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ERIC Number: EJ777328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Perspectives of Mothers of Children with Dyslectic Difficulties Concerning Their Encounters with School: A Swedish Example
Roll-Pettersson, Lise; Mattson, Eva Heimdahl
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v22 n4 p409-423 Nov 2007
The aim of this study was to acquire in-depth understanding of parental experiences and encounters with the school system relative to having a child with dyslexia or experiencing difficulties with reading and writing (dyslectic difficulties). Mothers of seven children who attended lower or upper secondary school were interviewed. The interviews were analyzed using qualitative methods. According to the participants, schools often failed to identify their child's difficulties that led to lack of appropriate support. The mothers were active in allocating support and developing strategies to alleviate lowered self-esteem. individual education programmes (IEPs) were not used regularly. Highlighted is the need for a more explicit national policy regarding parental and children's rights in regard to dyslectic difficulties. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden