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Learning disabled need better support from education to adult life

Young people with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland need better support from education to adult life according to a research report by Queen’s University, Belfast. The report called ‘Don’t Box Me In: Disability, Identity and Transitions to Young Adult Life’ … 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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Dyslexia linked to unstable sound encoding

According to new research from America, neuroscientists have found a biological marker for dyslexia which links it to auditory processing difficulties. Many people whose reading is affected by dyslexia have trouble remembering, sequencing, and categorising sounds, and problems picking up … Continue reading

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EBacc’s will have a detrimental effect on students with learning difficulties

The British Dyslexia Association said recently that Government plans to introduce English Baccalaureate examinations in place of GCSEs will have a detrimental effect on pupils with learning disabilities, due to the emphasis on exams rather than coursework. The association claims … Continue reading

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Two year olds with a vocabulary of less than 50 words are at risk of developmental difficulties

Most two-year-olds have a vocabulary of between 75 and 225 words but a minority of less than 15 percent are “late talkers” who do not use more than 50 words. Studies reveal that toddlers with a vocabulary of less than … Continue reading

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