Dyslexia Awareness Week, 5-9 October

dyslexia-screener-blogMaking sense of dyslexia is the theme of this year’s dyslexia awareness week. With 1 in 10 people in the UK affected by the impairment, it makes sense to have a good understanding of how to support dyslexic staff in the workplace.

What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a learning difficulty, which affects the way a person processes information in their brain. There are many different types, affecting sounds and language, numbers and working memory. As a result, dyslexia hinders the acquisition of adequate literacy skills, such as reading, writing and spelling.

How do I know if a member of staff is dyslexic?

Often, those who have dyslexia will let you know, but dyslexia can be very difficult to diagnose. We’ve created a Dyslexia Screener and a more in-depth Dyslexia Diagnostic Assessment that’ll help you to establish whether or not someone has dyslexia.

What can I do to support dyslexic employees?

Following the diagnostic assessment with an appointment with a fully qualified psychologist specializing in adult dyslexia, we’ll provide you with recommendations in a written report outlining any strengths, weaknesses and adjustments you should make.

To learn more about any of our dyslexia services, visit our Enablement page or contact your local account manager.