§ Mr. Steele
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children of school age suffer from dyslexia; and what special facilities are provided for their education.
§ Mr. Ross
The precise number of children affected by this condition, about which there is some controversy, is not known, because they are not separately distinguished for statutory purposes. Children with reading difficulties can be helped in a number of ways within the special school and ordinary school systems and by the child guidance service provided by education authorities. Units that specialise in the treatment of reading difficulties are provided in Edinburgh and Glasgow.