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Academic Achievement of University Students with Dyslexia
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of applied educational science, Child and Youth education, Special Education and Counselling.
2015 (English)In: Dyslexia, ISSN 1076-9242, E-ISSN 1099-0909, Vol. 21, no 4, 338-349 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Broadened recruitment to higher education is on the agenda in many countries, and it is also widely recognized that the number of dyslexic students entering higher education is increasing. In Sweden, as in many other European countries, higher education institutions are required to accommodate students with dyslexia. The present study focuses on the study outcome for 50 students with diagnosed dyslexia, mainly in teacher education and nurses’ training, at three universities in Northern Sweden. The students trusted their own ability to find information on the Internet but mistrusted their own abilities in reading course books and articles in English and in taking notes. The mean rate of study was 23.5 European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System credits per semester, which is slightly below the national baseline of 26.7. The results show that more than half of the students are examined at a normal rate of study but that about one fifth have a very low rate of study.

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John Wiley & Sons, 2015. Vol. 21, no 4, 338-349 p.
Keyword [en]
dyslexia, university studies, student achievements, functional disorders, teacher education, nursing education
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Educational Sciences Psychology
Research subject
Psychology; Education
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111173DOI: 10.1002/dys.1517ISI: 000364518100004OAI: diva2:867744
Swedish Research Council, 721-2008-5344
Available from: 2015-11-06 Created: 2015-11-06 Last updated: 2015-12-08Bibliographically approved

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