Success Characteristics for Adults with Dyslexia – New Research Findings Released

Success Characteristics for Adults with Dyslexia – New Research Findings Released

Margaret Malpas, the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) Joint Chair and author of ‘Self Fulfilment with Dyslexia; A Blueprint to Success’, has continued her valuable research, since releasing this book in February 2017. The aim of the research has been to identify characteristics which are helpful to adults with dyslexia and other Specific Learning Difficulties.

The book is based on ten characteristics that underpin success for adults with dyslexia. Margaret’s updated findings, from her continued research since the book was published in February 2017, can be read here

"My recent research with 78 dyslexic adults showed that 67% listed strengths arising from their dyslexia and 41% said their success in life was due to determination, 25% due to their special abilities, and 18% due to hard work. It makes business, moral and common sense that we should encourage dyslexics to foster these strengths, whilst providing coping strategies for those awkward tasks." Margaret Malpas, BDA Joint Chair and author of ‘Self Fulfilment with Dyslexia; A Blueprint to Success’.

Throughout 2017, the BDA has been paying special attention to adults with dyslexia and Margaret has been sharing ideas on success factors.

The BDA also launched a new elearning programme for adults, earlier this year, at just £12.99 for 10 modules. 

To buy ‘Self Fulfilment Dyslexia: A Blueprint for Success’, please click here. The book has life stories from some incredibly inspirational people. It is also a ‘how to guide’ so anyone can learn to develop these success qualities from the book. All royalties have kindly been donated to the BDA.

Margaret’s research helps to highlight positives of dyslexia, which is the theme for this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week, 2nd-8th October 2017.

Margaret said, “I know school can be really hard for many dyslexic children, but then you meet so many adults who have amazing life stories, where they have got beyond the ordeals suffered in childhood and achieved so much. I wanted to find out what led to their success so others could copy it.”

For any media enquiries about this research or the forthcoming Dyslexia Awareness Week, including requests for an interview with Margaret Malpas, please contact Liz Loly, Communications & Relationship Manager on 07458 033 935.