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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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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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Do disabled students get enough support at university?

An article appeared in The Independent recently which looked at the level of support that is currently available for disabled students going to university. A summary of the article is provided here. The process of deciding to go to university, … Continue reading

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Applying for the Disabled Student Allowance

Students in higher education living in England with a disability or specific learning difficulty such as dyslexia can apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA). DSAs are paid on top of an individual’s other student finance and do not have … Continue reading

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2 or 3 pupils in every classroom have a learning disability such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism

Research published in the journal Science has found that up to 10 per cent of the population or two or three pupils in every classroom are affected by specific learning disabilities (SLDs), such as dyslexia, dyscalculia and autism. The research … Continue reading

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