Magazine article Perspectives on Language and Literacy

Understanding and Coping with Transitions

Magazine article Perspectives on Language and Literacy

Understanding and Coping with Transitions

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The transition from high school to college or a job can be challenging for anyone, but especially someone with dyslexia or another learning disability. Young people go from the relatively sheltered world of school to the sometimes harsh world of post-secondary education or their first full-time job. In the world outside of school, there are few, if any, mentors, many choices, complicated decisions, and the expectation that you will function as a responsible adult.

The articles in this issue provide many ways to help people with dyslexia cope with this new reality. They include suggestions for strategies such as developing an understanding of one's strengths and weaknesses, using support offered by peers and family, working on self-regulation and monitoring, taking advantage of one-on-one tutoring, and setting realistic goals. …

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