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Equity Gap Between Low And High Decile Schools Persists

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 10:20 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Low decile New Zealand secondary schools continue to lag significantly behind high decile counterparts in catering for students with learning differences, and more than half of decile 1 schools have no students receiving assistance at NCEA exam ... More >>

Recommendations For Dyslexia, Autism And Dyspraxia

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 12:21 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

A Parliamentary Select Committee report into the learning needs of students with dyslexia, autism and dyspraxia is well meaning but ineffectual unless tougher recommendations are implemented to give it teeth, says Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ). More >>

Ongoing Silence on SAC Funding - Dyslexia Foundation

Friday, 21 March 2014, 3:27 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Funding remains a key pressure point in new plans to target low decile schools to make applications for NZQA Special Assessment Conditions (SACs), says Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand. More >>

Auction of Renowned Artist’s Works to Benefit DFNZ

Monday, 9 September 2013, 2:52 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

A significant collection of artworks from internationally renowned British artist Mackenzie Thorpe will go under the virtual hammer this month to help raise funds for the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ). More >>

Redford Big Picture Documentary Available Nationwide

Monday, 6 May 2013, 2:40 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ) will next week launch a nationwide grassroots film screening initiative to provide free DVDs for local showings of acclaimed dyslexia documentary, ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia. More >>

Dyslexic Get ‘Permission’ To Learn Differently

Monday, 7 June 2010, 1:29 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Teachers from 15 schools around the Queenstown and Central Otago district and interested parents gathered at Millbrook Resort on Saturday (June 5) to hear from one of the world’s foremost thinkers on dyslexia. More >>

Leading dyslexia expert to deliver workshop

Wednesday, 26 May 2010, 1:14 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

One of the world’s foremost thinkers on dyslexia is coming to Queenstown to deliver an exciting new workshop for parents and teachers. More >>

Expert: NZ schools put kids on path to crime

Monday, 15 June 2009, 10:51 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Traditional ways of dealing with dyslexia in the classroom are a formula for failure – creating low self-esteem and pushing kids towards a life of crime, according to a visiting international dyslexia expert. Neil Mackay is in New Zealand to host ... More >>

NZ musicians join forces for dyslexia awareness

Thursday, 11 June 2009, 10:10 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Some of New Zealand’s most respected music industry figures have come together to produce a single to celebrate Dyslexia Action Week, which runs 15-21 June. More >>

The negative impacts of childhood learning issues

Friday, 28 November 2008, 12:05 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand chair of trustees Guy Pope-Mayell said today that new research showing 90% of prison inmates were not functionally literate was further evidence of the potentially destructive impacts of childhood learning difficulties. More >>

Dyslexia Foundation launches revolutionary guide

Thursday, 16 October 2008, 9:03 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Dyslexia Foundation launches revolutionary guide for schools in face of political inaction Dyslexia in schools a ticking time bomb More >>

Launch of revolutionary guide for schools

Thursday, 16 October 2008, 1:22 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ) today launched a revolutionary guide for New Zealand schools to tackle dyslexia in the classroom – a resource designed to support educators on the frontlines in the absence of dedicated government funding ... More >>

Fisher Galleries donates close to $40,000

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 11:41 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Christchurch fine art dealer Fisher Galleries today announced a donation of almost $40,000 to the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand (DFNZ). The money was raised through the sale of artworks at their Victoria Street Gallery. More >>

Govt challenged to front up with dyslexia funding

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 3:24 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

The Dyslexia Foundation today challenged the Government to put up or shut up after it last night failed to deliver a specific funding package to address dyslexia in New Zealand schools, something which has been promised since November last year. More >>

Teachers want funding for dyslexic students

Friday, 13 June 2008, 1:20 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Results released today from a ground-breaking survey of attitudes to dyslexia in New Zealand schools show 95% of teachers and educational professionals surveyed believe the Government should allocate specific funding for dyslexic students. More >>

Dyslexia – it’s time to hear from the front line

Tuesday, 13 May 2008, 9:41 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

New Zealand teachers will this week have the opportunity to have their say on dyslexia with a ground-breaking online survey being launched by the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand. More >>

4D - paving the way for dyslexia friendly schools

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 9:55 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Please find attached, and below, a media release from the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand announcing the launch of 4D, a pioneering new programme to establish a register of dyslexia friendly schools. More >>

Ministry of Education starts dyslexia programme

Wednesday, 17 October 2007, 10:48 am | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Please find following (and attached) the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand’s response to moves across the Tasman this week to label dyslexia a disability within their education system and the Ministry of Education’s media release about its progress ... More >>

Dyslexia foundation pleased with progress

Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 4:39 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

The Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand says progress made by the Ministry of Education to address dyslexia in schools is exceeding expectations, but stresses the government must now ensure additional funding is made available to fully deliver on the planned ... More >>

Dyslexia Foundation and Ministry plan next steps

Sunday, 29 April 2007, 1:21 pm | Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand

Talks have begun between the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand and the Ministry of Education on ways to support dyslexic students. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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