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If you are dyslexic or have other specific learning difficulties you may be eligible for ...
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SASC will hold its 6th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 June 2014 in central ...
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SASC issues guidance for assessment of ADHD.
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Updated Test Guidance issued September 2013, see SpLD Assessment page.
View news itemWoodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition (WRMT-III). Pearson. 5-75+ years STEC approve the revised edition of ...

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Call to Students: Apply Early for DSA
If you are dyslexic or have other specific learning difficulties you may be eligible for Disabled Students’ Allowances [DSA] to help you with extra study related costs. "Don't wait until you have a
calendar24/05/2014
It takes, on average, over 10 weeks from applying for DSAs to receiving support. Applying for DSAs early means students can get their support in place before the start of term. Make sure you have a diagnostic assessment ...
SASC 2014 AGM
SASC will hold its 6th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 June 2014 in central London.
calendar02/05/2014
SASC, the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, will hold its 6th Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 11 June 2014 in central London from 2:30 til 4.  Anyone wishing to attend please contact Claire Jamieson, Company Secretary, c.jamieson@ucl.ac.uk for further ...
ADHD Guidance Issued
SASC issues guidance for assessment of ADHD.
calendar18/09/2013
Following the ADHD Consensus meeting in May and continuing consultation over the summer with a range of interested parties SASC has issued guidance relating to the assessment of ADHD as supporting for for Disabled Students’ Allowancesapplications . This ...
Updated Test Guidance issued September 2013
Updated Test Guidance issued September 2013, see SpLD Assessment page.
calendar02/09/2013
The SpLD Assessment Standards Committee has released updated guidance.   SpLD Testing and Assessment Guidance - September 2013 is downloadable from this website.  Look under SpLD Assessment.
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition (WRMT-III). Pearson. 5-75+ years STEC approve the revised edition of this test battery with a cautionary note.
calendar18/10/2012
Woodcock-Reading Mastery Tests: 3rd Edition (WRMT-III).  Pearson. 5-75+ years STEC approve the revised edition of this test battery with the following cautionary note:   In the absence of the publishers/importers providing (a) a re-standardisation to accommodate UK culture ...
Psychologists' changing registrations - HCPC Role
Psychologists supplying diagnostic assessments for DSA should now hold a Health Care Professions Council registration.
calendar11/07/2012
Psychologists’ changing registrations - HPC Role   The Health Professions Council [HCPC] has, since July 2009, taken on the role of regulation of professional practice of Practitioner Psychologists. Commitment to CPD and oversight of Fitness to ...
Updated Guidance on ATS+CCET Route to APC
ATS + CCET Route to APC Revised
calendar14/06/2012
We would advise candidates trying to plan their specialist assessor training that there are modifications to the ATS+CCET route to an APC underway which require additional training to include synthesizing theory and practice in ...
Updated Dyspraxia Guidance issued
Updated guidance has now been released on diagnosing dyspraxia. See SpLD Assessment page.
calendar14/03/2012
Updated guidance has now been released on diagnosing dyspraxia. See SpLD Assessment page for the accepted definition and guidance on educational assessment of adults in this area.
SASC issues Guidance on Reporting Standards
SASC issues Guidance on Reporting Standards to be used by all issuing bodies in reviewing reports for Assessment Practising Certificates.
calendar02/02/2011
Assessing Assessors   – A Guide for consistency across issuing bodies who evaluate Assessment Practising Certificates renewal applications   The APC renewal process offers an opportunity both for individual professional development through feedback on assessment reports and for ...
Updated Guidance on use of BAS and WISC
STEC has issued updated guidance on use of British Ability Scales and WISC for assessments carried out for students over 16 years of age.
calendar21/09/2010
Assessment Update:   For assessments carried out when a student is over 16 years of age in support of Disabled Students’ Allowances it is acceptable to use the following tests up to the ceiling of the test:   British ...
SASC CPD Authorisation Scheme Conference Held
A new SASC Authorisation Scheme for CPD training providers was outlined at a conference at University College London on 14th July 2010.
calendar14/06/2010
SASC Stakeholder Conference   CPD providers can now become SASC authorised and have their CPD provision listed on the new SASC website. In recent years the demand for diagnostic assessments of specific learning difficulties has grown considerably. ...
New authorisation scheme for training providers.
Training providers can now apply online to become authorised by SASC to design and deliver courses to meet the CPD requirements of SpLD assessment practitioners.
calendar21/04/2010
In March 2010 SASC launched its new website enabling CPD training providers to apply on-line to become SASC authorised and have their CPD provision listed on the new SASC website. In recent years the demand for ...
Change to assessors CPD requirements
From 2012 there is a new requirement that a minimum of 5 hours of assessors CPD must be delivered by SASC Authorised Providers.
calendar21/04/2010
New SASC authorisation scheme for the continuing professional development of specialist teachers and other professionals engaged in the diagnostic assessment of Specific Learning Difficulties. In recent years the demand for diagnostic assessments of specific learning difficulties has grown ...