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All Party Parliamentary Group for Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Dyslexia and other SpLDs is made up MPs and Peers who want to keep up-to-date with issues affecting children, young people and adults with specific learning difficulties, including dyslexia. The group is committed to understanding learning difficulties, including dyslexia, across the UK and to keeping government appraised of the situation in schools and education in general. The group, which must meet at least twice during its reporting year, looks at what statutory and non-statutory bodies are achieving in this field.

The group is chaired by Sharon Hodgson MP. The British Dyslexia Association has been the Secretariat for the APPG since 2017.

Previous topics have included current education and specialist training situation, the need for a coherent system for assessment and access arrangements. Research on higher education institutions’ support for students, comprehensive teacher awareness of obligations to meet the requirements of the SEND Code of Practice and reasonable adjustments in the workplace and most recently, the experiences of people from diverse backgrounds with Dyslexia including their experiences in education, the workplace and wider society.

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