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Monday, December 17th, 2012

Posted in: Dyslexia, dyslexics tutoring, Learning difficulties & tutoring, Special needs and tutoring, Tutors International news

SEN in Independent Schools Found Wanting as Private Tuition Increases

Home tuition company, Tutors International, announce their busiest month since forming the company in 1999, with the majority of enquiries for private special educational needs (SEN) tutors after private schools fail to identify and address learning difficulties. Leaders in private home tutoring, Tutors International, have reported a record month for placements of their elite private tutors, with a significant rise…

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Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Posted in: Learning difficulties & tutoring

Article source: www.huffingtonpost.com

Jacob Artson, LA Teen With Autism, Communicates Through Typing

LOS ANGELES — For the first seven years of Jacob Artson’s life, his family believed the doctors who labeled their nonverbal son with autism as “mentally retarded.” And yet, just before Jacob’s seventh birthday, a miracle happened. Jacob’s social skills therapist told the family about facilitated communication, a method by which a facilitator attempts to teach individuals with a disability…

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Posted in: Learning difficulties & tutoring

Article source: www.jis.gov.jm

Prepare Teachers to Identify Learning Difficulties – Thwaites

Education Minister, Hon. Ronald Thwaites, is urging training colleges to ensure that teachers entering the classroom are qualified to identify learning deficiencies at the earliest stage of the education system. He said research by the Ministry is showing that up to 20 per cent of the nation’s children have slight to severe learning deficiencies and there is need for these…

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Posted in: Learning difficulties & tutoring

Article source: www.eastlothiancourier.com

Jailed for sex assault on vulnerable boy, 15

A learning assistant from Tranent who indecently assaulted a vulnerable schoolboy after making him watch a sex education programme was jailed for four years last Friday. Andrew Bradshaw, 54, was employed at a school in Edinburgh when he preyed on the 15-year-old, who has learning difficulties. A judge told Bradshaw at the High Court in Edinburgh: “You have pled guilty…

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