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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5O-01873: Emma Harper (South Scotland)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 28 February 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to remove the barriers to learning faced by children with dyslexia.

Answered by: John Swinney 7 March 2018

We want all children and young people to get the support they need to reach their full potential. We continue to support education authorities in meeting their duties under the Additional Support for Learning Act to identify, provide for, and review the additional support needs of their pupils, including those pupils with dyslexia.

We have provided a range of free professional learning opportunities for practitioners. These support practitioners to further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in supporting learners with dyslexia and reduce barriers to learning; this includes the refreshed Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit and the Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice online professional learning modules.