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Caskey, Jacqueline; Innes, Peter; Lovell, Geoff P. – Support for Learning, 2018
Dyslexia is known as a Learning Disability (LD), a reading disability and a neurological disability; yet there is confusion about dyslexia and the associated support required in learning. Challenges are experienced by adult students with dyslexia in both social and organisational contexts. This study explored the life experiences of adult students…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Adult Students, Self Concept
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Mccormack-Colbert, Anna; Wyn Jones, Susan; Ware, Jean – Support for Learning, 2017
The lack of consensus over the origins of dyslexia, assessment practices and the impact on learners across languages has led to different approaches to support being adopted across Europe. This study uses a case study design and aims at gaining an understanding of learners with dyslexic tendencies' experiences and perceptions of Welsh and French…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Dyslexia, Student Needs, Case Studies
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Montgomery, Diane – Support for Learning, 2017
Research has shown that dyslexics have an inability to establish sound-symbol correspondence, phonological awareness and alphabetic knowledge by the normal teaching methods used in schools. In new research with Reception year children, ages 4 and 5 years, it was found that 90 per cent on entry to 8 Reception classes had not established sound to…
Descriptors: Identification, Dyslexia, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence, Teaching Methods
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Soni, Anita – Support for Learning, 2017
This article describes a small-scale study exploring the perspectives of five undergraduate students with dyslexia. Semi-structured interviews were conducted in two universities in the UK. The interviews explored participants' perceptions of their dyslexia label and how it had affected their academic success. The aim of the research was to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, Undergraduate Students, Semi Structured Interviews
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Ghanaat Pisheh, Etrat Alzahra; Sadeghpour, Narges; Nejatyjahromy, Yaser; Mir Nasab, Mir Mahmoud – Support for Learning, 2017
Cooperative teaching is the result of efforts made by two educators for teaching a heterogeneous group of students, especially one including those with specific needs, due to reading disorders for instance. The present study serves as an experimental investigation focusing on the effect of cooperative teaching on the development of reading skills…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Reading Skills, Reading Difficulties
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Taylor, Mark; Turnbull, Yvonne; Bleasdale, Jo; Francis, Hulya; Forsyth, Henry – Support for Learning, 2016
Intended UK government changes to the Disabled Students' Allowance will have a significant impact on the support that UK universities provide for students with disabilities. In this article we examine the types of transformation that may be needed to support for university students with disabilities, from a socio-technical perspective. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Higher Education, Educational Change
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Brown, Julian; Bell, Sheena – Support for Learning, 2014
This small-scale qualitative study examines professional and parental perspectives of dyslexia within international schools located in Bangkok. The views of participants indicated that there is a need for a greater awareness of "dyslexia-friendly" approaches in these settings and a lack of resources to support the identification and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dyslexia, International Schools, Qualitative Research
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Earey, Alison – Support for Learning, 2013
This article reports on research that was carried out with parents in order to understand the education system in England from their viewpoint through in-depth, semi-structured interviews with seven parents, who were largely sourced through a local dyslexia specialist tutor. The data were analysed by using cross-sectional analysis in order to…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Wennas Brante, Eva – Support for Learning, 2013
Better understanding of the diverse reading abilities of people with dyslexia is necessary for the design of more effective learning situations, which are vital both to students with dyslexia and to their teachers. Seven individuals with dyslexia currently or formerly in higher education were interviewed about their reading experiences to learn…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Processes, Semi Structured Interviews, Reading Ability
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Boyle, Christopher; Jindal-Snape, Divya – Support for Learning, 2012
This article attempts to bring to the fore of educational practice the importance of considering the visual-perceptual condition of Meares-Irlen syndrome (MIS) when identifying students who have prolonged reading difficulties. Dyslexia is a frequently used term which can be used to label children who have specific difficulties with reading and/or…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Reading Difficulties, School Psychologists, Educational Practices
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Rontou, Maria – Support for Learning, 2012
This article deals with differentiation of teaching methods and extra time in class for pupils with dyslexia by English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers in two Greek state secondary schools. Activity theory is applied to analyse the contradictions that emerge around the issue of differentiation for pupils with dyslexia from data compiled from…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Teaching Methods, Dyslexia, English (Second Language)
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Conway, Paul F.; Amberson, Jessica – Support for Learning, 2011
Mobile technology-enhanced literacy initiatives have become a focus of efforts to support learning for students with literacy difficulties. The "Laptops Initiative for Post-Primary Students with Dyslexia or other Reading/Writing Difficulties" offers insights into and addresses questions about ICT policy making regarding m-learning technologies for…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Dyslexia, Data Analysis, Literacy Education
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Casserly, Ann Marie – Support for Learning, 2011
In this article the author reports on the experiences of 20 children who attended a reading class/reading school for a placement period before returning to mainstream. While the original much larger doctoral study encompassed parents' and teachers' perspectives, this article is confined to the views of children. Their prevailing positive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Childhood Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Educational Attitudes
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Kirwan, Bernadette; Leather, Carol – Support for Learning, 2011
This article reports research using case studies of 22 university students receiving study skills development funded by the Disabled Student's Allowance at an independent dyslexia consultancy. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted. The students identify the primary benefits of the tuition as: developing an understanding of dyslexia…
Descriptors: Dyslexia, Interviews, Study Skills, Case Studies
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Gibson, Suanne; Kendall, Lynne – Support for Learning, 2010
Students with dyslexia often experience low self-esteem and, linked with this, low academic achievement. Our research, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy, was carried out by academics in two universities, one in the south-west of England and one in the north-west, over 2009-2010. It set out to address "transitions and questions of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Student Attitudes, Self Esteem
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