Dyslexia

Brain structure could be different in dyslexic children

The brain structure of a dyslexic child could be different to that of a youngster without the condition. The structural connectivity of a dyslexic child’s brain could be different to that of a typically developed child, a new study has suggested. Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in the …

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Dyslexic children at school ‘struggle on multiple fronts’

When children with disabilities and learning difficulties such as dyslexia begin school, their behaviour tends to get worse, a new study has suggested. The latest data comes from the Millennium Cohort Study, in which researchers from the Institute of Education, the London School of Economics (LSE) and the National Children’s Bureau analysed information on around …

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Language development could be hereditary, according to study

The development of language during infancy could be determined by genetic factors, new research has suggested. At around ten to 15 months of age, infants begin to produce words, with their range of vocabulary increasing as they grow older. Typically, a child will have a vocabulary of 50,000 words by the time they finish secondary …

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100 disabled people a day finding work following government’s #DisabilityConfident campaign

The government’s #DisabilityConfident campaign to help more disabled people into work has resulted in 100 disabled people every working day finding jobs, training or work placements. #DisabilityConfident was launched in July 2013 by the Prime Minister, David Cameron who spoke of the importance of dispelling the myths about the complexities of employing disabled people. The …

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£30 million government fund for new SEN champions

The government has announced a new £30 million fund for more than 1,800 special educational needs (SEN) champions to support families through the new SEN process which comes into place in September 2014. Changes to the support available for children with SEN will include replacing SEN statements and learning disability assessments with new birth-to-25 Education, …

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