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  Course Details
Diagnostic Assessment & Overlapping SpLDs: Interpret test results, draw conclusions and write reports with confidence
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Face to face
In-depth: in-depth
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 5 Minutes: 0
  Event Address
Harwood Room (Barnes Wallis Building)
Altrincham Street
University of Manchester
M1 7JR
United Kingdom
Fax: 020 7587 0546
  Contact Details
Provider: Dyslexia Assessment & Consultancy
Course Manager:
Website: www.workingwithdyslexia.
  Event Details
Dates: 22/05/2012 - 22/05/2012
Times: 10:00 - 16:00
No. of Delegates: 16
Delegate Price: GBP 140.00
SASC Ref.: DAC225
   Audience Restriction
   Course Summary
This CPD course is designed for specialist teachers and psychologists working in Post 16 education (including DSA) and assessing employees in the workplace. The day explores key aspects of assessment in a small supportive setting where there is the opportunity to ask questions, discuss tricky profiles, explore overlapping SpLDs, alongside report writing samples. Gain confidence in your conclusions. Those attending can join a networking group.
   Course Detail

Explore appropriate tests, interpret scores, discuss tricky profiles & report samples


The course covers the key aspects of a diagnostic assessment, building up knowledge and understanding of

how the many different elements of an assessment can be brought together into a coherent and confident report. 

 The following key areas are covered, promoting confidence in assessment:


a review of what we are assessing

which tests to use and why

scoring: statistical significance, clinical significance, confidence intervals

additional testing to explore more unusual profiles

issues relating to dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention difficulties, visual stress

interpretation of tests and test results

different patterns of scores in different diagnostic labels

clear reporting of results

the language, design and writing of reports


Delegates will have the opportunity to -

Question, discuss and share ideas. 

Join a networking group.

Take away samples from reports, illustrating scores, conclusions, recommendations and report summaries.

Certificate of attendance for CPD portfolio provided.

   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Assessment centers
  • Training institutions
  • Qualification in diagnostic assessment
   Learning Outcomes
  • An understanding of key diagnostic features in a range of SpLD profiles.
  • An understanding of what tests to include in a comprehensive assessment, including additional tests for the more unusual profile.
  • A greater confidence in understanding and reporting on the unusual or ‘tricky’ set of scores, for example, general low ability, English as an additional language.
  • A greater understanding of how to pull together the different elements of an assessment to create an integrated and coherent whole report.
  • An awareness of a professional reporting style.
  • The opportunity to gain confidence as assessors