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British Dyslexia Association criticises new GCSE plans

Government changes to GCSEs which scrap continuous assessment in favour of final exams at the end of two years in England have been criticised by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) saying that measuring achievement solely on final exams will greatly … Continue reading

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House of Lords discusses making apprenticeships accessible to dyslexic people

Lord Addington, vice-president of the British Dyslexia Association, recently asked a question in the House of Lords about making apprenticeships accessible to dyslexic people. People applying for apprenticeships with dyslexia are faced with the difficulty of a written assessment at … Continue reading

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Assistive technology improves effectiveness in the workplace according to survey

A survey of workers and employers by the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) has found that three quarters of employees who use assistive technology (AT) say it has improved their effectiveness at work, although employers could do more to promote … Continue reading

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SEN software will benefit students with learning difficulties sitting exams this May and June

When this year’s round of public examinations kicks off in May it will mark the beginning of a new era for students with learning difficulties in England and Wales, who, for the first time, will be allowed to use text … Continue reading

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British Dyslexia Association report on adult dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has released a report to coincide with its 40th anniversary – Adults and Dyslexia, 40 years on. The report, produced following consultation with over 100 organisations and individuals working with dyslexics, examines the progress on … Continue reading

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