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Looking at dyslexia through the eyes of a dyslexic

Looking at dyslexia through the eyes of a dyslexic: New book available now Chapter 9 in Leadership and Diversity in Psychology “Shackles far beyond the written word” Extract: Why is it so difficult for a person with dyslexia, dyspraxia, and dyscalculia to enter higher education—even to work in academia? Is it because dyslexia support is not sufficient? It is because we are not intelligent or motivated enough? Ute Liersch critically considers these questions by investigating the genesis of dyslexia, by exploring the helpfulness and hindrances of a diagnosis of dyslexia, and by challenging the non-dyslexic reader's assumptions. She invites us
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The application of the existential-phenomenological four-dimension model in working with chronic pain

The application of the existential-phenomenological four-dimension model in working with chronic pain Pain is important for survival, but chronic pain has lost this danger-signalling property. It is highly prevalent in our society and many sufferers struggle with their lives. The National Health Service treats chronic pain predominantly with the biomedical model despite recommendations for multidisciplinary team treatments, where clients often arrive only when conventional treatments have failed. Within these multidisciplinary services, evidence-based psychological treatment is offered, mainly using cognitive behavioural and recently acceptance and commitment therapy. However, the evidence suggests high dropout rates, and research trials have tended to exclude
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