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Surviving the Stress of Dyslexia

The demands placed on students with dyslexia can be overwhelming, leading to perpetual feelings of failure, high anxiety and low levels of self esteem. Dr Jonathan Beckett shares first-hand accounts and puts forth a call to action.
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Introduction and Context 

This work has been developed because of the need for a greater understanding of the needs of those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDS). As an experienced teacher, I have seen many students with a range of needs facing difficulties with accessing curriculum, coping with demands upon them and suffering mental ill health. The purpose of this article is to illuminate the examples of the lived lives of those with both dyslexia and depression and to underline the correlation between them.  

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