Dyslexia & Equality
The Interplay Between the Disabilities of Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD
Dyslexia can co-occur with other neurodevelopmental conditions such as ADHD. Because individuals are born with dyslexia, ADHD other conditions such as autism these conditions often meet the criteria of a disability under the Equality Act 2010.
That is, they are:
- Substantial; and
- Have a long-term effect on the individual’s normal day to day activities.
Extra Time In Examinations and Additional Support
The implications for of this in the for school, college and university students is that these students have special educational needs. They should be entitled to extra time to complete examination, additional tuition and other reasonable adjustments to the way that they are taught. For those in university are entitled to a grant from Student Finance England – to purchase the additional equipment and tuition they need.