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Dyslexia and Self-Concept: Seeking a Dyslexic Identity

Dyslexia and Self-Concept: Seeking a Dyslexic Identity

Robert Burden

ISBN: 978-1-861-56483-2

Mar 2005

108 pages

Select type: Paperback

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This book addresses the important area of dyslexic children' s perception of themselves and how this is shaped by people and processes within their early school careers.

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.

The Self-concept and its Relationship to Educational Achievement.

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.

Boys'own stories.

Pulling it all Together.



" … accessible and thought-provoking..." (Dyslexia Review, May 2006)

"…this book makes for an engaging and though-provoking read for anyone interested in the main topics." (Debate, June 2007)