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A Study into Dyslexia and the level of awareness amongst FAS staff at the FAS Training Centre Finglas.

Cullen, Edwina (2005) A Study into Dyslexia and the level of awareness amongst FAS staff at the FAS Training Centre Finglas. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Dyslexia is a condition that affects and estimated eight per cent of the population to some extent. Half that number experience significant dyslexic difficulties. This has repercussions both for the teaching methodologies used for FAS programmes and for a general understanding of dyslexia. Despite the growing presence of individuals with dyslexia on FAS training programmes, many FAS staff many of those who are in prime teaching positions, may misunderstand what it is and what it means. Without understanding and appropriate teaching,many individuals with dyslexia may feel alienated from the further training and education system.

By using the Finglas Training Centre as a sample group, this study aims to highlight areas where further input is necessary to inform and correct any misconceptions about dyslexia by providing an overview of its causes and characteristics. Also this study will make suggestions on how tutors and instructors can increase their understanding of what Dyslexia is and therefore facilitate the learning style of dyslexic individuals throughout their time on FAS programmes.

Also the study will aim to highlight any gap in the service that FAS provides at the recruitment stage for FAS training interventions in the Employment Services Unit and what can be done to address any issues that may be highlighted. As a result of the research conducted suggestions may also be made to help bridge the gap between training and employment for people who have a learning difficulty.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Groups and Organisations
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Issues of Labour and Work > Labour Market
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Clair McAuley
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2013 18:27
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2013 14:17
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/736

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