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Learning and study strategies in university students with dyslexia: Implications for teaching
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
2012 (English)In: Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, ISSN 1877-0428, Vol. 47, 1184-1193 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examined how dyslexia affects students' ability to benefit fromhigher education, the strategies that successful students with these problemsuse, and the support offered by the higher education institutions. Results frominterviews, self-reports and testing of 53 university students and 42 lecturersfrom 3 Swedish universities showed that students with dyslexia have problemswith a number of skills and academic tasks, e.g. note taking and expressingideas in writing. Many of the students described that their difficulties werelong-standing and had been experienced already in elementary school. Thestudents seemed to compensate via additional time for examinations, access todyslexia tutors and support by information technology. The results indicate thatthere are significant knowledge gaps in the educational institutions regardingstudents who have dyslexia.

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Elsevier, 2012. Vol. 47, 1184-1193 p.
Keyword [en]
Adult dyslexia, higher education, compensated dyslexics, learning strategies
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Educational Sciences
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Education; Psychology
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-60554DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.06.798OAI: diva2:561021
Cyprus International Conference on Educational Research CY-ICER, Cyprus, Feb 8-10, 2012
Dyslexi, lärande och undervisning i högre utbildning.
Swedish Research Council, 721-2008-5344
Available from: 2012-10-16 Created: 2012-10-16 Last updated: 2013-05-17Bibliographically approved

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