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Dyslexia Assessment support for school staff
Time: 2 hour training programme with a follow up 1 hour feedback session at an agreed later date, this session is recommended to be after 6 weeks but there is flexibility. (NB There will be an additional charge if additional follow up sessions are required).
Trainer: Lois Hood, PATOSS qualified Dyslexia Assessor and Tutor
Availability: Tuesday and Friday day and Twilight sessions in term time only
Description of programme:
To develop a ‘snapshot’ of the pupil in order to identify a pattern of their strengths and weaknesses and based on this to set out a plan of action. The way forward could include contacting an Educational Psychologist or specialist teacher for a full assessment or depending on the severity of the case to draw up an educational support programme which is more to do with improving certain skills.
Tools for the training: Using the Dyslexia Handbook – focussing on the Assessment section (Polite request: Schools to photocopy the material)
Attendees: Teachers, SENCO’s, HLTA and Senior Teaching Assistants (maximum of 8 attendees)
· Phonological Awareness
· Family Liaison
· Follow up guidelines
Feedback Session: Attendees to demonstrate plans of action and any issues or challenges to be resolved.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registered Charity: 802993
Help Line: 020 8520 1684
Visit www.learning-exchange.org.uk to find out more about us
Dyslexia guides for families
IPSEA Charity has created a free Refusal to Access Pack to help parents/young people appeal to the SEND tribunal