P666 Teletext 666 Oct 4 21:50:00           ——————————————————————   POOR READING   Dear Wendy, My eight-year-old son's reading is poor and the school is suggesting he see an educational psychologist. Does this mean he might have to go to a special school? Name and address supplied Wendy replies: It is unlikely. The school probably wants to draw on the services of an educational psychologist to help your son and his educational progress. ——————————————————————————————————1/3—— Want your career to take off? 655 GEORGE COLE'S SOFTWARE GUIDE 664 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers
P666 Teletext 666 Oct 4 21:50:11           ——————————————————————   POOR READING   Wendy replies: An educational psychologist would assess your son's work and draw up an individual learning programme for him which would lead to faster progress. If he then continued to lag behind, he might need a statement of special needs. Such statements enable schools to get extra resources for more teching time. You would be involved in all discussions relating to the statement and your views listened to. ——————————————————————————————————2/3— Got an education query? Write to: Wendy Berliner, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers
P666 Teletext 666 Oct 4 21:51:01           ——————————————————————   POOR READING   Wendy replies: The law says that children with special needs should be educated in ordinary schools whenever possible. A special school would be suggested if the problems were severe. The free Department for Education and Employment guide - 'Special Education needs' may help. It is available from most schools and public libraries or the DFEE on 01787 880946. ——————————————————————————————————3/3—— Answers on screen only Write to: Wendy Berliner, Teletext, PO Box 297, London SW6 1XT 50Plus Education Teletext Today Careers