Specific Learning Difficulties is an umbrella that Dyslexia comes under.
Other difficulties such as Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia also come under this term.
The most important points are:-
1. The school HAS recognised your child as having a difficulty. The actual
label is a secondary issue.
2. You certainly DON'T have to wait a year to expect the school to do
anything. If the school has already recognised your child as having
difficulties then they have a statutory duty to provide the appropriate
support that meets your child's needs.
What you need to be doing is asking the school what support they are
providing SPECIFICALLY for your child in order to address your child's
needs. Don't be fobbed off with any excuses , such as your child is not old
enough, or they cant afford to put any help in place. They have a
statutory duty to identify and support your child's needs. A label is not
absolutely necessary for them to do this.
I have produced free booklets, that can be downloaded from my site, giving
tips and advice to teachers and parents on how they can help support
Dyslexic children. You might find them of some use. Feel free to print them
out and send one to your child's school.
Hope this has been of some help to you.
Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) Tutor