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ERIC Number: EJ1105632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
A Facilitation of Dyslexia through a Remediation of Shakespeare's Text
Whitfield, Petronilla
Research in Drama Education, v21 n3 p385-400 2016
This article shares the author's research focusing on the facilitation of acting students with dyslexia in actor-training. For some individuals with dyslexia the translation of the written text into image-based symbols using technological modalities can play a crucial role to access and make concrete the meaning of the words; in this case Shakespeare. Describing the author's exploratory construction of a computer tool to assist students with dyslexia to read Shakespeare's words, the article progresses to focus on one individual with dyslexia, whose illustrative PowerPoint compositions representing Shakespeare's words afforded her an autonomy over the text, while supporting working memory weaknesses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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