A free online resource has been developed to help education professionals understand the skills and knowledge they need to support those with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties (SpLD).
The Professional Development Framework, commissioned by the Department for Education and designed by Dyslexia Action and PATOSS, is a self-assessment tool providing users with a personalised report based on a gap-analysis of their confidence in key areas related to dyslexia and SpLD. This report defines the levels of expertise, understanding and professional competencies that are required to fulfil relevant job roles in the school. It also provides suggestions for appropriate continuing professional development (CPD), including key books and articles, resources, work place activities and online resources.
The Framework can be accessed at: