It draws upon hitherto neglected psychological concepts such as self–efficacy, locus of control and learned helplessness to explain within a social–interactivist framework the powerful effect of self–perceptions on the social, emotional and academic development of dyslexics. Techniques for assessing these factors are described and research evidence is provided to demonstrate how a sense of dyslexic pride associated with positive academic outcomes can be achieved.
The book is aimed at teachers, teacher–trainers, parents and academics researching developmental aspects of dyslexia, but combines scholarship and research in a manner that makes it accessible to adult dyslexics also.
A theoretical Framework for Investigating Dyslexics′ Personal Appraisal and Sense of Identity.
Approaches to Assessment.
Learning Careers as Foundations for The formation of a Dyslexic Identity.
How it Feels to be Dyslexic.
Pulling it all Together.
"…this book makes for an engaging and though–provoking read for anyone interested in the main topics." ( Debate , June 2007)