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ERIC Number: EJ815942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-0266-7363
Services for Children with Dyslexia--The Child's Experience
Nugent, Mary
Educational Psychology in Practice, v24 n3 p189-206 Sep 2008
This study evaluates and compares special educational services for children with dyslexia in three different Irish educational settings: special schools, reading units and mainstream resource provision. The emphasis is on the child's experience of special education. Participants were dyslexic children aged 8-13 who had been accessing special educational services for two academic years. Data collection involved individual interviews with each of the 100 children. Further data about the child's experience were collected by parental questionnaire. Results suggested that while children overall were happy and evaluated special educational services positively across all three settings, children in special schools and reading units seemed to be happier and to have more positive experiences than children attending mainstream resource provision. The discussion considers the implications of these findings in the context of the inclusion debate in special education. It also considers the limitations of this small-scale study and the need for further research. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland