This two-part course will enable delegates to conduct effective screening and identification of dyslexia and use it to create an appropriate programme for a learner with dyslexia.
This first half of this course will enable delegates to conduct effective screening and identification of dyslexia, exploring the issues of best practice within this activity. It will identify what a screening tool does, along with its uses and limitations.
The second half of the course will enable delegates to use their dyslexia screening to create an appropriate programme for a learner with dyslexia. It will explore how to use the individual profile to develop an understanding of what the next steps are for an individual.
Note: It will support your learning to have a copy of the YARC or PhAB test to refer to during the training. If you do not have these tests in your setting, please visit GL Assessment for more information: YARC or PhAB
Registrants can attend this course as a ‘stand-alone’ or as part of a 6-session suite of dyslexia training which includes the sessions below and an online Dyslexia Surgery on 9th May where Katrina Cochrane will offer further support with programme planning and review.
You can also achieve a Level 3 Accreditation by signing up to the Dyslexia Level 3 Accreditation Programme which will require attendance at:
Session 1: Practical Solutions for Dyslexia
Session 2: Practical Solutions Plus – Reading
Session 3: Practical Solutions Plus – Spelling
Session 4: Practical Solutions Plus – Writing
Session 5: Screening for Dyslexia and Creating a Programme for a Child
To qualify, delegates must complete a workbook after attending all six sessions.
Further information about qualifying for level 3 accreditation will be covered in Practical Solutions for Dyslexia and at the end of Practical Solutions Plus – Spelling.
Why should I attend?
10% of the population are believed to be dyslexic, but it is still often poorly understood so we need to develop a greater awareness of what it means to be dyslexia and what we need to do to support the individual to experience success. This course will enable you to:
develop a working knowledge of how to use dyslexia screening tools.
explore the possibilities of false positives and false negatives.
an understanding of the principles upon which screening tools are designed.
critically evaluate a range of dyslexia screening tools.
develop an appropriate programme for a learner with dyslexia.
Practical Solutions for Dyslexia is delivered by Katrina Cochrane, founder of Positive Dyslexia, a bronze organisational member of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA).
Katrina is a specialist dyslexia teacher and trainer with over 20 years’ experience in the field. She was previously the Head of Education, Assessment and Policy for the BDAwhere she still works as an Associate Trainer. She is also the editor ofDyslexia Friendly Schools Good Practice Guide and the author of Understanding and Managing Dyslexia for Dummies.
The average evaluation score for her suite of dyslexia training in B&D in 2021-22 was 4.5 out of 5 with all delegates indicating that they would recommend the sessions to a colleague.
The principles of effective design in a dyslexia screening tool.
The process and documentation associated with best practice in screening and identification of dyslexia.
Critical evaluation of a range of dyslexia screening tools.
How to use the YARC or PhAB screening tools for dyslexia.
Analyse the results of dyslexia screening tools.
Develop an appropriate programme to build on the learner’s strengths and support areas of difficulty.
Who should attend?
- ARP Lead
- Teaching Assistant
- Learning Support Assistant
Pay as You Go - £100
CPD Package - No charge
Booking confirmation including access information and important pre-course information will be sent to you upon booking.
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For specific enquiries about this course, please contact Hannah.Hamid@bdsip.co.uk
For general booking or CPD enquiries please contact CPDEvents@bdsip.co.uk