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  Course Details
Assessing Literacy Disorders
Course Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Distance
CPD Long Term:
CPD Credit Hours: Hours: 1 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: 31/03/2021 - 31/03/2022
Times: N/A - N/A
No. of Delegates: Unlimited
Delegate Price: GBP 45.00
SASC Ref.: PAT-15881-310321 OL
   Audience Restriction
Member £45, Non-Member £53. This webinar is 1.5 hours long
   Course Summary
This is one of a series of webinars run by Dr Valeria Muter which can be bought as individual independent sessions, or as a package of 4. This course will enhance your assessment practice literacy disorders. It will enable you to apply up to date research to your assessment practise and the reading and writing of assessment reports.
   Course Detail

Making sure your testing, conclusions and recommendations of your diagnostic reports are secure and based on research is vital for your assessment practice. Both for your own assessment practise and the reading and writing of diagnostic assessment reports requires an understanding of the multiple deficit model as the most scientifically grounded causal model of literacy disorders. The application of the principle of ‘hypothesis driven testing' recognises the importance of assessing co-occurring difficulties which in turn ensures that your intervention recommendations are fully comprehensive.

Course Description

Comprehensive and accurate assessment of literacy disorders is vital if the correct teaching and intervention strategies are to be applied to the learner. Understanding how to apply the multiple deficit causal model of literacy disorders to a learner, in the context of their cognitive and behavioural profiles, will enable you to offer a ‘formulation' as to the literacy disorder based on hypothesis driven testing; this makes both your assessment practise and reading and writing of diagnostic reports safer in terms of your conclusions. The course will also look at specific tests for the assessing of literacy disorders

  • Assessing within the context of a multiple deficit casual model of literacy disorder
  • Developing the cognitive and behaviour profile of the learner
  • Reviewing specific tests for used in the assessment process (including tests of reading comprehension)
  • Considering ‘hypothesis driven testing' as a means of identifying co-occurring learning difficulties
  • Developing a ‘formulation'
   CPD Themes
  • Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory
  • SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Assessors
  • Support
  • It is recommended that participants have access to the following book: ‘Understanding and Supporting Children with Literacy Difficulties’. Delegates who attend all four sessions will also be given a 30% discount off Dr Muter’s new book.
   Learning Outcomes
  • To appreciate the importance of assessing within the context of a multiple deficit causal model of literacy disorders
  • To consider how cognitive/behavioural assessment profiles can be generated within the context of this causal framework
  • To look at specific tests for assessing literacy disorders at both the cognitive and behavioural levels of study
  • To consider how ‘hypothesis driven testing’ can be used within a multiple deficit framework to assess co-occurring learning difficulties
  • To learn how to develop a ‘formulation’ within the context of case study presentations