LON11/07/18AM SpLD Tricky Profiles - Primary & Secondary (Half Day Morning): SASC Authorised

Date: 11/07/2018

Location: Ambassadors, Bloomsbury London

Price (per person): Members £95, Non-members £110

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LON11/07/18AM SpLD Tricky Profiles - Primary & Secondary (Half Day Morning): SASC Authorised

Location: London 

Presenter: Dr Val Muter

Booking Ref: LON28/07/16AM

Day of Week: Wednesday

Course Times: 10.00am to 12.45pm (registration from 9.30am)

Link to Venue: Ambassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury 

A practical session which enables specialist teachers/assessors working with primary and secondary learners to extend their skills both in assessment and support of SpLD Learners. 

Introduction

This session covers the ‘tricky profiles’ which evidence variations of dyslexia or co-occurring SpLDs. The course will explore ‘tricky profiles’ of dyslexia and other SpLDs in context of a multiple deficit model; protective, compensatory factors, their impact on assessment and diagnosis. 

Course Description

It will look at the diagnostic assessment of students with complex profiles and the cumulative nature of these difficulties. It will also review recommendations to teachers and students which employs multisensory approaches which teachers can use to support such learners.

The SEND Code of Practice, places the ‘Assess, Plan, Do , Review’ central to the effective support and teaching of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD). This practical course is an opportunity for specialist teachers/assessor working with primary/ secondary students to extend their knowledge and gain confidence in the assessment and support of students with complex SpLD profiles.

  • Exploring multiple deficit models of SpLD, how the latter explains high levels of co-occurrence and implication for assessment and ‘diagnosis’ including assessment for co-occurring difficulties.
  • Investigate protective, compensatory factors as of the dyslexic profile and the need for multiple measures of reading.
  • Review importance of individual profiles of strengths and weaknesses in planning intervention, for a successful programme to be planned, to do, then to be reviewed.

Course Outcome

This course has been designed to address the needs of specialist teachers working with SpLD learners in both the public and private sectors who are delivering intervention programmes. It focuses on the complex nature of assessment for students who’s dyslexic profile does not fit the, ‘traditional classic’ dyslexic profile. This course gives the participants the opportunity to reflect on the most effective way to apply, up to date theory to their everyday practice by reviewing their own case studies and planning an intervention programme based on what they have learned.

Programme

This training course is delivered as a half-day session beginning with coffee, and registration from 9.00am. The presentation starts at 10.00am prompt and closes at 12.45pm. Please note that lunch will provided if also attending the afternoon event Complex profiles for Specialist Teachers

Pre-Requisites

Specialist teachers/ /Psychologists. Delegates are invited to send in a 'complex or tricky profile' to the Patoss office before the event. Three of these profiles will be selected by Dr Valerie Muter and they will be incorporated into the presentation. The information submitted to Patoss must be anonomised.

Eligibility

Specialist teachers/ assessors/Psychologists in SpLD working with primary and secondary aged students  

Terms & Conditions

By submitting this booking you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days, and accept our terms and conditions

Presenter

Dr Valerie Muter:
Dr Muter recently retired from her post as a consultant clinical neuropsychologist at Great Ormond St Hospital for Children where she specialises in working with children with neurologically-based learning disorders. She is an honorary lecturer at the Institute of Child Health, University College London where she contributes to the MSc course in paediatric neuropsychology.

Dr Muter has a long-standing interest in early literacy development and disorders of literacy in which she has carried out extensive research. Dr Muter has published books for professionals and parents on early reading development and specific learning difficulties. She continues to be actively involved in assessing the learning profiles and educational needs of children with neurologically-based and developmental learning disorders.

She has carried out extensive collaborative (published) research into reading development and dyslexia with Professor Margaret Snowling, the UK’s leading authority on dyslexia and has published books for professionals and parents on early reading development and specific learning difficulties. She is the first author of a screening test for identifying young children at risk of reading problems. Dr Muter was a consultant psychologist at the Dyslexia Institute (now Dyslexia Action) for 20 years. She continues to be actively involved in working with and assessing the learning profiles and educational needs of children with neurologically-based and developmental learning disorders.

Special Offer

Attend the afternoon Being Aware of Autism event as well and pay a day delegate rate of £155 for members/£185 for non-members. Please call the office to book.