After 15 years as a teacher, in which he led two English departments and was an Assistant Head, David is now a freelance trainer, education consultant, conference speaker, provocateur and writer. He writes the blog The Learning Spy and is also the author of the best-selling, The Perfect English Lesson and The Secret of Literacy.
Dyslexic students get extra support, but what about those without the label who struggle with reading?
27 February 2014 01:16 PM
It’s understandable that parents want to get the label because they believe it will lead to an intervention, but interventions are ineffective, expensive and time-consuming
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