Parents who tackle dyslexia

Dyslexia is being tackled by teaching parents how to teach their children at home. Six project workers are working in primary schools in Hull. They will provide home support to 220 children over the next 15 months.

The scheme follows research by the Dyslexia Institute that showed that parents could implement programmes to improve the rate of progress of dyslexic children.

Bernard Levy, co-ordinator of the scheme, says: "Parents are the key to providing intensive support for pupils, using a wide range of activities and resources."

Carol McGill, the project manager, says: "The response from the parents has been extremely positive. They are desperate to get involved in the scheme. It empowers them and makes them feel that they can work successfully with their children, and children see parents take an active interest in their learning."

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