Dyslexia Dyslexia Reading Difficulties SpLD SEN SEND Specific Learning Difficulties

Treat the Need not the Label

Every few months a newspaper report comes along to claim ‘dyslexia doesn’t exist’ or ‘ADHD is made up’. Of course, this is usually a sensationalist version of a new report showing controversial research in the field. Yesterday, Tom Bennett wrote an article on the misdiagnosis of ADHD and dyslexia. https://www.tes.com/news/school-new…r-dyslexia-and-adhd-are-over-diagnosed-crypto For a SENDCo this can …

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Are Coloured Overlays evil? Asking the right questions

I was pleased to see this, http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5160/rr/763235, arguing coloured overlays can help reading speed. But there is also this, http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g5160/rr/763262; here the author argues that dyslexia charities should be more honest about the efficacy of coloured overlays and categorise them under alternative therapies. I’m inclined to agree with this too. Coloured Overlays get a bad press …

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