The charity's chiefs have claimed that the lack of understanding about the condition which affects 25,000 school children in the UK could be putting their education at risk. The survey of 70 local education authorities revealed many home tutors were unaware that the condition affects memory and concentration, making learning exhausting and difficult.
Martin Arber, chair of Action for ME, said: "Only 25 per cent of home tutors receive any information about ME from either the school or local education authority.
"Without a broad understanding of the illness it would be very easy for a tutor to push a child too hard causing a relapse lasting weeks. ME is a fluctuating condition and the child's ability to learn can change from day to day."
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