21/09/2012

Dyslexic students denied exam aid

Parents in New Zealand report that their Government is denying examination aid for their children.

"According to educational psychologist and New Zealand Association of Gifted Children president Rose Black, students with "invisible disabilities" such as dyslexia, ADHD, autism and apraxia are being denied exam assistance by NZQA.
Many parents spend as much as $1500 on clinical assessments to prove their children need exam help, but NZQA has been turning down requests in growing numbers, said Black.
Black said that denying extra help to students who need reading and writing support to cope with NCEA assessments, "was setting these kids up to fail".

Link to the full article on tvnz.co.nz website here.




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