Having travelled this road, I am deeply sympathetic with parents who struggle to find services for their children who may have learning disabilities. It is increasingly difficult to find affordable services for some children who come from less wealthy families, but any teacher can tell you the cost of a lack of early intervention. Thank the good Lord for the high quality of state primary education: sadly, Catholic schools often lack the resources.

Parents forced to go private to treat child learning disorders

The Sydney Morning Herald
10 Sep 2011

WHEN seven-year-old Peter Lukeides fell behind in reading and his classroom behaviour deteriorated, his mother, Nicole, took him to a speech pathologist. â€�â€�He didn’t have any confidence,’’ Mrs Lukeides said. â€�â€�When it came to reading, it was…read more…