LON21/06/18 Diagnosing, Assessment and Supporting Dyspraxia in Post-16 Education: SASC Authorised

Date: 21/06/2018

Location: Ambassadors, Bloomsbury London

Price (per person): Members £155, Non-members £185

32 Spaces Remaining

LON21/06/18 Diagnosing, Assessment and Supporting Dyspraxia in Post-16 Education: SASC Authorised

Location: London

Presenters: Barbara Marshall and Louise Green

Booking Ref: LON21/06/18

Day of Week: Thursday

Course Times: 10.00am to 4.15pm (registration from 9.30am)

Link to VenueAmbassadors Hotel, Bloomsbury

A course designed for specialist teachers/assessors who wish to develop their knowledge and practice in conducting diagnostic assessment for Dyspraxia/DCD in those aged 16 years and above.


The training draws upon neuroscientific developments to explore the diagnostic criteria for Dyspraxia/DCD, the terminology and the characteristic features.  It considers how the experience of Dyspraxia/DCD influences learning

Course Description

The training will explore how semi-structured interviews and checklists may help to inform the diagnostic process and intervention plans. It reviews the contribution of frequently used SpLD standard tests and the need to include further tests which may support the diagnosis. The course will consider the interpretation of data to support conclusions, the reporting of assessment findings to clearly support the diagnosis and appropriate recommendations to support learners with a Dyspraxic/DCD profile. 

Delegates will learn . . .

  • The use of semi-structured interviews and checklists to gather diagnostic information
  • Detailed study of how the specific subtests currently used in the diagnostic assessment of Dyspraxia/DCD (WRIT, CTOPP2, SDMT, DASH 17+ and the BEERY VMI) contribute to a diagnostic picture of a Dyspraxia/DCD profile
  • The interpretation of the assessment data
  • Framing the conclusions and building recommendations for intervention. An exploration of how the recommendations may inform an effective support plan

Course Outcome

Delegates will have an understanding the diagnostic classification of Dyspraxia/DC and the core features of Dyspraxia/DCD and its impact upon the post 16 learner.


This training course is delivered as a full-day session beginning with coffee, and registration from 9.00am. The presentation starts at 10.00am prompt and closes at 4:15pm. Please note that lunch is provided on all full-day training courses.


Delegates should be working with students age 16+


The course is for specialist teachers/assessors/assessors who are also SENCO's, and assessors assessing for DSA applications, who wish to develop their knowledge and practice in the identification of Dyspraxia/DCD in those who are aged 16 years and above. 

SpLD Assessment Standards Committee Authorised CPD

[1] 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 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 

Terms & Conditions

By submitting this booking you are agreeing to pay Patoss Ltd within 30 days, and accept our terms and conditions and agree to our cancellation policy.


Barbara Marshall

Barbara qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1977 and has practised in the fields of mental health, specific learning difficulties and learning difficulties. She taught undergraduate and post graduate Occupational Therapists for 25 years and also undertook responsibility for supporting those students with additional learning needs. She is accustomed to delivering post graduate level training in the UK. Barbara holds a Master’s degree in Special Educational Needs from the University of Exeter and obtained her Diploma in SpLD (Dyslexia) in 2004. She currently works independently within her business, Sensewise, synthesising the skills of Specialist Teacher with that of the Occupational Therapist. She works with young people and adults across the specific learning difficulty spectrum, the range of learning difficulties and complex trauma. Barbara holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Sensory Integration and is qualified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. She has received training in clinical assessment and practical interventions for praxis from the leading expert, Teresa May-Benson. She is a practitioner of Therapeutic Listening and Integrated Listening Systems, interventions designed to address cognition, praxis and academics. She is the UK trainer and holds advanced certification in The Interactive Metronome, a brain based programme designed to develop the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning and sequencing and which, in turn, develop motor, social and cognitive capacity. She has completed a 3 year course in Somatic Experiencing, a mind-brain-body approach for the management of trauma. Barbara is registered with the Health and Care Profession’s Council and is a PATOSS member.  

Louise Green

Louise has been working as a specialist teacher and assessor since 1990. She became interested in specific learning difficulties when her eldest son was diagnosed as dyslexic in 1985 and her subsequent discovery that she herself was dyslexic and dyspraxic revolutionised her life, inspiring her to study for an MSc in Human Communications from UCL. Louise has been assessing both students and adults since she gained her RSA Diploma in 1989. She holds a practising certificate and teaching certificate, both issued by Patoss and regularly assesses for access arrangements and the DSA.