HC Deb 01 February 1982 vol 17 cc34-5W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will undertake a study of the special educational requirements of pupils suffering from dyslexia, with a view to issuing advice to local authorities on the most effective way of providing for such children.

Dr. Boyson

The Tizard report "Children with Specific Reading Difficulties" in 1972 provided useful guidance on approaches to the problems of children suffering from reading backwardness of all kinds. More recently, my Department has sponsored a research programme, which is now in progress, on the identification and education of children with specific learning difficulties in reading, writing, spelling and mathematics. My right hon. Friend will consider whether, and if so how, to disseminate the results of the programme when it is completed.