The Durham experience: promoting dyslexia and dyspraxia friendly schools

Dyslexia. 2004 Aug;10(3):253-64. doi: 10.1002/dys.279.


The Durham County Policy Document on Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia and dyspraxia) has been developed over a period of years as a countywide response to ensure that children's specific learning difficulties are identified and that schools are equipped to offer a range of appropriate interventions. The content of the policy document is studied in depth along with the training programmes offered by the Learning Support Service and Educational Psychology Service that will support schools in putting the policy into practice. Future developments, including an exciting project on promoting inclusive practice for pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties (dyslexia and dyspraxia), are outlined.

MeSH terms

  • Apraxias / diagnosis
  • Apraxias / psychology
  • Apraxias / therapy*
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dyslexia / diagnosis
  • Dyslexia / psychology
  • Dyslexia / therapy*
  • Education, Special*
  • Humans
  • Mainstreaming, Education*
  • Policy Making
  • Self-Help Groups
  • United Kingdom