Thurrock MP Jackie Doyle-Price threw her support behind Matt Hancock’s bill to demand dyslexia screening in primary schools.
Dyslexia is believed to affect 10% of the population, but as little as 1 in 5 are diagnosed at school. It leads their education to fail them. 50% of our prison population has dyslexia.
Jackie Doyle-Price said, “Early diagnosis can transform the life chances of people with dyslexia. It is our job to make sure that everyone has access to the best chances to thrive at school. Dyslexia screening will ensure that we stop failing so many children. I am pleased to support Matt in this. He is himself someone who has to manage his dyslexia”
The Bill failed to pass to Committee stage on this occasion but will be resumed later in the Parliamentary session.