HC Deb 16 March 1978 vol 946 cc318-9W
Mr. Craig

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many hospitals in England and Wales have clinics, centres or departments for the purpose of diagnosing or providing assessments of children with dyslexia, specific reading, spelling and writing difficulties.

Mr. Moyle

Increasingly, assessment of children with learning difficulties is being undertaken by multi-professional teams, usually based in hospital, and involving consultant paediatricians and other hospital staff. These teams generally operate on a district basis and deal with children with all types of disability. We do not have information centrally about those areas which have clinics solely for children with learning difficulties.