Dyslexia in the Workplace
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ToHealth’s focused training and support packages make successfully managing dyslexia in the workplace achievable for any employer.
DYSPRAXIA IN THE WORKPLACE
Providing the tools to maximise performance
Dyslexia is often defined solely in negative terms. At ToHealth, our work with employees with dyslexia has shown us this viewpoint is flawed. Rather than being something to be overcome, we know that dyslexia is a particular way in which individuals process information that offers many advantages.
Employees who experience dyslexia in the workplace often approach situations from a distinct point of view which can lead to greater insight and alternative solutions. They tend to come up with fresh ideas, can visualise concepts in unique ways and can approach problems from innovative angles. As a result, they often provide a refreshingly different take.
Employees with dyslexia are often successful in other aspects of their lives, but struggle with essential reading, writing and time management tasks. This can be difficult, dispiriting and present problems in any working environment.
However, with the help of assistive technology and training, dyslexia at work doesn’t have to be a barrier to success. Software applications like Texthelp Read&Write, a text-to-speech tool, and MatchWare MindView take the stress out of reading, writing and organising. Combined with one-to-one support and instruction from our trainers, anyone can increase their literacy proficiency, verbal communication potential and succeed in their job role. It means that managing dyslexia in the workplace successfully is both achievable and sustainable.
Detailed and accurate screenings available to discover whether an employee is affected by dyslexia and to what extent.
Dyslexia-friendly assistive technology to mitigate the effects of dyslexia on an individual’s performance at work.
Highly-experienced trainers help ensure that employees with dyslexia get the most benefit from technology and coping strategies.
Interactive e-learning courses and online reference materials to offer diverse learning routes and post-training support.
Dyslexia Friendly E-Learning
In-person training is not the only approach to supporting individuals with dyslexia at work. Our online courses are designed especially for individuals with learning challenges such as dyslexia. Materials are written in plain English, organised into manageable learning chunks, and utilise visually rich and attention-grabbing resources wherever possible. These include video demonstrations, choice-based scenarios and learner interactions. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding key points and reaching essential learning milestones. The courses are available to study 24/7 on our online e-learning platform.
The courses focus on two complementary sets of skills – assistive-technology techniques and essential work attributes. They provide all-around support for managing dyslexia in the workplace where one-to-one training may not be feasible or desirable. As a primary form of training, they’re especially suited to diversely located teams or individuals working in remote locations.
Level the playing field for employees with dyslexia by giving them the tools and training they need to perform at work.
Improve the work experience for all employees by informing staff about the nature of dyslexia at work through our awareness sessions.
Harness the distinct skillsets of employees with dyslexia and provide alternative viewpoints for richer decision-making.
Act Small, Deliver Big
Establish a support network for employees which is inclusive, diverse and promotes equality by covering all neurodiversity issues.