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In Scotland - asking for help re dyslexia and school

(5 Posts)
imogengladheart Fri 07-Oct-11 12:11:17

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willowthecat Fri 07-Oct-11 12:28:51

enquire.org.uk/

This site is a good starting point

tabulahrasa Fri 07-Oct-11 13:52:07

School I'm afraid

that's the bit of enquire that you want to look at

IndigoBell Fri 07-Oct-11 18:15:02

Dyslexia is diagnosed by an EP, which only a school can order. Or you can go private.

However it's not a very useful dx. Really it boils down to if he's having difficulties with reading and or spelling, then he has dyslexia.

oodlesofdoodles Fri 07-Oct-11 19:54:25

Have you already been to your gp? Are you on a waiting list to see a paediatrician for ageneral assesment? (Most likely paed will refer you on to yet more professionals) But if not then I would get on with that.

What support does your LEA offer to teachers/schools who don't know what to do with a child? Has the school contacted them? Has he been assessed for 'audit hours'? (may have a different term in your area)

Can you get your local councillor to help/advocate for you?

Schools don't like children being taken out by parents, but the threat of this may spur them into action.

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