vNAP Session 5 Slides

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vNAP Session 5 Slides

  1. 1. Applying the Needs Assessment Model: Dyslexia (2) Screening, Diagnosing and/or Needs Assessing?
  2. 2. Summer Homework
  3. 3. Last time in vNAP…  Framework – prioritising and individualising  Key information for a robust assessment  Principles of needs assessment – knowing what we are doing and why  Importance of comprehensive evidence
  4. 4. Functional and Diagnostic Assessments  Range  Purpose  Practicality  Reliability  Ethics  How, when, why and IF you should use them…
  5. 5. Consider the purpose:
  6. 6. Using screening tools  LADS Test  DAST  Online Assessment e.g. testdyslexia.com  Vinegrad Checklist  QuickScan
  7. 7. Screening Tests - checklists  Vinegrad – Adult Dyslexia Screening Test  BDA Adult Checklist  Dyslexia Action Adult Checklist  Bangor Dyslexia Checklist  Adult Dyslexia Organisation Checklist
  8. 8. Dyslexic Adult Screening Test (DAST)
  9. 9. Lucid Adult Dyslexia Screening (LADS)  4 or 5 sections depending on the version used
  10. 10. Reasoning Test
  11. 11. Word Recognition Test
  12. 12. Word Construction Test
  13. 13. Working Memory Test
  14. 14.  ‘Scientific’  Computer based reliability  No human error  Efficient delivery  Cost effective  Generates own report – no interpretation required Electronic Screening Tests  1-off event  Decontextualised  Unsupervised  Easily manipulated  Test performance on the day  Only provide indicators, but many interpret them as diagnostic evidence
  15. 15. Test Of Word Reading Efficiency  TOWRE  2 time-limited tests  Reading efficiency  Decoding efficiency
  16. 16. Wide Range Achievement Test  Reading  Spelling  Arithmetic  Standardised  No time restraints
  17. 17. Standardised Tests  Standardised against who?  Age range  Country of origin  Population ‘norms’  Individualised tests of specific functions – decontextualised; performance on the day  Test environment
  18. 18. The Role of Educational Psychologists The Institution The Individual
  19. 19. EP Assessment  1-off event  Assessing performance on the day  De-contextualised  Battery of tests  Hard work – anxiety – stress – pressure  Deficit model – rejected by the BPS!
  20. 20. Mentoring  Alison ◦ Mhairi ◦ Vikki  Carol ◦ Fiona ◦ Betty ◦ Scott  Niall ◦ Robert ◦ Daniel ◦ Dorota
  21. 21. Next time…!  Session 5  Support Strategies  Making recommendations  Justifications for support  Assistive Technologies  Non-technical strategies  Institutional responses

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