OnDemand: Literacy Disorders: 'Tricky' Profiles - How to Assess, Interpret and Intervene: SASC Authorised

Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant change in how we view specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia.  This is due to the shift away from the single deficit model of learning disorders to multiple deficit models that far better explain how dyslexia can be expressed in any one child. Tricky Profiles - presented by Dr Valerie Muter

Course Description

This webinar will look at how multiple deficit models explain variations in the expression of dyslexia and also the high levels of co-occurrence with other deficits (such as problems of maths, attention, oral language and visuomotor skill).  Furthermore, multiple deficit models recognise the importance of protective and compensatory factors which can positively influence outcome.  The implications for assessment and ‘diagnosis’ of the individual child will be considered; in particular, the need for multiple measures of reading and for assessments of co-occurring difficulties.  Formulating an individual child’s pattern of learning strengths and weaknesses is essential in planning an intervention and management package that addresses all their needs.  Individual case studies will be used as illustrations of how to develop an appropriate assessment protocol and to devise individually tailored intervention programmes. Please note this is a recording of a live event.


Any Educator supporting a learner with SpLD

Target Audience

Delegates are expected to be working with students with an SpLD


This course is on demand and is a recording of a live event.

Delegates will have direct access to the event in the ‘My Online Events’ section of their account for two weeks from the payment date, and can watch as any times as they like during that period. Please allow a few minutes for it to appear, or refresh the page if necessary.

If paying by card (please ensure the billing address and card address match), access will be given within a minute or so. If paying by invoice, access will be given on payment of that invoice. You will need to check with your own finance department to see when the invoice is paid. If paying by BACS, you will need to give our finance department a day or so to link the payment to the invoice which will activate access.

Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download ectronic copies of the handouts, but will be responsible for printing off their own copies.

What our Delegates Say . . . 

'Absolutely fascinating to see how SpLDs can overlap and co-occur as well as stand alone. Hugely informative.'

'Excellent content and delivery, this is really useful.'

'Great information - best course in ages, very helpful.'

'The speaker spoke clearly, at a good pace and made the content interesting.'

'Excellent. Really valuable to hear from an expert with current knowledge and research underpinning. I feel it will be invaluable for my development as an assessor'

'Love Dr Muter's presentation style and always a pleasure to hear such an expert speak.'  

'This is my first training with Patoss - I really enjoyed it and found it stimulating and am inspired to book the next one!'

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. You are also agreeing to 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. 


Sheila Rostill, Webinar Administrator

E: srostill@patoss-dyslexia.org

T:   07956 644 786

When & Where

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Cancellation/Transfer Policy 

Please ignore the date that comes up when you book your ticket. This refers to when the course was set up and does not affect your access to the course. 

SASC Blue Block

2.5 Hours

For those professionals seeking to update an Assessment Practising Certificate, this event will contribute 2.5 hours to the core assessment practice CPD requirements.

What is SASC?

If you need help booking your event(s) please refer to our useful How to Book a Course Guide

Please note: there is also now a new series of webinars by Val Muter on Literacy Disorders which can be booked separately Understanding the Development of LiteracyLiteracy Disorders: Dyslexia & Reading Comprehension Disorders: SASC AuthorisedAssessing Literacy Disorders: SASC Authorised and Intervention and Management of Literacy Disorders. Or you can book the series Dr Valerie Muter Literacy Series