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Thursday, March 10 • 13:50 - 14:08
Dyslexia and Success: Out of Despair comes the phoenix of success LIMITED

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Dyslexia and Success: Out of despair comes thephoenix of success Neil Alexander-PasseHead of Learning Support, Mill Hill School,Londonneilpasse@aol.co.uk Based on the author’s new book (2017 byJessica Kingsley Publishers). This researchinvestigates the nature of everyday successamongst dyslexics, looking at their motivationsand stories of battling against the odds. Thisstudy understands why many dyslexics onlysucceed post-school, and why others do not.This research will be used in schools to developsuccessful outcomes for young dyslexics. N=20 successful dyslexic adults, male/female.Investigative IPA methodology, IPA datathen moved into quantitative charts to aidunderstanding. N=100 survey monkey also usedto gain an understanding of the field of dyslexiaand success N=20 dyslexic adults as a focusgroup investigated the subjectMany identified with failing at school, andhaving non-academic success. Their failure atschool motivated them to do well in business.Many had ‘chips on their shoulders’ aboutnot succeeding as per their peers. Many overachievedin life, and in multiple fields. Thetheory of ‘Post-traumatic growth disorder’ isused to understand successful dyslexics andquestions if failure in mainstream schools isintegral to post-school success.


Thursday March 10, 2016 13:50 - 14:08 GMT
Breakout Room 2