The aim of this dissertation is to look at “what strategies are used by teachers and teaching assistants in schools, to support children with dyslexia in UK primary schools?

Research Questions

  • How is dyslexia diagnosed?
  1. A) Medical Model/Labels (Explain how the medical model was first used in schools)
  2. B) Educational/Social model (then explain how the Educational and social models were used and how the social model changed the way dyslexia was seen in schools).

2) How is dyslexia identified in the classroom?

3) Explain the latest Interventions/support used in primary schools

4)  What support do teachers give primary school children?

5)  What help do teaching assistants give in the classroom?

6)  What training is required for teachers and teaching assistants before they can help children with special educational needs like dyslexia?