Adult Dyslexia: A Guide for the Workplace

By Gary Fitzgibbon; Brian O'Connor | Go to book overview
Contents
About the Authorsix
Prefacexi
1Adult Dyslexia: Myths, Realities and Success1
Introduction1
Problems of Defining Dyslexia for the Workplace1
Appropriate and Inappropriate Approaches to Identifying Dyslexia4
How Schools Fail Dyslexic Children5
Factors Determining Educational Success for Dyslexics6
The Role of Ability in Overcoming Dyslexic Weaknesses6
How Children May Compensate for Failures in the School System6
How Learning Environments Influence Dyslexic Performance8
The Myth of the Dyslexic's Poor Literacy Skills8
How Schools Identify and Fail to Identify Dyslexic Children9
The Myth of the Dyslexic's Low Intelligence11
Why Successful Dyslexics Go Unnoticed12
Appropriate and Inappropriate Training for Adult Dyslexics13
Information Technology as a Solution to Literacy Weaknesses14
A Training Programme for Adult Dyslexics16
The Elusiveness of Adult Dyslexia17
Are Adult Dyslexics More Than Child Dyslexics Grown Up?18
Distinguishing Adult Dyslexia from Child Dyslexia20
What Determines Success in the Workplace for Dyslexics21
The Importance of Gaining Control22
2How Society Can Disable or Empower Dyslexics25
Introduction25
Approaches to Understanding Disability25
The Effect of the Medical Model of Disability26
An Alternative to the Medical Model26
How Models of Disability Determine Life Experiences27
The Civil Rights Approach to Disability Politics28
The Origin and Persistence of the Medical Model of Dyslexia29

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