§ Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) how many places there are for children suffering from dyslexic problems in special schools;
(2) if she will list the number of special schools for dyslexic children provided by each local authority, the number of places available, and the numbers awaiting admission.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
No special schools have been set up specifically for dyslexic children. The Department's Advisory Committee on Handicapped Children stated in a report last year thatthere is general agreement among teachers, psychologists and neurologists … that the best way of dealing with specific reading difficulties is through appropriate remedial education".This can be provided either in the child's ordinary school or by part-time or full-time attendance at a remedial centre.