CAP seminar at the AEP conference
Ruth Deutsch, author of the Cognitive Abilities Profile, will present the CAP tool at the AEP (Association of Educational Psychologists) conference in Liverpool. As part of a seminar she will introduce participants to the CAP and illustrate the use with a variety of case studies.
The CAP (Deutsch and Mohammed, 2010) was published by Real Group (UK) Ltd and is an innovative tool for the use of Psychologists for consultation and observation of children. Through creating a shared language for the use of all those involved with a child, it aims to fill a gap between psychologists’ specialist knowledge of child development and cognitive processes, and the experience of classroom teachers (Deutsch & Reynolds, 2000).
The CAP provides psychologists with a structured framework using rating scales for identifying cognitive (thinking skills) needs within a solution focused approach. This leads to setting joint targets for intervention with teachers and others, both in and outside the classroom. The CAP is based on principles derived from dynamic assessment, without necessarily having to engage in 1:1 assessment.