Training in the use of Test2r: A comprehensive assessment tool used to screen and pin-point emergent literacy skills
DATE: Tuesday, 17th November 2020
TIME: 7pm to 8.45pm
VENUE: Zoom Webinar
TEST2r is a comprehensive assessment tool used to screen and pin-point the emergent literacy skills which a 5 – 6 year old child should have acquired. It is an objective measure of a child’s performance based on all of the theories of why children fail to learn. TEST2r provides an individual report on each child and pointers to intervention/resources.
This early literacy toolkit is divided into two parts, the first part consists of a rapid screener, which is made up of five tasks for use by the classroom teacher. If a child does not perform well in a particular task, then the Learning Support Teacher will administer the second part, i.e. the remainder of the tasks which are more diagnostic in nature in order to clarify any literacy sub-skill needs. The Learning Support Teacher will decide on appropriate interventions to develop these skills.
Bio - 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.
She obtained an MSc in Neurolinguistics from VUB (Free University of Brussels – Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacology) in 1995.
Pauline worked as a Neurolinguist in a multi-disciplinary medical/paramedical team at Brugmann Hospital in Brussels where she was engaged in rehabilitation of individuals with brain trauma and strokes, assisting medical teams on the Locked-In Syndrome and she developed a test to help neurologists recognise the condition.
Pauline has had a life-long interest in social and educational justice with a principal focus on learning difficulties. For over a decade she has intensely studied the causes of literacy difficulties in children and has operationalised this knowledge into child and classroom friendly tasks. She was awarded her PhD by Trinity College, Dublin, in 2012, through research in this field.
With the help of teachers, the school community, the DES and other bodies and driven by research, policy and practice, Pauline has developed TEST2r. This is a comprehensive test used to screen and pin-point the emergent literacy skills which a 5 – 6 year old child needs to be taught. It also provides an individual report on each child and pointers to intervention/resources.
Pauline is an honorary member of the Board of Dyslexia International Tools & Technologies which is a portal to UNESCO. She is on the National Executive Committee of the Irish Learning Support Association (ILSA) and is the Editor of LEARN – the peer reviewed journal of that body. She is also a Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
|Course date||17-11-2020 7:00 pm|
|End Date||17-11-2020 8:45 pm|
|Tutor - Speaker||Dr Pauline Cogan|
|Location||Online via Zoom|