definitions of dyslexia
'contemporary context' - what does this mean?
My intention is for your 'ideal' definition to be framed according to your domain of functioning
- that is, in terms of the way you apply your 'working' definition of dyslexia into your professional context. This is why there is an opportunity later in the questionnaire to describe your primary role.
My conjecture is that because dyslexia may have different, detail meanings depending on the domain of the user of the term, this may account for much of the difficulty in pinning down what dyslexia really means for the researcher.
For example, if you are an academic researcher, your 'working definition' of dyslexia may be different in detail from that of a primary school teacher or a disability needs assessor.
The idea is to choose definitions of dyslexia from the 'pot' on the right and drag them into the space on the left, to form an ordered list that indicates your view of them from 'most' to 'least' appropriate in the contemporary context (which for me, is in Higher Education). You can drag as many as you like although more than one would be helpful! As you drag definitions into your list, the space expands to accommodate them. Once in your list, you can drag the definitions up or down into higher or lower positions to match your professional judgment, or even back to the 'pot' if you change your mind about including them.
If you think that even the definition you place at the top of your list isn't exactly right, or perhaps you want to pick aspects of several definitions to blend together, there is a space below to write out a definition of your own if you wish. Forgive the definitions being absent of citations but I felt that knowing who wrote what, may influence your choices. When you send your list, this page will be replaced with a link to a full reference list to reveal the sources.
phd research project: exploring the impact of dyslexia on academic confidence in a higher education context: middlesex university london