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BBC REPORT http://goo.gl/FDAgLJ
Poor reading ‘points to UK schools’ neglect of deaf’
By Patrick Howse BBC News, Education reporter
“Oral deaf” children, who communicate by speaking rather than sign language, are “needlessly falling behind” with reading, the report says
Britain’s deaf children are being “failed by the education system”, a new study suggests.
Researchers say more than half the deaf children they assessed had reading difficulties as severe as the problems faced by hearing dyslexic children.
The team found there are no specific interventions routinely offered to deaf children to support reading.
The study was carried out by a team from City University London, and was funded by the Nuffield Foundation.
Will they never learn? I am not just talking about deaf children?