Scientific solution to reading

29th September 2000 at 01:00
THE Local Government Association says that more money spent on catch-up reading lessons for juniors would greatly reduce the number of expulsions.

Children with learning problems have been neglected over the half-century covered by my experience. It has never been accepted that such problems require exceptional consideration.

Unfortunately this will continue until someone initiates a study into the causes of reading problems in association with the medical, ophthalmic and related professions.

Teachers have log been concerned by the problem of delayed reading particularly on the part of boys, again the authorities must be convinced that a scientific approach is the only long-term solution.

Perhaps the association can be persuaded to allocate funds for this purpose. Their findings could be directed where they are most needed, ie, on basic training courses for primary teachers.

Norman Freeman

Retired special educational needs

co-ordinator

3 The Greenlands

Wombourne

South Staffordshire


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now