Originally Posted by friendlylady
Just an update, my son was accepted into this wonderful school, we arrived down and were very impressed with the kids in the playground, they were very confident and friendly and welcomed my son unreservedly. I'm very happy and no he is which important. He has had fantastic resource teaching for the last two years which has brought him on great, honestly it's amazing and it just shows that with dyslexia one to one teaching is the way to go. I'd advise anyone with a child with this condition to inisist on resource teaching, and approch the SENO if they are not getting anywhere. It really works and makes a difference
I'm glad to hear you've had such a good outcome, it is definitely worth pursuing all avenues to get your child the help they need and deserve.
Just on your point about insisting on resource teaching - resource hours are only granted on recommendation from an outside professional (psychologist/OT etc), the school cannot give resource hours to a child without this. Not all children with dyslexia will even qualify for resource hours, there has to be a certain discrepancy between their IQ and reading ability. Sometimes a child with dyslexia may be diagnosed with another condition too, and given resource hours if this condition is included in the list. Parents and/or teachers cannot insist on a child being given resource hours, no matter how much they would like it to happen.
Most children with dyslexia are taken for extra Learning Support tuition, as long as the school can fit them into a suitable group, and has the time available. The children who most urgently need help, but don't qualify for resource hours, are taken as a priority for Learning Support.
The SENO generally deals with recommendations for Resource hours, or for an SNA.
In a lot of schools the same teacher will take pupils for Learning Support or Resource, which is where people can get confused between the two different types of support.