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Scientists find dyslexia is caused by communication problems in the brain

Scientists have found that dyslexia is caused by communication problems in the brain. It was previously thought that it was caused by the brains inability to form mental images of the sound units (phonemes) that make up a language. Researchers … Continue reading

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Student speaks at House of Lords event to raise awareness about dyslexia

Ben Lloyd, a student from Barry in Wales, has spoken at the Dyslexia-SpLd Trust Parliamentary Reception at the House of Lords to raise awareness about dyslexia. Ben, 13, a leading dyslexia campaigner and previously Dyslexia Action Young Person of the … Continue reading

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Government issues its last year of funding for the National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination

The government has issued its last year of funding for new special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs) to gain the Masters-level National Award for Special Educational Needs Co-ordination. In September 2009 it became law for every new SENCO in a mainstream … Continue reading

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SEN provisions of the Children and Families Bill

The Children and Families Bill, which is being debated in Parliament, includes measures that affect the provision of special educational needs (SEN) services for children in England. The Bill’s SEN provisions, which come into effect in 2014, are designed to … Continue reading

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Literacy levels in Scotland – gap between rich and poor children

A Scottish survey of Literacy and Numeracy has found that children from more deprived backgrounds did not perform as well as less deprived pupils in both reading and writing, with the largest gap in writing in particular. The survey assessed … Continue reading

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