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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:44 pm 

Joined: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:25 pm
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Location: Kent

I've just joined this forum. I wonder whether there are any parents out there who have a child with any specific learning difficulties, like dyslexia, who go on to a grammar or superselective grammar, and how their child finds it.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:08 pm 

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I have a DS which is dyslexic and attends a superselective in west kent.

I have heard that a lot of GSs do have a number of SEN children as even if they have ADHD or dyspraxia, it is IQ that GS are meant to be looking for.

It would also depend on the type of entrance exam the school has, Kent does not really test English, so a child which is poor at English due to dyslexia but bright in NVR would be less disadvantaged than in other areas where the 11+ might be VR and English.

I would recommend that you do not rule out GSs for your DD, but go along to the open evenings and talk to the teachers and SenCo, you can then get a feel of how the school deals with children with SpLDs.

PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:56 pm 

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Hi SSm
I know it's a long time since you posted this but I wondered which superselective your ds attended as my severely dyslexic ds is on the waiting list for skinners and it would be good to hear of others experiences

PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:12 pm 

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Hi charliemo

Hope you don't mind me asking but did your DS get extra time or any other allowance when he sat the Kent test? I have a dyslexic DD who will sit the Kent (plus Bexley and Newstead) test in Sep 2014.

We have an Ed Psych report which states
"Her spelling is very poor - a standard score of 68 - 2nd percentile.
This level of spelling weakness would automatically allow for access
arrangements for future public examinations within the next two years."

I have read on this forum that people have struggled to get extra time from Bexley for dyslexia but have no idea how people in Kent or Newstead have got on. I would be pleased to hear of any one else's experiences as the registration process for 2014 is about to start.

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