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Dyslexia: Dating, Marriage & Parenthood
Investigating communication difficulties
This new innovative book aims to investigate adults with dyslexics and their long-term relationships are affected by their learning differences. Non-dyslexic partners were interviewed and they make several interesting claims that communication is affected.
Dyslexia & Creativity: Investigations from Differing Perspectives
This book investigates with many worldwide experts in the field, the claim that dyslexics are more creative. Academic, personal and alternative perspectives are used to understand this interesting topic.
Dyslexia & Mental Health: Investigations from Differing Perspectives
This book aims to investigate with many worldwide experts in dyslexia, the emotional impact of having a learning difference. It looks at self-harming, attempted suicide, depression and personality changes.
Dyslexia and Mental Health: Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope
Dyslexia is a complex condition that affects not only learning but every part of life. Experience or fear of social stigma can lead people with dyslexia to camouflage the difficulties they face, to withdraw and to adopt negative coping strategies, particularly if they lack adequate support, identification and intervention. This can have lasting impact on their emotional health.
Dyslexia & Depression: The Hidden Sorrow
An Investigation of Cause & Effect
This book investigates how dyslexia and depression/ mental health are linked. In that the emotional side of dyslexia, and social exclusion lead many dyslexics to withdraw, self-harm, and attempt suicide as children, teenagers and adults.
The Dyslexic Virus
This dyslexia-themed thriller begins in Italy at the Museo Leonardiano in Vinci, the museum dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci, with two researchers, Mike and Bob from IBM and Intel investigating several old notebooks that they hoped would reveal inventions by the genius that was da Vinci to benefit their respective companies.What they found were volumes that began a biochemical-based adventure into the plague and other diseases of that era, which were brought to life.
Dyslexia: The Ultimate
This book tells the story of Josh a school boy in Year 6 at primary school. He is having problems in class and daydreams a lot to cope with lessons he perceives as boring (‘boring lessons and boring reading books’).
This story tells of their mum’s battle with the school, fighting the injustice they see in their son’s education. This story is told from the boys perspective of how this is affects them.
The Deceitful Dyslexic
This book tells the story of David, an unidentified dyslexic who believes he is stupid and lazy, well that’s what everyone including his teachers called him at school.
No one diagnosed him growing up and he slipped through the net for diagnosis at school. He lies to cover up for his inadequacies, and then he forgets what and who he has said these lies to, which gets him into trouble and has wrecked many personal relationships.
SEN DIFFERENTIATION: Leading to positive interventions
This SEN Differentiation guide was written to supplement a SEN CPD (Continual Professional Development) programme at a mainstream inner London Secondary School, now rated ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED.
It was written for teachers overwhelmed by negative behaviours they were facing in lessons and were at a loss to implement positive strategies to assist their student’s learning journeys.
The Successful Dyslexic
The Successful Dyslexic questions if school-based trauma can be used positively, as both successful and unsuccessful dyslexic adults share the same traumatic school experiences. It is how these adult dyslexics have used this trauma, positively or negatively that has set them on the path for success, or to struggle as adults searching for a worthwhile career.
The theories of ‘disability paradox’ and ‘post-traumatic growth’ are used to understand why despite having a disability, many dyslexics can be, and are, highly successful.
This is another tour de force from Neil, bringing an insider's eye to understanding the complexity of hidden handicaps, in a compelling series of vignettes that will grab the readers' attention throughout.
Professor Angela Fawcett, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Sheffield University, UK
The book presents a clear and accessible text which will be particularly useful to practitioners, parents, and disabled activists. Alexander-Passe should be commended for bringing to life the lived experiences of people with hidden disabilities.
Professor Stephen J Macdonald, Department of Sociology, Durham University, UK
This is an interesting book that successfully replaces the deficit view of disability with a more promising and optimistic perspective, through the use of inspirational shared personal stories from successful people who have invisible differences.
Professor Garry Squires, Professor in Educational Psychology, University of Manchester, UK
For the last 20 years commentators have begun to question the validity of the “Social Model of Disability”, and there is now space to develop a new model for those with hidden/invisible disabilities, who in fact out number those with visible disabilities.
This book develops the “Bi-ability Model” (Valeras, 2010) to better understand it’s viability to challenge the “Social Model of disability” (1972), as an outdated concept describing all those with disabilities.
It is argued that the Social Model is too focussed on physical impairments/physical environmental barriers, and does not truly describe the barriers faced by those with hidden/invisible impairments in modern society (at school, at university, in the workplace, and socially).
The author has interviewed many very successful individuals with a range of hidden/invisible disabilities (e.g. dyslexia, Type 1 diabetes, Autism, ADHD, Epilepsy, Profoundly deaf, ME, bipolar depression and fibromyalgia), some having more than two disabilities, to develop greater understanding of their lives, and their keys for success.
This book will look at the “Bi-ability Model’ and how it offers a better way to understand their ability to develop highly successful careers through a range of strategies (e.g. passing) whilst rejecting a disability identity.
|About the Author
|Research for the book
|Reviews for the book
|The Successful Dyslexic Book
|How can parents support their child with dyslexia?
|Dyslexia, self-harm and attempted suicide
|The Lifelong social and emotional effects of Dyslexia
|Dyslexia and Depression
|Dyslexia: Dating, Marriage & Parenthood
|Dyslexia and Creativity
|Dyslexia and Mental Health-differing perspectives
|Dyslexia & Mental Health
|Surving School as a Teenage Dyslexic
|Dyslexia, Success and Post-Traumatic Growth
|How Dyslexic Teenagers Cope
|The Dyslexia Experience Difference, Disclosure,
|Perceptions of Success in Dyslexic adults in the UK
|Should ‘developmental dyslexia’ be understood as a disability or a difference?
|The Sources and Manifestations of Stress
|Dyslexia Investigating Self-Harm and Suicidal Thoughts/Attempts as a
|The Experience of Being Married to a Dyslexic Adult
|Investigating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Triggered by the Experience of Dyslexia in Mainstream School Education?
|The School’s Role in Creating Succesful Dyslexics
|Dyslexia and Self-Esteem
|Dyslexia and Families
|Dyslexia and Failure at School
|Dyslexia and Reluctant Adult Learners
|Dyslexia and Dating
|Dyslexia and Marriage
|Dyslexia and PTSD
|Dyslexia, Self-Harm and Suicide