Observing formal and informal identification methods
Use the information and associated quizzes at the following web-sites to reflect upon any literacy difficulties a learner you work with might have.
http://www.dyslexia.bangor.ac.uk/documents/Dyslexia.pdf (informal self-assessment)
http://dyslexiahelp.umich.edu/tools/dyslexia-quiz (multiple choice quiz to test knowledge about dyslexia.)
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/dyslexic/getting-an-assessment-for-dyslexia(Screening and Assessments)
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about-dyslexia/parents/staments.html (Statements of Special Educational Need)
1) What would your informal assessment of the learner be?
2) Read your school’s SEN policy /speak to the SENCO in your setting to ensure that you are aware of the stages towards formal assessment, should this be required.
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