Government minister speaks about her dyslexia diagnosis

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A Cabinet Office minister has spoken about her dyslexia diagnosis in the House of Commons.

Penny Mordaunt spoke about the severe diagnosis of the learning difficulty on Monday (February 22).

The subject arose in a general debate on Covid-19.

Ms Mordaunt told MPs about the diagnosis as part of a discussion into children with learning disabilities being unable to access school.

It was an issue raised by Conservative MP Tom Hunt (Ipswich).

Mr Hunt said: ““One plea, one specific point, would be when we are thinking about the catch-up strategy, that there is particular attention paid to those with special educational needs.

“Yes, those who have been ineligible to come in and have an EHC (education, health and care) plan, but also those who don’t, those who maybe have dyslexia and dyspraxia, and who have actually been severely negatively impacted by closure of schools.

“No one child’s experience has been the same, some have actually done okay through home learning, but some have struggled immensely and some of those children have had dyslexia and some of them have had dyspraxia.”

Ms Mordaunt responded: “(Mr Hunt) pointed to the plight of people with a learning disability who are having to not be in a school setting, I have huge sympathy with this.

“This summer, at the age of 47, I was diagnosed with very serve dyslexia and I know that distance learning, working from home, can really exacerbate those difficulties.”

Health Secretary Matt Hancock spoke about his own dyslexia diagnosis, which he received while attending Oxford University.



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