ERIC Number: ED454676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
The Dyslexic Adult in a Non-Dyslexic World.
Morgan, Ellen; Klein, Cynthia
This book offers a comprehensive look at the world of adults with dyslexia based on their personal experiences and perspectives. Aimed at teachers, employers, career advisers, counselors, and others who work with, support, or live with dyslexic adults, the book uses case studies and adult "voices" to illuminate issues affecting adults with dyslexia coping with the demands of a non-dyslexic world. The book examines the dyslexic cognitive style as a central influence on individuals' personal, educational, and work lives and explores the liberating effect of diagnosis and the insights it brings to adults with dyslexia, as well as discussing key issues in diagnosing adults. The text suggests strategies and creative solutions and stresses the importance of capitalizing on the strengths of adults with dyslexia. Finally, it takes a look into the future, suggesting that changes in the 21st century may alter both perceptions of dyslexia and opportunities for adults with dyslexia, and encourages the non-dyslexic world to value the creative contributions which adults with dyslexia can make. (Contains approximately 125 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Behavior Patterns, Case Studies, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Style, Coping, Dyslexia, Employment, Genetics, Life Events, Self Concept, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Work Environment
Taylor & Francis Group, 7625 Empire Drive, Florence, KY 41042 ($33.95). Tel: 800-634-7064 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Consultant in Dyslexia, Margaret Snowling. Published by Whurr Publishers Ltd.