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As students return to remote learning with the majority of their courses being done via a screen and interacting with their teachers and peers via videoconferencing, they may not be getting the support they require during this turbulent time. This may mean that students with Special Educational Needs or Mental Health issues may be missed and not given the diagnosis or support they require to succeed in their education. 

To assist where we can and enable you to continue to support children and young people wherever they may be. We've made available, a selection of our reliable education assessments on Q-global, our web-based administration and reporting platform to support you in delivering assessments remotely or via Telepractice


Watch our new Epsiode of Succeeding with SEND: Focus on supporting students during difficult times


Register to access our free Telepractice Guides for SENCos

To support you where we can, we've produced product-specific Telepractice Guides to help ensure you can continue providing effective care remotely.

We currently have in-depth Telepractice Guides available for:

- KTEA-3

- EVT-3

- Vineland-3

Get access to your free guides today!



Q-global remote administration


With the need to continue to socially distance from those you serve for their and your safety, many of you are turning to digital assessments. To help you to continue identifying and assessing your patients’ needs, we have increased the number of products available to use online on our web-based platform, Q-global. Enabling you to administer a selection of assessments, intended for use by qualified SENCos, either via remote administration or Telepractice. 


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Products available to SENCOs


 BASC-3 LogoBASC-3, helps you to understand the emotions and behaviours of children and adolescents from 2 to 21:11



DASH logoDetailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH), assess handwriting speed - ideal for providing evidence for Access Arrangements from 9 to 16:11



Dash 17 logo Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH 17+), a reliable, age-appropriate measure of handwriting speed for students aged 17-25 years in further and                                      higher education



EVT-3 English 4 colorEVT-3, a norm-referenced and individually administered test of expressive vocabulary and word retrieval based on words in Standard American English from ages 2:6 +



GRS small logo
, identifies children for placement in gifted education programmes from 4 to 13:11




KTEA-3 LogoKaufman Test of Educational Achievement, Third Edition (KTEA-3), an individually administered battery that provides in-depth assessment of key                                                    academic skills from 4 to 25:11



Shaywitz DyslexiaScreen LogoShaywitz Dyslexia Screen, is an evidence-based Dyslexia screening tool that identifies students that are at risk from 5                                                to 7:11



Vineland-3 logoVineland-3, diagnosis intellectual and developmental disabilities which is designed to meet any adaptive behaviour assessment need from                                         birth



WRAT5 LogoWide Range Achievement Test, Fifth Edition (WRAT5), measure and monitor fundamental reading, spelling, and maths skills from 5 to 85+



WRMT-III logoWoodcock Reading Mastery Tests, Third Edition (WRMT-III), assess reading readiness and reading achievement from 4:6 to 79:11



Please view the SASC paper, 'Evaluations of Need by Remote Video Platform' for futher details on use of our SACS appoved products via remote online test administration.


Webinars and videos

Watch videosFrom our product specific webinars to insightful discussions on disorders that can affect your students' education.


The Succeeding with SEND video series

Insightful conversations between SEND students and experts, that explores their journey to diagnosis as well as the support they received to enable them to succeed throughout their education.


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Telepractice using Q-global and Q-interactive

A guide on how to administer a range of our assessments via screen share and remote administration on our digital platformsQ-global and Q-interactive.  


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Q-global Quick Start-Guide

A quick demonstration on how to access Q-global and the free resources.


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Additional Materials

We also have a range of free resources that will provide you with insight into disorders that can impact a child's education as well as steps you can take to help support them:


QAQ&A’s, with experts in the field to answer pressing questions on how to assess and support individuals with Dyslexia and Autism 


Calum Hartley's blogEducation and SEND blogs, includes case studies and personal experiences written by experts and individuals with SEN 


Dyslexia Myths
Common Dyslexia myths document
, separate fact from fiction on common Dyslexia  misconceptions 


Dyslexia and ELL
Dyslexia and ELL,
 helping you to support English Language learners with Dyslexia 



What the Fuss image
What the fuss about Dyslexia screening,
 for support on screening for early identification of Dyslexia.


SEND secondarySupporting Primary students with SEND, some strategies to help you support your child while learning at home and guidance on using our Rapid series for struggling                                               readers.


guide-secondarySupporting Secondary students with SEND, Some strategies to help you support your child while learning at home and guidance on using our Rapid Plus reading                                          series for struggling readers.


 > View our education resources page



Useful links

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on supporting vulnerable children and young people - GOV-UK

Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak - GOV-UK

COVID-19: guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable - GOV-UK

Easy read guide to Coronavirus - MENCAP

COVID-19: Important information and FAQs - NASEN

Talking to your kids about Coronavirus - Young Minds

Evaluation of need by remote video platform - SACS


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