SEN software to benefit students with learning difficulties sitting exams – green light given to schools by Joint Council for Qualifications

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Published by Hayley Enright for Livewire Public Relations in Education

Further to a ruling by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ), students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia who were typically challenged in exam conditions can now legally use text-to-speech software, such as Read&Write GOLD from Texthelp Ltd. Read&Write GOLD has been designed to improve reading and writing and aids comprehension of on-screen text. According to the Department for Education, 17% of school children have some form of special educational needs (SEN) such as dyslex...

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