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Thursday, March 10 • 10:30 - 10:48
Dyslexia and Mental Health: An Investigation of Emotional Coping Strategie LIMITED

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This research was conducted in preparation to write a book on ‘Dyslexia and Success’. It aims to investigate the traits and coping strategies in everyday successful dyslexics using an interview study of 20+ dyslexic (mixed gender, 18-65yrs) adults, all who identify themselves as being successful. IPA was used to analyse the results of investigative qualitative transcripts. Supportive data includes the results of an online survey of 100 dyslexics who recognise themselves as successful, looking at their motivations, coping strategies and traits. The results of the study indicate that school failure is a distinct motivation for success in the workplace, and that a supportive parent and identification of strengths in childhood are predictors for post-school success. The theory of ‘Post-traumatic growth disorder’ is used to understand successful dyslexics and questions if failure in mainstream schools is integral to post-school success. Other details: This paper is based research for the author’s new book (2017 by Jessica Kingsley Publishers).


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Thursday March 10, 2016 10:30 - 10:48 GMT
Breakout Room 2