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Make room for differences in class

THE question that really needs to be asked about dyslexia is not whether this latest expensive therapy actually works, but why thousands of parents are so desperate to find a "cure" for their normal, healthy children.

The sad truth is that schools still remain unwilling or unable to change their practices to accommodate children with specific learning difficulties. As a result, more and more parents are turning to home education as the only suitable, practical and compassionate alternative.

There is absolutely no need for parents to spend thousands on exercises to help their dyslexic children. Advice on exercises to help children with handeye co-ordination and balance is available from NHS physiotherapists. My web pages at www.dyslexics.org.uk now include a set of simple, fun exercises suitable for children with dyslexia, dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Susan Godsland 3 Chester Close Exeter Devon

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