Dyspraxia in the Workplace
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ToHealth’s dyspraxia-support services help employees deal with motor coordination problems as well as language and thought barriers.
DYSPRAXIA IN THE WORKPLACE
Overcoming movement and anxiety challenges
Problems with balance and movement are typical of dyspraxia at work, or what’s also known as developmental coordination disorder. This is a neurological condition which affects how an individual plans and processes motor coordination tasks. It impairs gross-motor skills like those involved in “big muscle” activities such as running, jumping and maintaining balance. Fine motor skills can also be adversely impacted, such as when writing, tying a shoelace, or typing on a keyboard. Dyspraxia at work often occurs alongside dyslexia and compounds difficulties when reading, writing and making time-management decisions.
For employers, dyspraxia in the workplace often presents unique challenges which may be entirely new. However, we help employers and employees who are impacted by dyspraxia at work overcome these everyday issues.
Our assessors take time to discover the full nature of an individual’s working life challenges and the effects of dyspraxia at work.
Assistive Equipment Provision
Motor coordination and task-performance potential can be greatly improved by both hardware and software solutions.
Successful training is rooted in adapting general teaching approaches to the specific context of an employee’s role at work.
Combining technology, training, coaching and online resources, we build bespoke programmes to support everyone with dyspraxia in the workplace.
Dyspraxia’s Hidden Effects
Much of the focus on dyspraxia at work revolves around challenges to movement, but the consequences of dyspraxia are not just motor-coordination related. Living with dyspraxia can also lead to feelings of extreme frustration and heightened anxiety. However, by combining coaching with specialist training focused on individual needs, we help people with dyspraxia address these issues and be more optimistic about their potential and abilities. The effects of dyspraxia in the workplace are challenging but they don’t have to be debilitating.
Give members of staff the help they need to pursue their career goals and make an essential contribution to the business.
Become recognised as a supportive employer and an organisation who cares about supporting diversity in the workplace.
Create Business Resilience
Galvanise the overall strength of your business by encouraging employees to get help which builds confidence and improves workflow.
Establish a support network for employees which is inclusive, diverse and promotes equality by covering all neurodiversity issues.