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SASC 2021 Conference Presentations

Our SASC 2021 Conference and AGM will be presented over a series of days in June this year.

Friday June 4th 2021 10 am Philip Asherson, Professor of Neurodevelopmental Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College, London:

Introducing the updated SASC Guidance on the assessment and identification of the characteristics of an Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


ADHD Guidance JUNE 2021

Presentation handout - ADHD

Wednesday 9th June 10 am  Helen Duncan, Senior Neurodiversity Adviser, Disability Resource Centre, University of Cambridge:

The impact of exam access arrangements (25% extra time and use of a word processor) on the exam performance of students with SpLD. Do adjustments close the attainment gap?

This session summarises a 5 year research project that was conducted into the impact that exam access arrangements have on students with SpLD in Higher Education. Specifically it examines whether the awarding of extra time (or the use of a word processor with extra time) places students with SpLD on a level playing field with their non-disabled peers in the exams or whether these exam access arrangements confer an advantage. The session also aims to illuminate the outcomes by sharing the stories of students with SpLD who are granted exam adjustments with the aim of identifying solutions and promote equitable practices.


Presentation Handout - Equity or Advantage

Wednesday 9th June 2 pm Nicola James, Founder of Lexxic Ltd, chartered psychologist and Board member SASC and Rebecca Wones, chartered occupational psychologist and Head of Psychological Assessment, Lexxic Ltd: 

Neurodiversity and mental health: How does being neurodiverse impact on mental health? Strategies to support students and adults with mental wellbeing.


Presentation Handout: Neurodiversity and Mental Health

Thursday 10th June 10 am   SASC AGM

Handouts for AGM:

2021 AGM Agenda

Minutes 2020 AGM

SASC Accounts 2020-21

SASC Chair Annual Report 2021

STEC Annual Report 2020-21

Thursday 10th June 11 am  Caroline Holden, Assessment Issues Coordinator SASC, and Sally-Ann Morrison, specialist teacher-assessor and founder of Praxis, a CPD training organisation:

Assessment via remote video platform: challenges and possibilities.

Caroline Holden and Sally-Ann Morrison discuss the new SASC guidance on assessment via remote video platforms. Caroline will look at the context and 'drivers' for this mode of assessment, reporting on some of the key findings from the SASC survey of assessment practitioners' views regarding remote assessment carried out earlier this year. Sally-Ann will offer practical tips, advice and reflections from her own extensive experience of remote assessment, both as a practitioner and as a trainer.


Presentation Handout - Remote Assessment

The conference events were free of charge to all SASC members and available through 30 June 2021.

SASC has a policy to support development of additional quality CPD from other providers and does not give authorised credit hours for its own conference and presentations. So please note SASC Conference sessions do not count as SASC approved CPD

They can count as supplementary CPD.

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