Are dyslexic children involved in delinquency? Issues and recommendations for a more fulfilling life

Athirah, Azhar and Dolly, Paul Carlo and Zamri, Hassan (2022) Are dyslexic children involved in delinquency? Issues and recommendations for a more fulfilling life. Power & Education. pp. 1-18. ISSN 1757-7438

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No dyslexic children are left behind; it takes a village to raise a child. Thus, fostering the achievement potential of dyslexic children and avoiding their engagement in delinquent conduct is none other than everyone’s responsibility. This research aimed to achieve a deeper understanding of the causes of delinquent behaviour in children with dyslexia and to provide solutions that would steer their attitudes and behaviour towards a more ethical and meaningful life. This qualitative study examined three samples representing dyslexic learning centres located in various places. The data were collected through online semi-structured interviews. Following that, the data were analysed utilising thematic analysis. It was discovered children with dyslexia face a variety of challenges. The community’s and parents’ stigma towards these children, such as being slow and lazy, were proven to have influenced them with deviant behaviour. It was recommended that children with learning difficulties get early detection and intervention, have a robust support system and adopt various pedagogical methods to ensure that all students could learn and guarantee dyslexics’ future success. In conclusion, early detection will enable children to get the proper intervention, preventing them from engaging in delinquent behaviours and assisting them in living in a more fulfilling life.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Sustainable Community Transformation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dyslexia, juvenile delinquent, specific learning difficulties, social work, children.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Azhar
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2022 01:23
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2023 08:01

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