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Fri 22 Mar 2013 | 0 comments
It was only a few months ago that I got my first car.It’s a sensible little second hand one, and I didn’t even choose it based on the colour (I had to be talked out of narrowing my search by only looking at pink cars).So when I saw that...
Mon 18 Mar 2013 | 0 comments
I’m new to Dyslexia Action. I began my role as Community Fundraising Executive just two weeks ago and I’ve been tasked with bringing people together on a local level to form a network of supporter groups all over the UK. This is no mean...
Wed 6 Mar 2013 | 0 comments
Could parents of children with dyslexia receive personal budgets to pay for specialist tuition? Under the new Children and Families Bill, Local Authorities will be expected to work with parents to achieve the best support possible for...
Mon 4 Mar 2013 | 1 comment
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been shocked by the sudden appearance of Mother’s Day in my calendar this coming weekend.It’s at times like this that I realise how lucky we are these days to have the internet at our fingertips. I’m...
Fri 15 Feb 2013 | 0 comments
So you've been assessed and found out that your concerns were real and that you do indeed have dyslexia.What now? How does this change things?A report from a good psychologist or specialist teacher should include a list of practical and...
Fri 8 Feb 2013 | 0 comments
Michael Gove’s climb down over the English Baccalaureate has been widely welcomed, by organisations across education who have a range of concerns about the introduction of a new ways of examining children’s academic abilities.The...
Thu 17 Jan 2013 | 0 comments
As we start this New Year it is clear that the work we do still needs to be done. People need support to understand their dyslexia and manage it; educators, employers and policy makers need our help to get it right for people with...
Thu 17 Jan 2013 | 0 comments
Contributing to a debate this week on ‘Prisoners: Work Programmes’, Lord Addington made an impassioned call to reach out and help people with dyslexia.He drew members’ attention to a Channel Five programme about Shane Lynch screened...
Mon 14 Jan 2013 | 0 comments
Recent heated discussion in the media about the cost of welfare, and how to tackle the 129,000 or so who are reckoned to be the hardest to get back into employment, has been rather a disappointment because it has not challenged either...
Thu 3 Jan 2013 | 0 comments
So 2013 has begun and New Year resolution lists are being created all over the country. Struggling for some reason to think of one to place on my list, I started searching for inspiration and came across this interesting article '...

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