New Dyslexia Guidance

We are delighted to announce Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Guidance has been updated

Thank you to all who responded to the Local Authorities Dyslexia survey. As a result of this the Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Guidance has now been updated. The main changes include: separating the guidance from the research document, writing a ‘quick guide’ for parents and  improving links to the most up-to-date websites.  We are delighted that the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) continues to  commend the Cambridgeshire  literacy difficulties/dyslexia guidance.

This document has been written to provide guidance to professionals and parents on the most current approaches to support the successful inclusion and attainment of children and young people with dyslexia. The document forms part of the wider Cambridgeshire Local Offer which covers information on the local provision for Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Disability. It is a working document and will be reviewed biennially, or sooner if there is significant new research.

To view this new guidance, click on the link:  www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/localofferpathway

Free health checks for young people with LDs

stethoscope iconYoung people with learning disabilities can get free health checks with their GP once they reach the age of 14. Has your son or daughter had theirs?

Cambridgeshire Learning Disability Partnership wants to boost the take-up of health checks. Only about one in three 14-18 year olds who are eligible have had their check and it wants to make sure that rises to three out of four (75%) by 2020.

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Fay tells MPs about dyslexia help for teachers

head and shoulders photo of PInpoint trustee Fay DuttonFay Dutton, Pinpoint’s chair of trustees, is heading to Parliament today to attend a cross-party group meeting on dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties (SpLD).

Fay, a trustee of the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), is joining an All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) meeting. The group will be reviewing the progress of teachers’ awareness of their SEND obligations following the publication of the SEND Code of Practice three years ago.

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