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Support dyslexia as a recognised learning disability in Western Australia
Petition Background (Preamble):
5-10% of children and adults struggle with dyslexia daily. Research shows that children with dyslexia are at greater risk of behaving badly at school, becoming socially withdrawn and developing depression. Currently dyslexia is not recognised as a learning disability in any state other than New South Wales. Similar nations such as Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States have 'dyslexia friendly schools'.
With the national focus on standardised testing, it seems incongruous that the Western Australian government does not recognise dyslexia as a learning disability, thereby enabling the appropriate educational support for our dyslexic children.
In Western Australia dyslexia is not recognised as a learning disabilty.
We ask for a full review of the School Education Act 1999 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
The Support dyslexia as a recognised learning disability in Western Australia petition to The Legislative Council of Western Australia was written by Colleen Devlin and is in the category Education at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: dyslexia, naplan, western australai, learning disability