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Screening for Dyslexia - pre 16

This training course is designed to take delegates through the complete processes of screening and identification of dyslexia, exploring the issues of best practice within this activity.


Thursday 26th September 2024
9:30am - 3:30pm


Virtual / Online
United Kingdom

Who is it suitable for?

This course is suitable for those working in education or training who are considering, or already undertaking, screening activities. It may also be useful for parents looking to understand, in more detail, the processes involved when looking for signs of dyslexia.

This session can be used towards the completion of our accredited courses, so is a great for anyone wishing to go on to one of our accredited courses at Level 2, for more information use this link accredited training page.

Learning objectives

  • Identify, explore and discuss the processes and documentation associated with best practice in screening for dyslexia
  • Explore the possibilities of false positives and false negatives
  • Understand the principles upon which screening tools are designed
  • Use a selection of dyslexia screening tools
  • Critically evaluate a range of dyslexia screening tools
  • Analyse the results of a selection of dyslexia screening tools

Course Leader - Jill Bennedik M.A., B.Phil., B.Ed.(Eng.), Dip. Read. Dev.

Spanning education and the workplace, Jill is a very experienced trainer and assessor. She joined the British Dyslexia Association eleven years ago following a career teaching in schools, and currently combines her work with the B.D.A with supporting dyslexic learners in Higher Education. As a trainer across the private and public sectors of the workplace, Jill has extensive knowledge of the challenges dyslexic people may face and the adjustments that can be put in place to ensure success. This will be a practical, informative, and interactive session.

Joining Instructions

Joining instructions will be sent to the registered email address approximately 24hrs ahead of the training event. If the events start date falls on a Monday, these details will be sent out on the preceding Friday.

What is live virtual learning?

Our virtual training is designed to replicate the benefits of in-person training but from the comfort and safety of your home. Here is some feedback from one of the delegates…

“The session was very informative, and I will be able to put a lot of what I have learnt into the classroom. The technical support in the session was fantastic and any issues I had were quickly and successfully attended too. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable and answered questions extremely well. The session had a good pace to it and was as good as I think you could get without being an in-person session.”

Virtual training is live and interactive. Expect what you would from our in-person training, Q&A time, videos, activities and material you can take away to support with putting your new knowledge into action.

The technology is easy to use and a host is available on each session to support with any technical hitches you might hit. If you have a computer and internet connection you have been able to successfully use for video calling via software like TEAMS or Zoom in the past, you’ll be able to access our virtual training.

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