Early identification is crucial‘The benefits of early identification are widely recognised – identifying need at the earliest point, and then making effective provision, improves long-term outcomes for children…….all early year providers are required to have arrangements in place to identify and support children with SEN or disabilities’ (SEND Code of Practice 2014)
I had known Chris for many years and Chris was aware that my youngest son, Isaac, was dyslexic. At the age of 11, and moving into senior school, Isaac had reading age of 7 and a mathematical ability of a 13 year old, which I understand to be not an uncommon finding in males with dyslexia.
The education system had been frankly poor in their response to Isaac’s needs, and in the whole time Isaac was at school did nothing to effectively help him. I had arranged private tutoring for Isaac previously, but Isaac hadn’t really gelled with the tutor.