Dyslexia Awareness Week, 14-20 October 2013

This week is Dyslexia Awareness Week. Dyslexia affects around 10% of people in the UK and a large number of sufferers remain undiagnosed into adulthood.

Dyslexia presents itself in a variety of different ways including reading, writing, problems with working memory, organisational skills, numeracy and time management.  It occurs regardless of gender, intelligence, race, culture or class. Many inspirational figures are dyslexic – Richard Rogers, Bill Gates and Richard Branson are just a few of the successful names to mention.

Most importantly, employers should be aware that identifying and developing strategies for dyslexic staff is a legal obligation.  If 10% of the population are dyslexic – how does that translate in your workplace?   Have you screened for dyslexia?  Do you have a strategy in place for dealing with reasonable adjustments? What do you do if a staff member approaches you and says they think they may be dyslexic?

WorkRite offers a range of services designed to help you empower your staff and allow them to achieve their maximum potential;

  • An online dyslexia screener that can assess the likely probability that a person is displaying characteristics consistent with dyslexia
  • A  diagnostic to assessment to diagnose that an individual has dyslexia
  • A workplace needs assessment to identify strategies to assist dyslexic employees perform to their maximum potential
  • One to one strategy sessions to coach individuals on their specific job roles
  • If required, the provision of suitable  Assistive Technology equipment to aid the individual in their job role
  • Professional training on Assistive Technology

If you want some expert advice on how to progress a dyslexia or reasonable adjustments strategy in your workplace, talk to your Posturite Account Manager or click here to find out more details on WorkRite’s extensive range of Assessment services.