ERIC Number: EJ1057024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
Auditory Processing Learning Disability, Suicidal Ideation, and Transformational Faith
Bailey, Frank S.; Yocum, Russell G.
Journal of Research on Christian Education, v24 n1 p3-24 2015
The purpose of this personal experience as a narrative investigation is to describe how an auditory processing learning disability exacerbated--and how spirituality and religiosity relieved--suicidal ideation, through the lived experiences of an individual born and raised in the United States. The study addresses: (a) how an auditory processing learning disability affected the primary participant's view of life as a child, adolescent, and young adult, (b) how religiosity and spirituality helped to reframe that outlook after a near-fatal suicide attempt, and (c) how spirituality and religiosity serve to moderate the primary participant's current view of life. Data were obtained from interviews, observations, and documents. The results elucidate how auditory learning disabilities can have a detrimental effect on psychosocial functioning and, conversely, how religiosity and spirituality can moderate that effect.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Listening Comprehension, Auditory Perception, Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, Interviews, Observation, Suicide, Personal Narratives, Self Esteem, Socialization, Interpersonal Relationship, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Developmental Stages, Alcohol Abuse, Educational Experience, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
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