Kailah Hardy

Date Approved


Degree Type

Open Access Senior Honors Thesis

Department or School

Special Education

First Advisor

Rhonda Kraai

Second Advisor

Audrey Farugia

Third Advisor

David C. Winters


This project focused on the disadvantages students with dyslexia face in college as a result of the still present deficits in reading and writing. One-to-one interviews revealed gathered participant information such as demographic information, their history with dyslexia (such as the social, academic, and personal struggles each individual experiences and how they cope with these struggles), and their present challenges/difficulties related to dyslexia, but also with college-level writing. The findings of this study detailed the lingering effects of three college students who still struggle with dyslexia and in what ways it has affected their life.