The second edition of Dyslexia in the Workplace is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help. Offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential Written in an accessible style that is perfect for professionals and dyslexic individuals alike Covers related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress Explores the legal obligations and other issues that are important to workplace managers, especially human resources professionals Provides authoritative guidance on recent case law relating to dyslexia
This book covers the nature of dyslexic difficulties and their effects both practical and emotional. Dyspraxic difficulties are also discussed. Detailed advice is given tackling the difficulties; topics covered include work organisation and effective work methods, reading and writing for work purposes, memory skills, oral presentation and interaction, and dealing with the emotions associated with dyslexia.
Supporting Dyslexic Adults provides an overview of the latest research and best practice in supporting adults with dyslexia in higher education and employment. Many of these individuals may have received little or no dyslexia-specific support throughout their school lives; some will not have had their dyslexia identified until they reached university or started work. This book provides guidance on practical support that can be offered to dyslexic adults, and processes which can alleviate the emotional issues they face. The first section of the book focuses on dyslexia in higher education; it covers screening and identifying dyslexia in adulthood, and offers hands-on assistance for dyslexic students, to enhance their learning. Examples of successful practical support from universities and colleges are included to guide practitioners. The second section advises on supporting dyslexic adults in the workplace, preparing individuals for work, and offering strategies on disclosing their particular needs to employers and colleagues. It also considers the legal aspects of dyslexia support and crucially highlights the skills and strengths that dyslexic adults can bring to the workplace. Contributions are written by a wide range of experts in the field. Each one possesses a wealth of practical experience which provides invaluable guidance for dyslexic adults, professionals who support dyslexic adults, and employers of dyslexic staff.
What is dyslexia and hown is it assessed in adults? What is the most appropriate training for those who work with dyslexic people? This comprehensive guide is for professionals working with adults with dyslexia in the learning and working environment. It uses practical definitions and offers advice that can be understood by professionals and employers with little or no previous understanding of dyslexia. Dyslexia in Adults: Education and Employment covers key aspects of learning in adults with dyslexia, including individual profiles, strengths and difficulties, the role of the tutor, course design, assessment and method of teaching, as well as providing a number of support strategies. Case studies highlights the needs of employers and dyslexic adults in the workplace and give examples of good practice. An invaluable text for teachers and practitioners in the field of dyslexia, adults with dyslexia, employers, and educational and occupational psychologists. "Adult dyslexics have long been misunderstood. Their considerable talents have often been unrecognized and unrealized. Fortunately all this is changing. With the help of this new book by Gavin Reid and Jane Kirk many will come to see that dealing with difficulties must be balanced by understanding talents." Thomas G. West, Visualisation Research Institute, US National Dyslexia Researc Foundation, and author of In the Mind's Eye "This book provides factual information for educators, employers and dyslexia adults themselves. The authors tell the truth about the depressing effects of unacknowledged dyslexia, challenging each of us to think in a different way. They send out a clear, strong message: listen to dyslexic people." Joanne Rule, Chief Executive, British Dyslexia Association "In my opinion this authoritative and well-researched account should be recommended reading for anyone giving vocational guidance to clients with dyslexia or helping them deal with employment or training." Tim Edmonds of the Employment Service
Two neurolearning experts reveal the hidden benefits of having a dyslexic brain. In this paradigm-shifting book, neurolearning experts Drs. Brock and Fernette Eide describe an exciting new brain science that reveals that dyslexic people have unique brain structure and organization. While the differences are responsible for certain challenges with literacy and reading, the dyslexic brain also gives a predisposition to important skills, and special talents. While dyslexics typically struggle to decode the written word, they often also excel in such areas of reasoning as mechanical (required for architects and surgeons), interconnected (artists and inventors); narrative (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic (scientists and business pioneers). The Dyslexic Advantage provides the first complete portrait of dyslexia.
Dyslexic people face many problems in the workplace: difficulties with reading and writing, memory, organisation and time management, and a recent TUC report on dyslexia in the workplace estimates that 3 million people are affected. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work is written by a leading expert in the field for people of all backgrounds and abilities and will help you to master complex organisational skills, deal with a large workload and cope with the demands of deadlines. It also shows how to improve confidence, deal with stress, and build on the creative talent that many dyslexics possess. Dyslexia: How to survive and succeed at work: - Explains what dyslexic and dyspraxic difficulties are - Describes how they affect workplace efficiency - Offers strategies to manage dyslexic difficulties and reduce their adverse effect on work efficiency - Provides information about ways in which employers can help dyslexic employees
Dyslexia is a complex condition, and every dyslexic needs a different solution. Technology is not that solution, but a part of the process to minimise the impact of dyslexia on individuals and to assist with the difficulties they face in everyday situations, so that they can demonstrate their potential in school or at work. This book takes the reader back to basics, from understanding the needs of the dyslexic individual to getting the most from available technology. It does this by providing frameworks from theoretical perspectives and following this through to practical implementation, including reviews of the most common types of software. There is plenty of practical advice on how to support dyslexic individuals using technology, including how to get the most out of what is available. It highlights state of the art technology, and suggests what more still needs to be done to make this technology truly enabling for all dyslexics.
Edited by award-winning author Sylvia Moody, this jargon-free guide to good practice in dyslexia workplace consultancy, and related legal issues, provides comprehensive coverage in four clearly distinguished areas: Professional dilemma chapters discuss tricky issues which have arisen in practice. General perspective chapters take the viewpoint of professionals such as HR managers or trades-union representatives. How to do it right chapters offer advice on how to carry out diagnostic, workplace needs and legal assessments, and on devising training programmes. Information Point chapters provide brief information on general topics such as dyslexic difficulties in the workplace, emotional problems related to dyslexia, and the application of the Disability Discrimination Act. With contributions from leading experts on workplace consultancy, this definitive guide will be of interest to dyslexia professionals, managers, legal professionals, trades unions, coaches, mentors and careers advisors - as well as dyslexic employees and job-seekers.
'This book contains a wide range of strategies for study skills support which will be excellent for our PG Cert SpLD FE/HE course. They will also find the chapter on grammar ,spelling and writing helpful in their teaching. Some useful templates to support the students they teach.' - Dr Kath Kelly, Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University 'For once, a book that is actually not only written for students with dyslexia but is also accessible to students with dyslexia ie clear format, chunked information, bullets, images, etc. The CD is especially useful with templates and examples for planning and organising.' - Mrs Linda Crittenden, Learning Support, Mid Kent College of Higher & F.E. Full of advice on topics such as note-taking, reading strategies and exam techniques, this fully revised and updated edition motivates, inspires and guides you through your studies. The advice and tools provided help you plan your work, improve your skills and boost your confidence. The Second Edition has: a new chapter on writing your dissertation more on using statistics more on planning and timetabling techniques more on using technology to help you expanded advice on preparing and giving presentations a new chapter on collaborative learning. Included with the book is a CD ROM that supplies: an electronic copy of the book planners and other resources internet links to further information. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!