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Face-to-Face Training for Teachers on using the WIAT-III (UK edition) in schools

Course: Face-to-Face Training on using the WIAT-III (UK edition) in schools
Tutor:  Dr. Pauline Cogan
When: Wednesday 22nd November
Time: 2.30-5.30pm (Tea/Coffee from 2pm)
Venue: Monaghan Education Centre
Course fee :€15 per participant to include WIAT-III record form

Attendees must have WIAT or prearranged to share with 1 or 2 other people. 

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

Bio of Presenter: Dr Pauline Cogan

Dr. Pauline CoganPauline 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.

Her marriage to Frank Cogan, a diplomat in the Department of Foreign Affairs brought her to New York, Geneva, Dublin, Brussels, Tehran, Rome and Vienna.  She worked as a teacher and studied Psychology, Neurology and Linguistics in these locations.  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 Details

Course Date 22-11-2023 2:30 pm
Course End Date 22-11-2023 5:30 pm
Capacity 40
Available place 27
Individual Price €15.00
Speaker Dr. Pauline Cogan
Number Hours 3
Location Monaghan Education Centre

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