Specialist teacher assessors work increasingly in all sectors of British education. As key personnel in higher education institutions, they are responsible for conducting essential diagnostic psychometric assessments for students. In its guidance on assessment and identification of students with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) in higher education, the UK government identifies procedures for good practice.This book is a practitioner’s guide for specialist teachers working with SpLD students in higher education institutions and provides the background to the practitioner’s certificate introduced in 2006. It offers practical suggestions to aid specialist tutors who are supporting and assessing students from all academic fields. It indicates formats for assessments to help specialist tutors comply with the new regulations and helps tutors provide reasonable adjustments for students that do not compromise academic standards.
|Publisher:||Stylus Publishing, LLC|
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About the Author
Geraldine Price is a member of the original DfES working party which set up the practicing certificate and also of the current committee responsible for the regulation of courses. She is Director of an MSc in SpLD at the University of Southampton.
Janet Skinner is Head of the Learning Differences Centre, which provides support for all SpLD students at the University of Southampton.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1) Definitions and Research; 2) Demands Upon Learning in the HE Context; 3) Training and the Specialist Dyslexia Tutor; 4) The Identification Process; 5) Elements of Assessment; 6) The Assessment Process; 7) Writing the Report; 8) Reasonable Adjustments: Recommendations for Support; 9) Supporting Students on Their Courses; 19) Supporting Students’ Written Work; 11) Supporting Subject-Specific Work; 12) Supporting Students on Placements and Fieldwork; 13) Setting Up a Support Service; References; Index.