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Dyslexia and Employment


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Table of Contents

Introduction (Sylvia Moody). 1. Dyslexia: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Sylvia Moody)?

How dyslexia can be wrongly diagnosed or escape recognition.

A. Dyslexia Difficulties in the Workplace (Diana Bartlett).

2. A Human Resources Manager Speaks (Brian Hagan).

B. Reasonable Adjustments (Brian Hagan).

3. How to Do a Workplace Needs Assessment (Sylvia Moody).

4. Dyslexia on the Front Line (Pauline Sumner).

A dyslexic person wishes to train as, say, a nurse, police officer or firefighter and the question arises as to whether his/her inefficiencies might put lives at risk.

C. Disclosure Guidelines (Pauline Sumner)

5. Dyspraxia: Problems and Solutions (Sarah Howard).

D. Neurodiversity (David Grant).

6. How To Do an Assistive Technology Assessment (Sylvia Moody).

E. Visual Stress (Melanie Jameson).

7. Disputes around Dyslexia (Katherine Kindersley).

A change in job or manager can bring unexpected difficulties for a dyslexic employee and relations between manager and employee can become acrimonious. How can such situations be resolved?

F. Access to Work Disability Support (Katherine Kindersley).

8. A Dyslexic Employee Speaks (Jeffrey Till).

9. How to Set Up a Workplace Skills Training Programme (Katherine Kindersley).

G. Careers for Dyslexic Adults (Brian Hagan).

10. Dyslexia: Attitudes and Emotions (Diana Bartlett).

11. Dyslexia on Trial (Melanie Jameson).

At an employment tribunal a dyslexic person may be so hampered by their communication difficulties that they give the impression of being unco-operative and obstructing justice. How can the legal profession be made aware of dyslexic problems?

H. Disability Discrimination Legislation (Brenda Allan).

12. How to Write a Legal Report (Sylvia Moody).

I. Specific Learning Difficulties: Guidelines for Lawyers (Melanie Jameson).

Conclusion (Sylvia Moody).

Appendix I: Checklists.

Appendix II: Assistive Technology.

Appendix III: Useful addresses.

Appendix IV: Further Reading.

Author Biographies.


About the Author

Dr Sylvia Moody has a PhD in Psychology, a diploma in Clinical Psychology and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She runs the Dyslexia Assessment Service in London, is the author of Dyslexia: A Teenager's Guide (2004), Dyslexia: Surviving and Succeeding at College (2007), Dyslexia: How to Survive and Succeed at Work (2006), and has also written several children's books.

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