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Teaching and Assessing Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) Year 2: Specialist assessment and teaching of learners with specific learning difficulties (AMBDA)
Thursday 30th September 2021, 9am - 4pm

Areas Covered - 

current research underpinning contemporary theoretical explanations of the nature of dyslexic-type difficulties.

theory and practice of psychometrics and educational testing;

the relationship of that theory to the assessment of cognitive strengths and difficulties of learners;

preparing and disseminating technical reports, including the provision of advice andrecommendations.

the use of structured, sequential, cumulative, multi-sensory literacy teaching programmes basedon phonics and morphology;

the evidence-base concerning effective interventions for learners with dyslexia and literacydifficulties.

The implications of social, emotional, behavioural, co-occurring and community issues for dyslexiclearners and their families.

the role of ICT in screening for and teaching of specific learning difficulties/dyslexia and supportand access to learning;

the implications of and issues arising from current curriculum developments;

delivering staff development for an inclusive curriculum.


Who is it for - 

Teachers & other professionals already holding a level 6 degree. At least two years relevant professional experience teaching/supporting learners of school age(18 Years or under) required.
Plus successful completion of accredited practitioner status (APS) Modules 

Fee - Year 1 £2,800 (for students Joining from other course providers)
Year 2 £2,000.(Students will need to also buy assessment resources and test papers for their own use)

Course Outcomes - 

Demonstrate a critical awareness of contemporary theories and perspectives relating tothe monitoring and evaluation of programmes of support for dyslexic students and theirfamilies.

Demonstrate the ability to critically apply the theory and practice of psychometrics and theeducational testing of students with dyslexia, including the preparation of technicaldiagnostic reports for other professionals.

Be able to apply and critically evaluate diagnostic assessment techniques in a practicalsetting.
An Ability to:-

Develop and demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills to observe diagnosticallyand assess the cognitive abilities and difficulties of learners who fail to become competentin literacy and report appropriately on their needs and provision required.

Design, produce, deliver and critically evaluate and monitor learners' progress inappropriate programmes in relation to the assessed needs of a range of dyslexic learners,making reference to current theory and research.

Write diagnostic assessment reports following the current SASC criteria for AssessmentPractising Certificate renewal applications www.sasc.org.uk

Successful completion of the course will allow students to apply for AMBDA status withthe British Dyslexia Association and gain their Assessment Practising Certificate (APC)

 Dates: -(All run on a Thursday)
30 September, 14 October, 4,18 November, 2 December 2021. 3 February, 3, 17 March, 12 May 2022


Course details:

Reference: SPCLCOUR3122
Date: Thursday 30th September 2021
Time: 9am - 4pm
Cost: £2800 per delegate (Leicester Maintained Schools)
£2800 per delegate (All Other Schools - Non-Maintained)
Trainers: LCI Team (Deb Perkins, Jeanette Wright)
Location: Soar Valley Training Centre or online TBC

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