§ 22. Mr. Edwin Wainwright
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in view of the shortage of teachers with special training required for children with all kinds of speaking difficulties, she will now make a statement, taking into account the Warnock Committee's report on her future plans to provide the necessary places and teachers for these children.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Though teachers of children who have difficulties of speech or language are not required 107W to possess specialist teaching qualifications, some courses of initial training now include elements of linguistics and speech therapy. There is a growing interest among serving teachers in the short courses on the education of these children arranged by my Department.
The Warnock Report recommends further expansion and development of both initial and in-service training in the teaching of children with special educational needs. Consultations about these and other recommendations will start shortly.