Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To understand Dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties and the need to keep government appraised of the situation in schools, education and in general in the UK. The group will also look at what statutory and non-statutory bodies are achieving in this field. The aim is to achieve a dyslexia friendly society by enabling individuals with dyslexia to achieve their potential across all ages and sectors of society.

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Recent Documents related to Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties

1. Mrs Julie Medhurst - written evidence
27/11/2018 - Inquiry: Special educational needs and disabilities - Education Committee
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Found: ranging in ages from 6-12, have a variety of learning needs and special or additional needs and/or disabilities-

2. Specific Learning Difficulties: current understanding, support systems, and technology-led interventions
12/10/2020 - Council for Science and Technology
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Found: Technology - led Interventions for Specific Learning Difficulties Evidence reviews commissioned

3. British Dyslexia Association - written evidence
27/11/2018 - Inquiry: Special educational needs and disabilities - Education Committee
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Found: evidence - British Dyslexia AssociationSCN0438Written Evidence from the British Dyslexia Association (BDA)  About

4. Dr Jill Harrington - written evidence
27/11/2018 - Inquiry: Special educational needs and disabilities - Education Committee
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Found: submission. I am a parent (who has dyslexia) of a young person with dyslexia who is currently within the education

5. Improving educational outcomes for learners with specific learning difficulties
11/03/2021 - Council for Science and Technology
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Found: educational outcomes for learners with specific learning difficulties When you met with the Council in March

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties

1. Schoolchildren: Dyslexia and Neurodiverse Conditions
04/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: case: I am dyslexic; I am president of the British Dyslexia Association; and I am chairman of Microlink PC - Speech Link
2: evident to all of us. Studies show that inclusive learning is beneficial to all students, not just those - Speech Link

2. Dyslexia: Disabled Students’ Allowance
13/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: students, including those with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia. DSA funding - Speech Link
2: in primary school—have received assistance for dyslexia or a SpLD condition throughout your education - Speech Link
3: expertise in this area, both as president of the dyslexia association and in other commercial interests - Speech Link

3. Disabled Students’ Allowance
08/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: acceptable evidence for dyslexia? It seems that, despite the acknowledgement that dyslexia does not go away - Speech Link
2: from the British Dyslexia Association’s programme and its analysis of my child’s dyslexia, which we were - Speech Link
3: heading of “specific learning difficulties”. As he will know, this includes not just dyslexia but dyspraxia - Speech Link

4. Disabled Students’ Allowance
27/02/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: candidates for higher education with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities to pay for new assessments - Speech Link
2: diagnostic assessments for students with specific learning disabilities and have sought expert advice - Speech Link
3: condition can cost up to £600. You cannot get rid of dyslexia—I know; I tried. Can the Government give us some - Speech Link

5. Disabled Students’ Allowance
14/12/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: Equality Act. Much guidance already exists on the specific duties of higher education providers under that - Speech Link
2: Education and Research Act? The Inclusive Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as a Route to Excellence paper - Speech Link
3: issued guidance for inclusivity across teaching, learning and assessment, and HEFCE has undertaken its own - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties
1. Dyslexia
asked by: Jim Shannon
25/01/2019
... how many people have been diagnosed with dyslexia in each of the last five years.

2. Dyslexia
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
19/11/2018
... what minimum standard of dyslexia support his Department requires local authorities to provide.

3. Railways: Dyslexia
asked by: Justin Madders
12/03/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of train ticket machines for people with severe dyslexia.

4. Dyslexia: Diagnosis
asked by: Grahame Morris
18/06/2020
... what his policy is on identifying and diagnosing dyslexia in the adult population.

5. Pupils: Dyslexia
asked by: Sharon Hodgson
06/11/2020
... that 4 per cent of specialist teachers for pupils with dyslexia work in state schools and that 75 per cent of headteachers say they cannot access one to one support for their pupils.

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6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Addington Portrait
Lord Addington
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 30th July 2015
Peter Kyle Portrait
Peter Kyle
Vice Chair
Labour - Hove
Joined: 8th April 2020
Tom Hunt Portrait
Tom Hunt
Vice Chair
Conservative - Ipswich
Joined: 14th July 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5160.

Email: sharon.hodgson.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Nick Posford, British Dyslexia Association . Tel: 01344 381 551

Email: policy@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Secretariat:

British Dyslexia Association acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

Group's Website:

http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/about/appg-dyslexia-and-spld-all-party-parliamentarygroup

Benefits in Kind
Date
24 Feb 2021
Source
British Dyslexia Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/02/2021 To : 23/02/2022
Value
£1,501
Date
24 Feb 2020
Source
British Dyslexia Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 24/02/2020 To : 23/02/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
6 Sep 2019
Source
British Dyslexia Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2019 To : 05/09/2020
Value
£7,501
Date
6 Sep 2018
Source
British Dyslexia Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2018 To : 05/09/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
6 Sep 2017
Source
British Dyslexia Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 06/09/2017 To : 05/09/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
7 Sep 2016
Source
Dyslexia Action
Description
Secretariat   From : 07/09/2016 To : 07/09/2017
Value
£3,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Dyslexia Action
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Dyslexia and Other Specific Learning Difficulties APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian Liddell-Grainger Portrait
Ian Liddell-Grainger
Vice Chair
Conservative - Bridgwater and West Somerset
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Janet Daby Portrait
Janet Daby
Vice Chair
Labour - Lewisham East
Joined: 8th April 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Graham Evans Portrait
Graham Evans
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Weaver Vale
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Storey Portrait
Lord Storey
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Marie Rimmer Portrait
Marie Rimmer
Vice Chair
Labour - St Helens South and Whiston
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Jake Berry Portrait
Jake Berry
Officer
Conservative - Rossendale and Darwen
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
John McDonnell Portrait
John McDonnell
Officer
Labour - Hayes and Harlington
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Corri Wilson Portrait
Corri Wilson
Officer
Scottish National Party - Former Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Oliver Colvile Portrait
Oliver Colvile
Officer
Conservative - Former Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Marie Rimmer Portrait
Marie Rimmer
Vice Chair
Labour - St Helens South and Whiston
Joined: 12th October 2016
Departed: 15th February 2017
Kelvin Hopkins Portrait
Kelvin Hopkins
Chair & Registered Contact
Independent - Former Member for Luton North
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 31st August 2016
No other APPG Memberships