Dyspraxia /DCD in the Pre and Post 16 years: Patoss Webinar

Dyspraxia /DCD in the Pre and Post 16 years: Patoss Webinar


  • Date(s)
    20 Apr 2023 - 20 Apr 2024
  • Cost
  • Provider
  • Delivery type
  • Course level
  • Course summary

    Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dypraxia is a common but serious lifelong condition affecting movement and coordination in children, young people and adults, with symptoms present from childhood.

  • CPD credit hours
    5 hours
  • Course themes
    Reviewing principles of psychometrics, statistics, assessment and underlying theory, SpLD testing methods, interpretation, report writing, feedback and test materials
  • Audience
    Assessors, Support, Assessment centres, Training institutions


This course will look at how psychologists and specialist teacher assessors might go about investigating the possibility of DCD/Dyspraxia in both the Pre and Post 16 age groups.

This course will enable SpLD assessors to be conversant with the current UK definition of DCD/Dyspraxia, in line with the international consensus. Whilst there is no clear pattern of specific cognitive strengths / weaknesses in DCD/ Dyspraxia, consideration will be given as to how conventional assessment methods will define an individual profile and provide a picture of the support needs for the individual.  Differences in the assessment of the pre and post 16 individual will be discussed throughout.

The course will explore the following:

  • The approved definitions and current SASC view of DCD/Dyspraxia.
  • The role of background information and how it is gathered and reported.
  • Individual profiles – what might be revealed through the recommended assessment measures.
  • Overlaps with other known SpLDs.
  • The appropriate use of language when reporting assessment findings.
  • Recommendations

Learning outcomes

Delegates will develop an awareness of:

  • how to develop best practice in screening and assessment, and referral
  • how to report findings in an accessible and sensitive way
  • how to move the individual forward in terms of recommendations and possible onward referral

Course prerequisites

  • Delegates will need to hold a current Assessment Practising Certificate or be HCPC registered as practitioner psychologists.
  • Delegates are expected to hold a relevant qualification in the diagnostic assessment of SpLDs. [Level 7 or equivalent qualification]