Extra cash is key
This disparity is of particular concern to first school teachers like myself who identify children with special needs in the early years, yet see children progress through the system without proper support or therapy. Their problems become more entrenched as they grow older, and statements may be provided only when the problem has become intractable.
It is time for the Government to practise rather than preach early intervention and give local authorities additional finances to make appropriate provision for children with special needs.
Christine Lees 13 Islestone Court Berwick-upon-Tweed