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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Posted in: Home schooling, Learning difficulties & tutoring, Special needs and tutoring

Tutors International founder issues statement on new links between exclusion from UK schools and mental health issues in children

Schools are correct to insist upon zero tolerance policies, Adam Caller expressed in a statement this week, but there are better environments in which to nurture students with behavioural and mental health issues. Following a major new study by University of Exeter, reported in August 2017 [1], finding that excluding children from school can be linked to long-term psychological problems…

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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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Monday, February 13th, 2012

Posted in: Special needs and tutoring

Article source: www.smartplanet.com

Dyslexie font designed to help dyslexics read, write

Most of the 15 to 20 percent of people in the United States who have a language-based disability suffer from dyslexia, a condition that makes reading and comprehension difficult. Those who suffer from dyslexia often transpose or rotate letters (a b becomes a q; an n becomes and u), and they have difficulty differentiating letters that look similar, such as…

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Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Posted in: Special needs and tutoring

Article source: www.nydailynews.com

Top schools ordered to admit special needs kids

SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR Dennis Walcott has put the city’s elite high schools on notice to admit more students with special needs, the Daily News has learned. In a sharply worded email sent to principals this month, Walcott told administrators to admit as many students with special needs as neighboring schools or the Education Department would place the students for them. “We…

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Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Posted in: Special needs and tutoring

Article source: www.huffingtonpost.co.uk

Brain Scans Could Detect Dyslexia Before A Pre-School Child Learns To Read

American scientists claim that early MRI brain scans on pre-school children could provide detection of dyslexia in children as young as four. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital Boston, led by the Laboratories of Cognitive Neuroscience, suggest that children at risk of dyslexia show differences in the brain before they begin learning to read. Although common diagnosis of dyslexia usually takes…

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