Derby student has her paper accepted

Sufferers of dyslexia are set to benefit from new research carried out by a student at the University of Derby. Julianne Kinder, who was diagnosed with the condition after enrolling on to an Access to Higher Education course at the learning institute in 2006, her expressed surprise and joy on learning that her paper had been accepted by the British Journal of Educational Psychology.

Ms Kinder's study looked at the problems dyslexic students face when required to produce written assignments, as her own experiences highlighted the difficulties of explaining previously heard matters on paper.

She observed that dyslexia is "a disability affecting reading but it has important and less well-understood implications for writing, especially at university level where a far higher standard of writing ability is required".

James Elander, Head of the Centre for Psychological Research at the university, said the department is delighted Ms Kinder's study is to be published, describing it as an "exceptional achievement".

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