitioners to ask questions of relating specifically to the use of these tests and related aspects of Professor Wagner's research. Delegates are requested to submit questions or a short, anonymised case study in writing before the workshop (deadline for submission - 19th October 2022)

Course Description

Research conducted by Professor Richard Wagner and his colleague Professor Joseph Torgesen has been fundamental in our understanding of the importance of phonological processing deficits in diagnosing dyslexia. Their large scale concurrent and longitudinal studies of reading development demonstrated the importance of three clear aspects of phonological subgroups which are vital in developing the ability to read. Their research demonstrated the essential role played by phonological awareness in discriminating and manipulating the speech sound of letters in words; the importance of the phonological processing subskill of rapid automatised naming, which assesses the speed and efficiency with which phonological representations are retrieved from long-term memory; and the role of phonological memory in the coding of information as speech sound representations for temporary storage in short-term working memory. The results of their studies are demonstrated in the Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing 2nd edition (CTOPP-2) and in the Test of Word Reading Efficiency 2nd edition (TOWRE-2).

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • Delegates must have attended one or both of Professor Wagner’s on-demand webinars on the CTOPP-2 or the TOWRE-2
  • Questions / case studies must be submitted by 19th October 2022
  • Have access to the above tests
   Learning Outcomes
  • The principles underlying the design of the CTOPP-2 and TOWRE-2
  • Detailed insight regarding the use and interpretation of the tests
  • Greater awareness of how to use the tests to enhance professional practice