Matt Hancock to call for dyslexia screening for all primary school children

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Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock MP will call on all children to be screened for dyslexia before leaving primary school in an address to the House of Commons on Tuesday.

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Mr Hancock, who was not diagnosed with dyslexia until he went to Oxford University, will introduce a dyslexia screening bill as he calls on fellow lawmakers to support “significant” reform.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Mr Hancock said people who cannot read or write properly are more likely to be unemployed and be involved in crime.

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“Simple early screening and education will go a long way toward helping dyslexics in the workplace and out of the cycle of crime, and will be of great value to businesses that can make the most of all that potential,” he said. Wrote.

I will tell my good friend Nadim Zhavi that we cannot deal with illiteracy without falling prey to dyslexia

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Mr Hancock added: “I look forward to making the case for the House of Commons as to why this reform is so important.

“I welcome the new Secretary of Education’s recent commitment to a white paper tackling illiteracy. I would say to my good friend Nadim Jahvi that we cannot tackle illiteracy without falling prey to dyslexia.

“Everyone has a contribution, and in politics it’s our job to help people make it. But the system holds dyslexic people behind—when, in fact, the potential has never been higher. Today’s bill puts that potential.” A small step towards release.”

Mr Hancock said: “I am passionate about improving support for dyslexic people – and for all those who suffer from neurodiversity – because I feel like I was one of the lucky ones.

“I had great teachers and good maths, so I could have found a wonderful university that could get me on the right track.”

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