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Call for dyslexia screening in schools

Source: stuff.co.nz Posted By: Betty D...3393 days ago

Specialists want the Education Ministry to screen for dyslexia in schools, claiming thousands of parents might not realise their children suffer from the learning disability.

But the ministry has poured cold water on the idea, saying a targeted programme would not meet the diverse needs of struggling pupils.

The Dyslexia Foundation estimates one in 10 New Zealanders have dyslexia, including 70,000 schoolchildren.

Kip McGrath Southland director Clayton Riley said the ministry had put virtually....

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