Dyslexia in the Workplace. An Introductory Guide. 2nd Edition

  • ID: 2171067
  • Book
  • 328 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Dyslexia presents many challenges in the workplace. Employees with dyslexia may struggle to cope with their jobs, managers may be unsure how to help them, and specialists involved in offering support, such as occupational health professionals, may lack specific expertise in dyslexia.

This expanded second edition of a bestselling guide to understanding and overcoming the challenges of dyslexia in the workplace gives comprehensive information and advice that will be useful to all of the above groups ? as well as to dyslexia professionals, psychologists, and trainers. It offers invaluable insights and practical advice that will overcome obstacles to success, enhance workplace efficiency and ensure that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential.

Written in a clear, straightforward style, Dyslexia in the Workplace covers:

  • the nature of dyslexic difficulties and their effects in the workplace
  • related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress
  • managing the transition from school or college to the workplace
  • strategies that dyslexic employees can use to improve their skills
  • adjustments that employers can make to harness the talent of dyslexic staff
  • a review of relevant legal issues taking account of recent case law

As an introductory guide, this book is written for a diverse audience of professionals in and around the workplace as well as for dyslexic individuals themselves. Experienced professionals seeking to explore workplace dyslexia consultancy in more depth are directed to a companion book, Dyslexia and Employment: A Guide for Assessors, Trainers and Managers (Wiley–Blackwell, 2009).

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Author Biographies.

Prologue.

Introduction.

Part A Identifying Dyslexia (Sylvia Moody).

Chapter 1 Dyslexia in the Workplace.

Chapter 2 Understanding a Diagnostic Report.

Chapter 3 Judgement Day: Tom Goes for an Assessment.

Chapter 4 Workplace Needs Assessments.

Chapter 5 Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Chapter 6 Visual Factors in Reading Difficulties.

Chapter 7 Emotions.

Part B Tackling Dyslexia (Diana Bartlett).

Chapter 8 Getting Started.

Chapter 9 Overall Work Strategies.

Chapter 10 General Work Organisation.

Chapter 11 Efficient Work Methods.

Chapter 12 General Writing Skills.

Chapter 13 Some Specific Work Documents.

Chapter 14 Reading and Remembering Work Documents.

Chapter 15 General Oral Skills and Interaction.

Chapter 16 Dealing with Negative Attitudes and Emotions.

Part C Managing Dyslexia (Katherine Kindersley).

Chapter 17 From College to Workplace.

Chapter 18 Working with Dyslexia.

Chapter 19 Reasonable Adjustments.

Part D Judging Dyslexia.

Chapter 20 Dyslexia: An Employment Lawyer Speaks (Katherine Kindersley).

Chapter 21 Dyslexia in the Dock (Sylvia Moody).

Conclusion.

Appendix 1 Checklists for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Visual Stress.

Appendix 2 Assistive Technology.

Appendix 3 Relaxation and Visualisation Exercises (Diana Bartlett).

Appendix 4 Useful Addresses.

Appendix 5 Further Reading.

Index.

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"Dyslexia in the workplace is a detailed and comprehensive guide with 5 helpful Appendices. This guide is equally useful for employers, dyslexia professionals and dyslexia workers." (Dyslexia Contact, 3 September 2011)

"A good book and one I would like to keep on the shelf and will certainly wish to refer to again." (Dyslexia Review, 1 July 2011)

"This is a well written and thoughtfully structed book, and one which deserves a wide readership." (RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, 1 February 2011)

"This book is a must–read for all professionals who work with dyslexic employees as well as to dyslexic employees themselves. I strongly recommend it." (PATOSS Bulletin, Summer 2011)

"Dyslexia in the Workplace is a very useful guide. Whereas it can be read from cover to cover, the format also allows the reader to dip in and find the parts they want to refer to. It is very clearly set out and its accessibility and explanatory approach make it a reassuring read as well as an enlightening one. Each chapter ends with further reading in the companion volumes for those who wish to find out more." (Dyslexia Review, Summer 2011)

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