4 LON04/10/17PMSP From Statistics to Profiles (Half Day): SASC Accredited

Date: 04/10/2017

Location: Ambassadors, Bloomsbury London

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

30 Spaces Remaining

4 LON04/10/17PMSP From Statistics to Profiles (Half Day): SASC Accredited

These workshops have been developed to meet current best practice guidelines for APC holders  and all who conduct full diagnostic assessments.  These guidelines require that diagnostic assessment reports are based on statistical data which has been accurately calculated and reported and that the resulting profiles are appropriately analysed.  The workshop format and limited numbers ensures that there is plenty of opportunity for practical application and for questions.

Location: London

Presenters: Judy Capener and Sally-Ann Morrison

Booking Ref: LONPM04/1017PMSP

Day of Week: Wednesday

Course Times: 1.30pm to 4.15pm (registration from 1.00pm)

Link to Venue: Ambassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury

Target Audience: Specialist teachers and assessors in SpLD in primary, secondary, tertiary education and the workplace 

Prerequisites: Delegates are expected to hold a relevant qualification in the diagnostic assessment of SpLD. (Level 7 or equivalent qualification)

Course Details: A workshop designed for SpLD assessors/ specialist teachers new to writing diagnostic reports or wishing to refresh their skills in transferring statistics into a profile of strengths and weaknesses and begin the process of interpreting the data.  

Data obtained in a diagnostic assessment will differ from one individual to another. However, in spite of all the variations, if there is an SpLD present, the assessor will identify recognisable patterns which reflect theoretical frameworks. Preparing a profile of strengths and weaknesses will enable the assessor to identify core features which may suggest an SpLD profile. The practical session is designed for specialist teachers/assessors involved in the diagnostic assessment of SpLD who are new to the process or who wish to refresh their skills. It will focus on preparing a profile and beginning the process of interpretation of the emerging patterns. 

It will cover

  • Ways of presenting a profile using the statistics obtained from standardised tests
  • How to incorporate confidence intervals into a profile
  • The ‘typical ‘ spiky profile of a dyslexic learner including what you might expect to see for a ‘high achiever’
  • What might a ‘flat’ or more complex profile suggest 

This practical session has been designed to complement the Vital Statistics workshop and is an opportunity for assessors /specialist teachers to consolidate their knowledge of this essential section in a diagnostic assessment report.

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee Authorised CPD

SASC is the national SpLD Assessment Standards Committee. This cross-organisational body sets the standards required for Assessment Practising Certificates and oversees and monitors the awarding process. For those professionals seeking to update an Assessment Practising Certificate, this event will contribute 2.5 hours to the core assessment practice CPD requirements. If you have any questions on this aspect please contact the Patoss office or see the SASC website at: www.sasc.org.uk


Judy Capener

Judy has been working in the field of dyslexia for over 35 years having trained originally with the Dyslexia Institute under Dr Harry Chasty & Kathleen Hickey. She is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer and a long-standing member of the British Dyslexia Association Accreditation Board. Judy was involved in the original BDA Diploma for Teachers of SpLD learners and subsequently programme leader for a number of post-graduate courses in SpLD, including one for tutors working in FE/ HE at Manchester Metropolitan University. More recently she led an OCR Certificate in Teaching Learners with SpLD for teachers under the Rose Review funding. She has delivered extensive dyslexia training in the UK, including speaking at the BDA International Conferences on alternative approaches to spelling and vocabulary development. Currently Judy works independently as a consultant, assessor and teacher of learners with dyslexia. Four years ago Judy was appointed a director of PATOSS and took on responsibility for the co-ordination and organisation of CPD training for Patoss.

Sally-Ann Morrison

Sally-Ann began her career as an Adult Literacy tutor before specialising in dyslexia and holds a Masters in Adult Dyslexia Diagnosis and Support. (ADDS).  She worked as the Dyslexia Co-ordinator at a large FE college for ten years, simultaneously delivering the Pg Dip ADDS for London South Bank University in the North West of England.  Following her role as Senior Lecturer on an AMBDA accredited Pg Cert programme, she founded her SpLD consultancy and works as an independent SpLD assessor and trainer. The majority of her SpLD assessment work is with FE and HE students, and she also provides specialist tuition and workplace assessment and training. She is also a SuperReading trainer. Her passion for teacher training is currently being indulged via tutoring for the Patoss/Bath Spa University ‘The Effective Assessment Report’ course.

Special Offer: combine this event with Vital Statistics Workshop: The Essentials for Diagnostic Report Writing Half Day event for the day delegate rate of £155/£185. Call the office to book.