Date of Award
Program or Major
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Master of Science
In this study, interviews with 8 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 16 were performed to explore how young people with dyslexia experienced school in terms of well-being, educational performance and challenges, self-esteem, peer relations, the roles of teachers and parents, and views on support. The elementary years of school seemed to be the most difficult for interviewees. While peer interactions were often seen as a crucial part of school, all students reported that they had experienced or feared ridicule from peers. Academic and personal self-esteem seemed low for all participants, and while many students saw their problems as limited to reading and writing, their responses showed that dyslexia transcends decoding and encoding and goes on to affect students in a variety of areas, including socially and emotionally.
Garcia, Josefine M., "The lived experience of adolescents with dyslexia" (2009). Master's Theses and Capstones. 478.