Professional Practice Forum and Mentoring Scheme

Patoss has an on-line Professional Practice Community forum where members can ask questions on a range of professional issues and exchange ideas and information. This is a great way of developing, refining and sharing your thinking on a particular topic. 

When you have signed up for the forum it can be accessed here: Professional Practice Forum

The forums are monitored by the Patoss Professional Practice team, to ensure that the information posted there is accurate and reflects current thinking and information is:.

Professional: Patoss Professional Mentors will monitor posts and respond to queries;

Accurate: arguably the most important aspect and one of the principle reasons why the forum is monitored;

Timely: prompt responses to FAQs: proactive responses for those with specific requests in mind;

Objective: impartial, balanced, reasonable and realistic;

Supportive: members will be have the opportunity of sharing with a broader professional community;

 Signposting: other helpful CPD opportunities, FAQs on the forum and resources highlighted to members. 


Patoss Mentoring Scheme (4 hours)

No two people with a Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) are alike, meaning that all assessments have their challenges!

This Patoss Mentoring Scheme is aimed at assessors, working with any age ranges, who wish to improve their report-writing skills with the individualised support of a Professional Practice Mentor.

Course Detail

This Patoss Mentoring Scheme provides 4 hours of personalised, SASC approved CPD. The content will be planned and agreed between the mentee and mentor at the start of the package, therefore it is appropriate for:

  • Newly qualified SpLD assessors
  • SpLD Assessors approaching APC renewal
  • SpLD Assessors wishing to improve or refresh their current practice

Included in the scheme is one year’s subscription to the Patoss Professional Community Forum. The content of the forum is monitored by Patoss. 


Qualification on SpLD assessment

Learning Outcomes

  • Enhancement of skills in assessment practice
  • Enhancement of skills of differential diagnosis
  • Enhancement of understanding of current SASC guidelines
  • Reviewing and updating report writing skills
  • Developing diagnostic interpretations, conclusions and recommendations
  • Developing accuracy and confidence in the use and interpretation of statistics 

This CPD is SASC approved and counts for 4 hours of CPD credit.

When you purchase a mentoring scheme our Mentoring Team Leader will contact you to set up your mentoring programme.

Available to members only. Log in under your member account to purchase. Download a brochure here