Implement the following three goals:1. Early identification of dyslexic children.2. Dyslexia training to be a compulsory part of teacher training.3. A dyslexia specialist in all schools.

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Masayuki Takata
6 years ago
I thought this should be considered by as many Kiwis as possible, whether or not they take it good.

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Janet Anderson
6 years ago
Signing because I helped tutor a dyslexic child....if you suspect dyslexia get the child to write the quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.b,d and g are common mistakes - I had a clever child who got around the problem by using capitals instead...capitals in weird places can be another sign.

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viv Holliday
6 years ago
I and family members would have benefited if action was in place at early school stage.

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Alanna Smith
6 years ago
I'm Kiwi and I'm dyslexic. I went to a International School following the UK curriculum in India. Instead of learning a language I went to 'Special needs' class. While I cringed at the name, the help I got was incredible. I was still consistently bottom of the class getting A+ for trying and D for my grade. However when we returned to New Zealand, I found I was top of the 'cab' class and then got moved into a 'A grade' class. I've since been to University and now in a job I love. While I still struggle and thank the Lord for spell check consistently, I attribute my 'success' to parents picking up my dyslexia at a young age and then the school giving me specialist help, without this I would have no doubt really struggled with school when we returned to NZ. I am so grateful that I grew up in India and went to an International school because I doubt the NZ system could have supported me in the same way.

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Sue Kingham
6 years ago
I believe New Zealand is missing out on some very talented people by not giving them the support they require to succeed at school

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Gretchen Gulick
6 years ago
I have Dyslexia and if it was identified earlier in my life I would have avoided learned helplessness and other hardships that school failure brings.

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Michelle Fischer
6 years ago
I'm signing because my son is dyslexic and I believe there are more children who are that are just not noticed. I think schools should be catered to for all styles of learning

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Sheryn Comrie
6 years ago
Children with dyslexia / persistent and restricting print disabilities need extra support to remove the barrier to their learning and contribution to society

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Janine Simpson
6 years ago
I have children with SLD's and they need any extra help and understanding of their disabilities.

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Angela Carson
6 years ago
Every child deserves a teacher who understands their specific learning difficulties. Equal rights in the classroom not labelled 'too hard basket"'naughty child".