The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

Adults with Learning Disabilities and Self-Disclosure in Higher Education and Beyond

Adults with Learning Disabilities and Self-Disclosure in Higher Education and Beyond

Adults with learning disabilities and self-disclosure in higher education and beyond

This chapter

  • provides insights into the perceptions of adults with dyslexia;
  • discusses how dyslexia can impact on all aspects of life;
  • highlights the importance of listening to, and acknowledging the needs of adults with dyslexia;
  • discusses the importance of self-disclosure as a means of achieving self-advocacy for young people with dyslexia.

Much of the literature on learning disabilities and dyslexia has focused on facts and figures to illustrate important concepts about this often confusing, invisible disability. Nevertheless, there is much more to the picture than that -the stories of real people in real-life situations. This is especially important when discussing adults with learning disabilities. Little ...

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