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Dr Jennie Guise, a Practitioner Psychologist, will be speaking at Oak Hill Nyon on the topic of "Assessing Learning Differences: the Why, Who and What." Enter the draw for a free ticket (worth Fr. 35.-). The event is open to teachers and parents and is held over zoom.

Seminar synopsis

  • Why should we assess? Parent/carer/teacher roles?
  • Who should be assessed?
  • What are we looking for when students find reading/writing/maths challenging?
  • Screening and standardized assessments
  • The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) assessments – what do they involve?

Jennie Guise

Dr Jennie Guise, MA (Hons), BSc (Hons), MBA, MSc, PhD, PGCPSE, AMBDA FE/HE, MEd, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA, SpLD APC (Patoss), EuroPsy

Dr Jennie Guise is a Practitioner Psychologist with extensive experience of assessing for Specific Learning Difficulties in Primary and Secondary Schools, Further Education, Higher Education and in the workplace. She has worked in research, and now in applied practice as founder and Director of Dysguise Ltd. She has co-authored books on assessment, teaching tips and study skills, and has edited a series of ‘How to Help’ books that cover a range of difficulties that can be faced by students in the course of their education. Dr Guise's main interests are in identifying what will help individual learners to progress, and in working collaboratively with educators, and workplaces, to apply that knowledge in practical ways.

Positive, empowering and written to suit an international audience, this guide is essential reading for education professionals and parents of children with dyslexia. It includes practical strategies, useful websites and resources, as well as ways of recognising early on that your child or pupil has dyslexia. 

dyslexiaThe authors, experienced dyslexia consultants, highlight the importance of effective and positive communication between home and school, as well as with the child. Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences – A Concise Guide for teachers and parents is the perfect pocket guide for busy professionals and parents, who will be able to read it one sitting or alternatively dip in and out of it as they please.

"The perfect “one-book library” for everything both teachers and parents need to know about dyslexia and the co-occurring challenges that those with dyslexia experience. It may save you a lot of shelf space!" — Angela Smythe, Head of Secondary Learning Support, The British School al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi

Assessment for Dyslexia and Learning Differences: A Concise Guide for Teachers and Parents fills a gap in the market for an informative and user-friendly guide to the topic; this is a go-to guide for any parent or teacher. 

button competition150Oak Hill have kindly offered one lucky knowitall.ch reader the chance to win a ticket for the seminar entitled: "Assessing Learning Differences: the Why, Who and What" (value Fr. 35.-) held on 30 March 2023, 17h30-18h30.
To enter the competition, just fill in this form and answer this multiple choice question: What does WISC stand for?
Only one entry per person and per email is allowed. The competition closes at midnight on Thursday, 23 March 2023. The names of all those submitting correct answers will be placed into the digital hat and the winner’s name drawn at random by Friday, 24 March 2022. No cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The winner will be notified by email.
Assessing Learning Differences: the Why, Who and What
Thursday, 30 March 2023 – for teachers and parents
17h30-18h30 - ‘live’ via Zoom link
Fee: Fr. 35.-
Register at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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