Reading Comprehension: How to Assess and Intervene

This is the last lecture in the series by Dr Grace Elliott and ELmma Hartnell-Barker and will cover best practice in the assessment of reading comprehension, and the most up-to-date interventions to support the development of reading comprehension for primary and secondary-age students.


This lecture will start by discussing best practice in the assessment of reading comprehension. It will go on to cover how the newly developed and evidence-based ‘Reading for Meaning’ intervention programme can be used to deliver 1:1 and small group interventions for students with reading comprehension disorders. The resources for this programme will be provided in the course handouts.

Course Description

It is widely regarded that learning to read is one of the most crucial aspects of a child’s learning, and a great deal of a child’s formal education will depend upon being able to read with understanding. Children with specific reading-comprehension difficulties understand texts accurately when they read aloud, but they show significant problems in comprehending those texts. Despite a widespread assumption that children can read with understanding when they leave primary school, international assessments show that 20% of adolescents are unable to comprehend simple texts. This lecture will discuss best practice in the assessment of reading comprehension. It will then go on to cover how to ameliorate the reading comprehension difficulties of primary and secondary age children with specific reading comprehension disorders.

In the course delegates will consider in detail:

  • The components of reading comprehension
  • Best practice in the assessment of reading comprehension
  • Practical and evidence-based intervention for children with reading comprehension difficulties, including interventions for the individual components of reading comprehension

Course Outcome

  • To understand best practice in the assessment of reading comprehension
  • To understand the bases of reading comprehension disorders
  • To learn how to deliver evidence-based interventions to ameliorate reading comprehension difficulties for primary and secondary age students

Target Audience

Primary and Secondary


This training course is for one and a half hours from 1.30-3.00pm on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 on GoToWebinar. Delegates will have access to the recording of the webinar for two weeks after to watch as many times as they like. If you cannot attend live on the day, you will still have access to the recordings from the same evening for two weeks from that date if you book a place.

Course Materials

Electronic copies of the handouts will be provided but delegates will be responsible for printing off their own copies as this event is online.

Joining Instructions

Delegates will be sent a link to GoToWebinar where the course will be held a few days before. You do no need specialist software or an app to attend.

Terms & Conditions

Please note, this training must be paid in full before access is given to the webinar. By submitting a booking you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days and accept our Cancellation/Transfer Policy and Terms and Conditions which are shown at the bottom of the website page. 

Delegates will be responsible for ensuring that they have suitable Wi-Fi, hardware and software to enable them to view the webinar.


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This course is worth 1.5 hour general CPD

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