Poor reading ‘points to UK schools’ neglect of deaf’

Britain’s deaf children are being “failed by the education system”, a new study suggests.

Researchers say more than half the deaf children they assessed had reading difficulties as severe as the problems faced by hearing dyslexic children.

The team found there are no specific interventions routinely offered to deaf children to support reading.

The Department for Education says it is giving £1m to councils in England over two years to help deaf children.

Further read at: www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-26240043