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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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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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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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Response to TES article on ‘neuro-myths’

Author: Ian Litterick A recent article in the TES http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6336278 debunked the “neuro-myths” that cause wasted resources in schools including on the use of coloured overlays to help reading. It quoted Sergio Della Sala, professor of human cognitive neuroscience at … 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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