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link to more informationdyslexia is ...?

dyslexia graphic

link to more informationstudy attributes - indicators of dyslexia?

dyslexia attributes

link to more informationprevalence of attributes of dyslexia

prevalence of attributes of dyslexia


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dyslexia typography
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dyslexia einsteins quotation


link to more informationdyslexia is a consequence of natural human neurodiversity



link to more informationuniversity: a diverse and inclusive community of scholars?

dyslexia diversity


link to more informationfix the learner? change the system?

learning barriers quotation


link to more informationacademic confidence

academic confidence


link to more information'I'm a skillful essay-writer at university'

self-efficacy and self-confidence

'I'm not sure if I'll be able to write this essay'


link to more informationacademic self-efficacy ----> academic achievement

academic self efficacy and academic achievement


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key researchers


link to more informationacademic behavioural confidence - the ABC Scale

academic behavioural confidence


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research hypothesis


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example of Likert scale slider


link to more informationDyslexia Index as a discriminator

research groups


link to more informationsummary of results - Dx and ABC

results summary


link to more informationABC and Dx into factors

Dx andABC factors


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  • Theories of developmental dyslexia still differ quite widely, especially in the interpretation of causes for the variety and range of characteristics that can be presented.
  • Students at university present a range of learning and study profiles and characteristics, many of which might be considered as being aligned with the dimensions of a dyslexic learning profile.
  • Academic Behavioural Confidence is focused on actions and plans that are specific to progressing in academic study, and is a sub-construct of academic self-efficacy although has distinct attributes.
  • Although not widespread (yet), research evidence that does exist, shows that academic behavioural confidence is negatively correlated with dyslexia.
  • This research project developed a new metric: Dyslexia Index, for gauging a respondent's level of dyslexia, and used it to find a small subgroup of students with an unreported, dyslexia-like learning and study profile.
  • Analysis of data collected appears to suggest that:
    • students with identified dyslexia present a statistically significantly lower level of ABC than their non-dyslexic peers;
    • students with an unreported dyslexia-like profile present a statistically higher level of ABC than their dyslexia-identified peers.