From languishing dyslexia to thriving dyslexia: developing a new conceptual approach to working with people with dyslexia

Kannangara, Chathurika Sewwandi ORCID: 0000-0001-6955-8158 (2015) From languishing dyslexia to thriving dyslexia: developing a new conceptual approach to working with people with dyslexia. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078

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Abstract

This is an account of personal narratives shared by several people with dyslexia. Most of these are presented in their original quotation format to provide personal accounts of the lives of people with dyslexia. In this paper the author shares her conversations with her participants. This paper provides an original conceptual model, which is currently been tested empirically. Dyslexia affects the learning process in areas as such reading, and spelling. Conversely abilities or strengths can be seen in other areas, such as developing coping strategies to manage and overcome challenges. This research aims to adapt positive psychology techniques to support individuals with dyslexia. To develop positive psychology interventions, individuals will be helped to discover their five signature strengths. The VIA (Values in Action) Strengths Survey has been hosted in a website which has been developed in the form of a dyslexia user friendly format, such as providing the ability for respondents to change fonts and font sizes, colors and a text to speech option. This paper introduces the theoretical model of ‘How to move from Languishing Dyslexia to Thriving Dyslexia.’

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dyslexia, positive psychology, strengths, thriving dyslexic, higher education, dyslexia intervention
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: School of Education and Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Sarah Taylor
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2018 13:53
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 13:53
Identification Number: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01976
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1700

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