Advice for Teachers

52% of teachers report that they have had no dyslexia training and 9 in 10 of those that did receive training say it lasted for less than an hour.

Teachers have a strong desire to help their students learn and recognise that struggling to read means that the student will have difficulty accessing the curriculum across the entire spectrum of subjects.

Dyslexia as a diagnosis now has such a broad meaning that it is incredibly difficult to know what problems a child with a dyslexia diagnosis is actually experiencing and thus practically impossible to help them from this alone. 

If you have a student that is suffering from the signs of visual stress you can let their parent know about the DRT. We can assess the child for visual stress and help to narrow down the root of their reading problem.


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