The Dyslexic Adult in A Non–Dyslexic World. Dyslexia Series (Whurr)

  • ID: 2223014
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The Dyslexic Adult: Living in a non–dyslexic world is aimed at teachers, employers, careers advisers, counsellors and any others who work with, support or live with dyslexic adults. Using case studies and adult "voices" to illustrate and elaborate their points, the authors explore a range of issues affecting dyslexic adults. The book approaches the understanding of dyslexia through the perspective of the dyslexic adult and through examining the dyslexic "cognitive style" approaches an understanding of the lives of dyslexic adults through examining their cognitive style and its impact on how this affects them in their personal, academic educational (academic doesn′t have the same general meaning in Britain where it is used to oppose vocational) and work lives. It explores the importance of diagnosis and discusses many of the contentious issues surrounding the assessment of in assessing dyslexic adults. It suggests strategies and creative solutions for dyslexic difficulties as well as ways of exploiting? capitalising on? using? dyslexic strengths. Finally, it takes a look into the future, suggesting that changes in the 21st century may alter perceptions of dyslexia and the opportunities for role which dyslexic adults play in society, and encourages the non–dyslexic world to value the contributions which dyslexic adults can make.
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Part 1.

Starting Points.

The Dyslexic Cognitive Style.

Diagnosis.

Definitions and Being "dyslexic".

Part 2.

Living in The Non–dyslexic World – personal, Family, Work and Study Life.

Formative Influences.

Self–esteem and patterns of Behaviour.

Dyslexia in The Family.

Choosing a job or Career.

Experiences and Creative Solutions in The Workplace.

The Dyslexic Adult and The learning Context.

Supporting Dyslexic Learners –remediation or Remedy?

From basic Literacy Classes to a University Degree and Beyond – a Longitudinal Case study.

Part 3.

Turning Points.

Dyslexia in The 21st Century.

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