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Dyslexia and Exams in Secondary Education by Carole Tailford - Sunday, 4 September 2011, 03:47 PM

 
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Dyslexia and Exams in Secondary Education by Carole Tailford - Sunday, 4 September 2011, 03:47 PM
by Alasdair Andrew - Saturday, 26 January 2013, 5:53 PM
 
It is disappointing that although pupils, who have been recognised as being dyslexic, are given extra time (or perhaps reader/scribe) that organisational skills are not to the forefront in classroom teaching in individual subject areas and rather the dyslexic pupil is left without any guidance or support in this area. I think organisation and planning are crucial tools and help alleviate some of the stress that dyslexic pupils face in busy classrooms.
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Re: Dyslexia and Exams in Secondary Education by Carole Tailford - Sunday, 4 September 2011, 03:47 PM
by Alasdair Andrew - Saturday, 26 January 2013, 5:54 PM
 
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by Moira Thomson - Monday, 12 September 2011, 07:44 AM
I agree that making artrangement for e.g.extra time in exams is not enough to meet the needs of those who have dyselxia - they need to be specificaly taught a number of skills that teachers often assume that all pupils have - e.g. how to organise their time and how to plan an essay. Arrangements for exams are meaningless unless the individual has been taught how to use e.g. extra time and been given the opportunity to practice with e.g. a reader.