Teachers’ Understandings, Perspectives, and Experiences of Dyslexia

Jo Worthy, Samuel DeJulio, Natalie Svrcek, Doris Ann Villarreal, Christine Derbyshire, Kira LeeKeenan, Molly Trinh Wiebe, Catherine Lammert, Jessica Cira Rubin, Cori Salmerón

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Abstract

<jats:p> Dyslexia policy and practice have been rapidly outpacing research. Due to legislation and media attention, schools are under pressure to attend to dyslexia, but research provides few clear answers about characteristics, identification, or instruction. Most dyslexia research takes place outside literacy education, and teachers’ perspectives are heard only when their knowledge is questioned. Our research addresses these gaps with a qualitative study examining perspectives, understandings, and experiences of 32 Texas public school educators regarding dyslexia. Two major themes were evident: First, teachers felt responsible for meeting the needs of all their students, including those identified as dyslexic. Second, participants named barriers that interfered with attempts to support students, including limited information and confusing policies and procedures. This research provides new information about teacher’s understandings, experiences, and perspectives concerning dyslexia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)436-453
JournalDefault journal
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2016

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