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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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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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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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Student scores top marks in A-Level paper after being allowed to type in exam

A student predicted a ‘D’ at English A-Level scored the top mark in the country after being diagnosed with dyspraxia and allowed to type her exam. The predicted grade was given before teachers realised she had the disability which affects … Continue reading

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