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Special Educational Needs: Dyslexia

Education written question – answered on 20th July 2011.

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Photo of Julian Lewis Julian Lewis Conservative, New Forest East

To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department has assessed the role of (a) vision control problems and (b) eye convergence difficulties in causing reading problems; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather The Minister of State, Department for Education

holding answer 19 July 2011

The Department has not conducted an assessment of the role of vision control problems and eye convergence problems in causing reading problems. If teachers suspect that a child may have eyesight difficulties they can discuss those with a child's parents or carers so that they can consider arranging for their child to be seen by an NHS professional such as an optician or general practitioner.

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