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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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British Dyslexia Association report on adult dyslexia

The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has released a report to coincide with its 40th anniversary – Adults and Dyslexia, 40 years on. The report, produced following consultation with over 100 organisations and individuals working with dyslexics, examines the progress on … Continue reading

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Charities warn support for thousands of disabled children has been wrongly removed

One in five, or 1.6 million, school children in England have some form of special education needs which require particular attention from teachers. Of those, 226,125 pupils who are most severely affected have written special needs statements, setting out their … Continue reading

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School leavers with special education needs falling through the gaps

A report by the Common Public Accounts Committee into special education for youths claims almost a third of 18 year olds with special educational needs are not in any form of education, employment or training. In 2009/10 the government spent … Continue reading

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