Positive Dyslexia Ltd  Engage : Inspire : Achieve  

Assessment:Training:Consultancy 
 
" I just wanted to say that I totally loved the EF masterclass today. I'm so glad I signed up! The talks were great - particularly because they were full of really good tips and ideas for the classroom." J, SENCo 
"Thanks Katrina. Brillant report - really easy to read and very positive! Thank you so much. " Mrs R , parent 
 
We are pleased to announce our new 'Online Shop' on the drop down menu. Our next Masterclass on 9th May will help parents/teachers coming up to exam season. 

Who We Work With  

We carry out Diagnostic assessments for pre and post 16 year olds. Our assessors are based nationally and can offer a quick turnaround. 
We can offer full diagnostic assessments and support to help parents enable their children reach their potential. 
Are you meeting the Equality Act (2010) for your employees? We run Accredited awareness training for organisations and Needs assessments for employees.  
We can offer INSET training at competitive rates and we can carry out Group screenings or carry out testing for Exam Access Arrangements 

 

Our Conferences and Events 
Positive Dyslexia is proud to announce its 1st Annual Conference was held at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool on the 8th November 2019. The 2nd in 2021 and we will be back on November 10th 2022 for our 3rd Annual Conference. 
 
Confirmed speakers include Professor Joe Elliot, Professor Anna Barnett , Professor Julia Carroll and Dr Sarah White. Click here for more information . https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/3rd-annual-positive-dyslexia-conference-liverpool-tickets-266817457197. 
 
EARLY EARLY BIRD TICKETS only avaiable for a short time! 
Dyslexia and Dyscalculia Conference 
"I just wanted to say a huge thank-you for today! The conference you organised was absolutely fantastic! I had such a lovely day and I learnt so much. Everything was great!" Delegate. 
We also have a range of online training coming up in 2022 - the full suite can be seen here-https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/manage/collections/73109/events 

How to Book an assessment or a training day?  

We have assessors and trainers nationally so we hope to be able  
to find you a date within the near future. 

Availability is seen in green below- please email if you require a particular date 

Katrina Cochrane, Dyslexia specialist

Who are Positive Dyslexia 

Positive Dyslexia was set up in 2016 by Katrina Cochrane, in order to raise awareness of dyslexia and co-occuring difficulties and support the needs of both Adults and Children. We can also help employers, schools and parents. 
 
Katrina Cochrane, has spent nearly 25 years in education - this is her 20th year as a a Dyslexia Specialist. She spent 14 years with Dyslexia Action as Principal and Southern Regional Manager then 4 with the British Dyslexia Association as Head of Education and Policy and latterly as acting Director of Education and CPD . She has been a tutor for teachers on the Dyslexia Action PostGraduate Diploma course. (Dyslexia) and has just finished co-writing the new Accredited Level 7 course for specialist teachers for the BDA. Katrina has written SASC Accredited courses for the BDA as well as presenting her own training and is a long standing APC Reviewer for them. She is currently helping the BDA set up a Mentoring Service. 
 
Katrina is an Associate Trainer and Assessor for the BDA as well as her own work with Positive Dyslexia. Katrina has co-written two books on Dyslexia and presented many training sessions and webinars and was very proud to receive an Award at the last BDA Awards Dinner for going "Above and Beyond". (see photo taken at the BDA Awards Dinner). 
Fully DBS checked 
Professional Indemnity insurance 
Member of BDA Accreditation Board 
SASC Board Member (Standards of Assessment SpLD Committee)2012-2020 
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