Dyslexia in higher education
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Rhiannon Packer asks if late dyslexia diagnosis is preventing pupils from reaching their potential. According to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA), ten per cent of the British population may have dyslexia, meaning that there are likely to be three pupils with dyslexia in every school class. It is currently estimated that four per cent of students in higher education (HE) have a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). While some will have been diagnosed in school, there are a number of students every year who, realising that they are struggling more than their peers, seek dyslexia diagnosis at this stage. If nearly a tenth of the population may have dyslexia, yet only four per cent of students enrolled on HE courses have SpLD, what has happened to the rest?
Packer, R. (2020) 'Dyslexia in Higher Education', SEN Magazine, 104.
Article published in SEN Magazine on 24 December 2019 (online), available open access at: https://issuu.com/senmagazine/docs/sen104.
Cardiff Metropolitan University (Grant ID: Cardiff Metropolian (Internal))
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