Information Sheets

Here are a range of information sheets Patoss has produced for parents, professionals and students.

We are currently updating this page so keep visiting to see new entries.

Parents

Helpful Information when looking for a Tutor or Assessor

Summary

 This guidance will assist those making arrangements for private tuition or an assessment. Patoss has an Index of Tutors and Assessors which lists professional members willing to have their names given to other professionals or parents seeking tutors, assessment or advice. The Tutors and Assessors listed on the Index are independent practitioners and are not employees of Patoss Ltd.

When you have selected a Tutor or Assessor from the list and made contact with them, ground rules should be established from the start and both parties should satisfy themselves that the tutor/assessor can meet the student's needs and that they can relate well.  The information in this sheet may be used for guidelines.

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Professionals

Pointers for Specialist Tutors and Assessors

Summary

When taking on a new client it is best to establish ground rules from the outset. The pointers in this information resource could be useful.

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AAA - Assessing for Access Arrangements Training

Summary

Patoss AAA is a postgraduate course which meets the JCQ requirements for Access Arrangements Assessor Training.. Successful completion will enable participants to carry out assessment for access arrangements in GCSE and GCE qualifications. 

Courses will run each March/April and September. The course can also be provided as an On Site Training Event – please contact us to discuss.

Entry requirements apply so please contact the course leader Lia Castiglione (formerly Border) at lcasti@patoss-dyslexia.org to find out more. An application form can be downloaded from this website.

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ADHD Guidance

Summary

This guidance has been developed from the SASC convened ADHD Consensus Meeting chaired by Prof Philip Asherson held at Oxford University in May 2013 and subsequent consultations from a range of interested parties.

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ADHD Protocol Guide Jan 2014

Summary

These guidance notes, which are primarily about the life-history interview, are drawn from experience of carrying out diagnostic assessments for Specific Learning Differences/ Difficulties. The author encourages specialist assessors to use them flexibly and to modify them in the light of their own experience.

The guidance is in four parts:

  1. Outcome of the ADHD Consensus Meeting, Convened May 29th 2013 SASC
  2. Advice on conducting a life history interview.
  3. ADHD rating scales.
  4. Further actions

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Cambridge University Assessment Protocol

Summary

Assessment model for SpLD used at the University of Cambridge.  This document highlights the assessment model for SpLD used at the University of Cambridge (which includes ADHD)  You are welcome to share this, as an example of good practice in HE.

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Supporting Dyslexic Trainees Teachers

Summary

This resource, produced by the University of Southampton Enabling Services, outlines a range of strategies used by dyslexic trainees and qualified teachers too support them in their work. It covers aspects such as spelling, writing on the board, marking and report writing, record keeping. It also explores difficulties a dyslexic teacher may face, disclosure and reasonable adjustments. It is a valuable resource for both the dyslexic teacher and the dyslexia tutor offering support to trainees...

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The Adult Developmental Coordination Disorder/ Dyspraxia Checklist (ADC) for Further and Higher Education (Kirby and Rosenblum, 2008) 

This checklist is a the first adult screening tool for Developmental Coordination Disorder. It allows insight and understanding of areas of difficulty for young and older adults.

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Supporting dyslexic students on placement in health and social care courses

Summary

This document sets out some of the challenges that might occur on placement and suggests strategies that can be adopted by mentors/supervisors and students working together to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ are in place for dyslexic health professionals.

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Students

Helpful Information when looking for a Tutor or Assessor

Summary

 This guidance will assist those making arrangements for private tuition or an assessment. Patoss has an Index of Tutors and Assessors which lists professional members willing to have their names given to other professionals or parents seeking tutors, assessment or advice. The Tutors and Assessors listed on the Index are independent practitioners and are not employees of Patoss Ltd.

These principles are equally useful for older students and adults as for parents looking for a tutor or assessor. When you have selected a Tutor or Assessor from the list and made contact with them, ground rules should be established from the start and both parties should satisfy themselves that the tutor/assessor can meet the student's needs and that they can relate well.  The information in this sheet may be used for guidelines.

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Apprenticeship Access Arrangements Factsheet

Summary

A very useful factsheet on Access Arrangements for Functional Skills for young people on apprenticeships with dyslexia.

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Supporting Dyslexic Trainee Teachers

Summary

This resource, produced by the University of Southampton Enabling Services, outlines a range of strategies used by dyslexic trainees and qualified teachers too support them in their work. It covers aspects such as spelling, writing on the board, marking and report writing, record keeping. It also explores difficulties a dyslexic teacher may face, disclosure and reasonable adjustments. It is a valuable resource for both the dyslexic teacher and the dyslexia tutor offering support to trainees...

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Dyspraxia: Common Associated Difficulties of Dyspraxia for adults in college and university

Summary

Adults with dyspraxia in college and university commonly have the difficulties in their studies noted in this information sheet.

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