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LibLink: Sarah Teather – Special needs children deserve more

Writing over in The Guardian, Liberal Democrat minister Sarah Teather says:

John Harris writes of the fight he had to simply get the basic support for his autistic child (Special needs kids deserve better than a rush to reform, 21 May). His experience is a story I have heard over and over again. It is precisely this problem that the coalition government is trying to fix…

I also know the system doesn’t work well enough for children with less severe needs either, such as those with unrecognised language difficulties whose frustration in trying to communicate shows up as angry, even criminal, behaviour.

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LibLink | Sarah Teather: Q&A on special needs provision

Children’s Minister Sarah Teather recently took part in an interview followed by a readers’ Question and Answer session for the Guardian about special needs provision:

Sarah Teather, the children’s minister, comes across as genuinely passionate about helping children with special needs. So much so that at one point in the interview, she got quite cross. The health service is failing some of our most vulnerable children, she said. The chance of a child receiving speech and language therapy is “between low and nil”, while the wait for a wheelchair can be “really long”, she said.

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  • User AvatarDav 31st Jul - 10:15am
    The fact remains that having doctors, engineers, dentists etc benefits the whole of society and therefore taxpayers should fund higher education That 'therefore' is not...
  • User AvatarSimon Boyd 31st Jul - 10:13am
    David Laws and the Cameron-Clegg coalition was certainly better news than any Lib Dems who fancy going into coalition with Jeremy Corbyn.
  • User AvatarPhyllis 31st Jul - 9:58am
    I'm sorry but Tim Farron is not more impressive than Caroline Lucas. I like Tim, but come on.
  • User AvatarPhyllis 31st Jul - 9:56am
    Dav but that is a whole separate issue. I do firmly believe that society as a whole should encourage and enable everyone to be educated...
  • User Avatarnvelope2003 31st Jul - 9:41am
    I suspect that if Corbyn leads Labour the Green vote could fall substantially as he does look a better prospect than Natalie Bennett or Caroline...
  • User AvatarSteve 31st Jul - 9:40am
    @Alistair "The public can sack an MP via an election, we cant sack a Lord. We only rid ourselves of this one because he saw...