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    Just a quick question, Becky our middle daughter has dyslexia and dyspraxia, both are mild but the combination of the two causes problems educationally. This is no reason to hinder the PR application is it?

    She is fine medically, just wondered if immigration would take it as a negative.

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    No, conditions like those do not come in to immigration as they are not directly a burden on health resources, which is basically what the medicals are there to prove.

    Slight educational problems like those are no different to a child who is just slow / awkward by nature.
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    Thanks Taffy, thats good news.

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    I've done a bit of research about children with special needs (e.g. dyslexia) with the Principal of our daughters school, and this is what he came up with - might be of use to anyone to whom special needs education is a concern:

    1) Your child must be medically and officially recognised as having (in this case) dyslexia, i.e. documentation to prove it, following assessment from GP, health visitor, or qualified professional. And be prepared to possibly have to go through some assessments again when you get over here.

    2) Not all mainstream schools in NZ cater for children who need a little extra help. You can find out from the Ministry of Education here which schools do have in-house facilities available. Your child will also not necessarily be given an immediate place even they are top priority for special needs. If there is a waiting list, they will be slotted in there somewhere until a place is made available for them.

    So in short, there is help available if needed, but not in all areas and possibly not straight away.....

    HTH

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    Thanks for that Welshgirl that is useful to know.

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