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Dyslexia Foundation Launches School Programme

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Wellington, Oct 16 NZPA - A programme offering schools guidance about dealing with dyslexia was launched today, with all New Zealand schools invited to take part.

The Dyslexia Foundation of NZ's guide to tackling dyslexia in the classroom included suggested changes such as replacing white paper with coloured paper that is easier for dyslexic students to read from.

The foundation employed British dyslexia consultant Neil MacKay to help create the programme.

The foundation said an estimated 70,000 students had the learning difficulty, which had been linked with social dysfunction if not properly dealt with.

The Ministry of Education formally recognised dyslexia -- which refers to people with a range of persistent reading and writing difficulties or disabilities -- in 2007.

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