Dyslexia in UK higher education and employment: an introduction and overview

Brunswick, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6652-5016 (2012) Dyslexia in UK higher education and employment: an introduction and overview. In: Supporting dyslexic adults in higher education and the workplace. Brunswick, Nicola ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6652-5016, ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9780470974797. [Book Section]

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The year 2009 saw the publication of the Rose review of dyslexia (Rose, 2009). This was an independent review commissioned by the UK government to evaluate provision for children with dyslexia and literacy difficulties, and to make recommendations on how the identification, teaching and educational outcomes of these pupils might be improved. While this focus on the needs of dyslexic children is welcomed, dyslexia causes life-long difficulties so it is important also to consider the needs of dyslexic adults. Many of these adults may have gone through their school lives and into employment with little, if any, dedicated dyslexia support. There is a need, therefore, to increase awareness of what can be done (and legally, what should be done) to meet the practical and emotional needs of these individuals.

This is the goal of this book which is aimed at dyslexic adults and professionals who support them in higher education and the workplace. These professionals might include educational and occupational psychologists, specialist dyslexia tutors, speech and language therapists, careers advisors, disability advisors and welfare officers. The book also offers a wealth of practical advice to employers on how best to meet the specific needs of their dyslexic staff, and it highlights some of the skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Ebook ISBN: 9781119944614. Paperback ISBN: 9780470974780.
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 9197
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Depositing User: Dr Nicola Brunswick
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2012 07:02
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:46
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/9197

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