Liberal Democract AM Aled Roberts raised concerns over the lack of provisions made in schools for pupils with dyslexia as he led a short debate on his chosen subject on 18 July 2012.
The North Wales AM noted lack of age appropriate books for dyslexic pupils, lack of provision to train dyslexic teachers in Welsh and refusal by some local authorities to acknowledge the condition amongst the problems to be addressed.
Responding to the debate the Deputy Minister for Skills Jeff Cuthbert announced that he himself is dyslexic and therefore fully appreciates the support needed for dyslexic students and their families.
He stressed his commitment to address the problem with early intervention and noted that from September 2012 newly qualified teachers will be offered the chance to follow a masters degree which will include a module on special needs teaching.
Mr Cuthbert also announced a programme of action which will address special needs teaching.