CAP FAQs

What age range is the CAP appropriate for?

Pre-school, Primary, Middle, Secondary and Further Education (0-19 years). The CAP profile provides (a) a within-child comparison of relative strengths and difficulties for intervention in several domains of thinking; (b) analysis of the child’s response to various teaching strategies and learning environments and (c) analysis of the aspects of learning tasks that lead to success or difficulty.

The training and manual provide examples of how certain cognitive abilities are typically found in children across the age range and abilities are rated according to the level of support required.  Control observations and teacher consultation also help to make judgements about what would be typically expected at a more local level.

What could the cost saving benefits be for the Local Authority by me attending the CAP training?

The CAP supports EPs working with teachers to dynamically assess a learner within a consultation session. This may increase the number of consultation sessions required with a teacher but will reduce the number of direct EP assessment sessions with a child. The potential savings for a Local Authority in skilling up classroom teachers to analyse the components of tasks that create difficulties for an individual leaver, will lead to teachers having increased skills in assessment for learning. Enabling teachers to make an assessment of the adaptations required in the task and the environment to enable children to be successful in their learning, will further develop inclusive classroom teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Can you provide CAP training to Educational Psychology Services?

Yes – bespoke courses cost £1200 +VAT per day. We have successfully run courses across the UK. Register your interest here!

Who will use the CAP?

Courses are currently available for Educational Psychologists and Specialist Teachers.  We are defining Specialist Teachers as – Qualified teachers (QTS or HE equivalent) who have ADDITIONAL qualifications in teaching or the assessment of children children with additional needs (typical roles they might have are SENCO, specialist, advisory or consulting teachers). Please contact us if you require further clarification about this.

Could the CAP be used as part of a statutory assessment?

Yes, the CAP aims to support the ongoing analysis of a child’s strengths and difficulties in the classroom environment across various stages of the Code of Practice. Another way in which the CAP can be used is to analyse and synthesise the results of various forms of assessment including the outcomes of dynamic and/or standardised.  The CAP can also be used to combine evidence from a variety of sources including the input of parents and other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists and therefore enables triangulation of evidence contributing to evidence based assessment and recommendations as part of a statutory assessment.  In this way, it helps to identify areas of thinking to target in any future statement or learning plan.

Who is providing CAP courses?

Ruth Deutsch and Michelle Mohammed are working with Real Group (UK) Ltd to publish the Cognitive Abilities Profiles and to provide CAP courses. The CAP is published by Real Press and the courses run through Real Training. Click here to read more about the Authors!

How do I purchase CAP Materials?

Click the button to the top right of every page and complete the form to order materials.

How do I book a bespoke course?

Please Register your interest here and one of our team will be in contact to discuss this further

How much does a Bespoke Course Cost:

2 day Bespoke local courses can be provided for £2,400.00 + VAT plus travelling expenses. You will also be required to purchase CAP Manuals for the event (we suggest a ratio of 1:3 CAPs per delegate). Click here to register your interest!

How much does CAP cost?

A full Cognitive Abilities Profile (CAP) costs £245 + VAT each, CAP Record Forms cost £39.60 + VAT and Summary Forms cost £23.00 + VAT more details of the CAP can be found here and you can order CAP materials

What are the payment options?

Once an invoice has been raised, you are able to pay via Card, cheque or Bank Transfer.

Can I pay by PayPal?

YES! You can use our PayPal link to pay now if you just want Summary Forms or Record Forms here, or you can use the , and phone in to arrange payment via PayPal once the invoice has been raised.

For more information:

Please contact Real Training on 01273 35 80 80

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