We work with many adults who are frustrated with their difficulties. Whilst some individuals have found strategies to help with their issues, there are others who still experience areas of difficulty which are impacting on their daily lives.
The LDN team understands these issues and will offer advice either on the phone or at our London centre.
Dyslexia in the Workplace
Approximately 10% of the population is affected by dyslexia and this will include a significant number of your colleagues who are struggling to read or write reports, meet deadlines or remember important information.
Individuals with dyslexia bring their own unique strengths to an organisation. They are creative, can think outside the box and will often take risks in trying new things which can provide more effective solutions to problems.
Making your organisation dyslexia friendly could reduce stress, staff turnover and sick leave. Adjustments made for staff with dyslexia and other associated learning difficulties can improve motivation, loyalty and efficiency.
Employers must be able to demonstrate that they are making reasonable adjustments to meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. This legislation ensures that employees with a disability are able to perform effectively in the workplace. You are disabled under the Equality Act if you have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long term negative effect on your ability to do normal day to day activities. This includes individuals who are diagnosed with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, which are deemed to be protected characteristics under the Act.
For a definitive diagnosis, an assessment will identify the difficulty and the employee’s strengths and challenges. The report includes information about the specific difficulties of the individual along with recommendations to help.
A workplace consultation involves a specialist consultant visiting the workplace and spending time observing the individual in situ in order to obtain first-hand information on the duties expected and the challenges faced. The visit includes a meeting with the line manager and also HR if appropriate, so that the consultant has a balanced view of the strengths and difficulties experienced by the employee. We work to support both the employer and the employee. A workplace consultation usually takes three hours.
Training and Coaching
Once an employee’s needs have been identified, they may benefit from a package of one-to-one or group coaching or tuition.
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