The Dyslexia Experience: Difference, Disclosure, Labelling, Discrimination and Stigma
Alexander-Passe, Neil ( 2015). Asia Paciﬁc Journal of Developmental Diﬀerences, 2, 2: 202 ‐ 233. DOI: 10.3850/S2345734115000290.
This article explores a research study of 22 adults with dyslexia, and found that most perceived stigma and discrimination and experienced depression as a result. These findings were not correlated with whether the participants felt their dyslexia was a positive or not. Read article here.
Stigma of a Label Educational Expectations for High School Students Labeled with Learning Disabilities
Shifer, D (2013.) Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 54:4, 462-480.
The author finds that consistent with the Labeling Theory, lower performance of students with learning disabilities is attributed stigma: parents and to a larger effect, teachers, have lower expectations of students’ capabilities. Read article here.
Trammell, J. (2009). Learning Assistance Review, 14(2), 21-31.
College and university students with disabilities, both visible and invisible, must deal with what sociologist Erving Goffman called information management; they must control and protect their stigmatized identity by considering who to tell what, how much to tell, and when to tell. Read article here.