OnDemand: New Developments in our Understanding of Dyslexia: Implications for Assessment and Identification (SASC Authorised)

Despite decades of research, it has been difficult to achieve consensus on a definition of common learning disabilities such as dyslexia

Course Description

This lack of consensus represents a fundamental problem for individuals with dyslexia, their families, and professionals in the field.  Relatedly, common approaches to assessment of individuals with dyslexia do not result in sufficiently reliable and valid identification.  Because dyslexia is a latent condition with multiple symptoms, not all of which will be present in every individual, approaches to identification that primarily rely on any single criterion are problematical.  An approach to assessment will be described that addresses this problem by combining multiple sources of information including phonological processing, reading, oral language, family history, and common co-occurring conditions such as deficits in attention.  Advances in our knowledge of the prevalence of dyslexia makes it possible to further improve assessment by using a Bayesian approach to combine these multiple sources of information.


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Course Materials

Delegates will be able to download handouts and print off to have with them while watching the recordings.

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

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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

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1 Hour

For those professionals seeking to update an Assessment Practising Certificate, this event will contribute 1 hour to the core assessment practice CPD requirements.

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