When does a child qualify for exam concessions?
You might be asking, “What is exam concessions?” Well, to explain it in the best way possible I would say that it is when extra time to read or write is given to a learner this also includes a scribe and reader if needed.
Take a few minutes and answer the following questions:
- Does your child struggle with the following when reading?
a. Reversal of letters, for example, ‘b’ and ‘d’;
b. Reading of sight words – can read it today, but tomorrow it seems difficult;
d. Omitting syllables (either beginning, middle, or end of words);
e. Reading the first part or a letter of a word and then make up their own words.
- Does your child struggle with the following when writing?
a. Reversal of letters, for example ‘b’ and ‘d’;
b. Staying on the lines;
c. Letter formation;
d. Only write parts of words (leaving out syllables);
e. Pen / Pencil grip;
- Does your child struggle with concentration?
b. Struggle to sit still and focus on the work he/she is busy with;
c. Teacher complains about task completion;
- Does your child experience dyslexia symptoms?
Speak to someone if you circled some of the above questions as true. We at Smartschool can also assist or refer you to a specialist. Send us an email or comment on the post for assisstance.
Give your child the tools he / she needs to succeed!
Lots of love