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Dyslexia Essay

  • Submitted by: gblakely
  • on November 24, 2012
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 15,053 words

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THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPECIFIC LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

Report of the Task Group on Dyslexia

As Minister for Education, one of my key priorities is special education. I believe strongly that all children should have the opportunity to achieve to their full potential, and that how we provide for the needs of those children who need extra help is a measure against which our education system should be judged. Within special education, I am continually impressed and heartened by the wealth of dedication, love, imagination and skill which teachers bring, day and daily, to their work with children, both in special schools and units and in mainstream classes. I believe that this expertise needs to be shared more widely within education; but also there is much more which needs to be done. Our focus on dyslexia and autism reflects the fact that research shows that these are under-reported and underdeveloped aspects of special needs. These are issues which are of concern throughout Ireland. When the North-South Ministerial Council was established, special education was an immediate priority for both our Education Departments, and we decided that dyslexia and autism should be the areas for first attention. At the same time, parallel Task Groups were established in these areas here and in the South, and we took pains to ensure that membership of both groups overlapped so that experience and information could be shared to the benefit of all. The North’s Task Group on Dyslexia was led by Mrs Hazel Mullan, Principal Educational Psychologist of the Southern Education and Library Board. I owe a debt of gratitude to her personally, and to her colleagues on the Task Group, for giving so generously of their time and expertise in producing this important and far-seeing Report; to all those who otherwise contributed their experience and insights to the preparation of the Report; and also to the Southern Education and Library Board for allowing Mrs Mullan...

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