Dyslexia Still Matters
Progress, challenges and solutions
We are calling for a National Dyslexia and Literacy Strategy to enable the best evidence and solutions to be brought forward to increase the literacy standards in all UK schools. Our schools and teachers need our support, with access to training and expertise to better enable them to support the learning needs of children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties.
This Dyslexia Action report, Dyslexia Still Matters, looks at the situation for children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties in our schools today. It explores the progress that has been made and examines what still needs to be done to ensure school is positive and rewarding for every child.
In the light of the planned reforms of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system, and considering other key changes, we put forward positive suggestions and solutions, based on our review of what is currently working well in schools and across Local Authorties. This evidence of effective practice will be useful to all schools as they take on more responsibility for delivering effective interventions and support for children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties. The challenge of improving literacy standards in the UK is a huge task and we believe that our input can make a big contribution.
For further info and comments from Dyslexia Action CEO, Kevin Geeson and Dr John Rack, Head of Research, Development and Policy at Dyslexia Action, click here.
You can read the full report here, or click here for a summary version