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Provided by: PPD Personal and Professional Development

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Understanding Specific Learning Difficulties: Identification and Diagnosis (Briefing)


This course will review and explain the process of getting a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) from the first observation of a difficulty to the point at which support is in place. It will focus on dyslexia the areas of difficulty experienced by students with such diagnoses and how proposed adjustments are helpful. Factors to consider when recommending a student for an assessment will also be discussed.

The course is a useful precursor to either Teaching Students with Specific Learning Difficulties (Briefing) or Specific Learning Difficulties: What Administrators Need to Know (Briefing).

Target audience
  • University staff
  • College staff
  • Non-University Teaching Institutions staff
  • Students
  • Affiliated lecturers
  • Further details regarding PPD's eligibility criteria are available
  • to gain an overview of the nature and impact of Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia, dyspraxia and dysgraphia)
  • to learn about the SpLD assessment process including the time frame
  • to understand how an SpLD diagnosis is obtained

One session of one and a quarter hours

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