Use the information and associated quizzes at the following web-sites to reflect upon any literacy difficulties a learner you work with might have.
Become familiar with the use of basic skills assessment tools that can be used without psychometric testing training.
Arrange some departmental/whole setting INSET. Ask your link Educational Psychologist to give an overview of the tests which might be used in your type of setting, with particular reference to dyslexia/SpLD.
Use the information from the following website (and links) to inform yourself about Access Arrangements in Assessment and Examinations.
Investigate how to identify leaners in your setting that might experience dyslexia/SpLD in one language but not another.
Identify a learner who you know has been informally and formally assessed. Ask your SENCO to show you the report from these assessments and the teaching and support plan, which was consequently written for the learner
Investigate the different ways of monitoring the progress of learners with dyslexia/SpLD against targets and teaching plan.
Identify professionals and further sources of help external to your setting that might act as a sources of second opinions for individual learners
Prepare a CPD session to colleagues outlining the differences between formal and informal assessments.
Visit a setting that has been awarded dyslexia friendly status to observe how the learning environment is adapted to the needs of learners with dyslexia/SpLD.