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WIAT-III TRAINING - Face to Face Training

 
WIAT-III TRAINING - Face to Face Training

WIAT III TRAINING

Audience: Primary and Post-Primary Teachers

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Format/Venue:  Face to Face/Wexford Education Support Centre -  Y21 T271

Summary:

The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test –  is a standardised academic achievement test used to measure previously learned knowledge in the areas of Reading, Written Language, Mathematics and Oral Language. The scores are based on age norms.

This test is highly reliable and is the same test for literacy tests that psychologists use.  Participants will be brought through various exercises such as:

  • Determining an examinee’s age
  • Start and discontinue points for a test
  • How to score tasks
  • Determining standard and percentile scores
  • How to do a running record
  • When and how to regress to earlier age material
  • How to identify weaknesses for intervention

There will be a chance for questions on the chat function and a Q&A session.  My email will be made available for support.

This course will be hands-on as far as it is possible in that teachers will have access to a score booklet and some participants may even have the whole WIAT-III-T test kit.

Learning Outcomes:

This test is highly reliable and is the same test for literacy tests that psychologists use.  Participants will be brought through various exercises such as:

  • Determining an examinee’s age
  • Start and discontinue points for a test
  • How to score tasks
  • Determining standard and percentile scores
  • How to do a running record
  • When and how to regress to earlier age material
  • How to identify weaknesses for intervention

This course will be hands-on as far as it is possible in that teachers will have access to a score booklet and some participants may even have the whole WIAT-III-T test kit.

Date/Time:  Tuesday 5th December from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Facilitated by:  Dr Pauline Cogan

Pauline Cogan (neé Kiely) is a native of Dungarvan, Co Waterford. She was educated at Mercy Convent, Dungarvan and trained as a Primary School Teacher in Carysfort Training College, Blackrock, Co Dublin in 1967. She graduated with a BA in languages (1970) and a Higher Diploma in Education (1971) from University College Dublin.

Pauline worked as a primary teacher for many years in schools in Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, Iran and New York. I have also qualifications in Special education and two degrees in Psychology (BA and PhD from Open University and TCD respectively). She holds a medical degree (MSc) in Neurology and Linguistics from VUB Brussels.

Dr Cogan's Ph D was researching through Science and she developed an early screening test to predict which children would experience Dyslexia during their school career. This research was supported by the DES and Is used in many schools where it is proving most effective, identifying and getting early intervention to those students who need it.

She is also a former member of NEPS and is currently self-employed as an Educational Psychologist and teacher trainer.  She works closely with Education Centres around the country and is on the National Executive of the Learning Support Association of Ireland (ILSA). She is the Editor of their peer-reviewed journal (LEARN) for a number of years. I regularly speak at conferences at home and abroad.  Pauline is greatly committed to providing CPD to teachers and is ever willing and keen to share her knowledge of research with them which she feels may add to teacher effectiveness.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 05-12-2023 5:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 05-12-2023 9:00 pm
Capacity 32
Fee Free
Select Hours 4
Location Wexford Education Centre
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