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Employers 

How is dyslexia affecting your organisation? 
Did you know that 1 in 10 of your employees is likely to be dyslexic? 
We offer free dyslexia awareness sessions to help employers and their staff better understand the impact of dyslexia and what adjustments can be made to support colleagues, customers and clients.  
 
Our training sessions take place virtually, over Zoom, and we welcome a diverse mix of participants from across the UK and beyond.  
 
Throughout the one-hour, interactive session, you will have a chance to hear from a dyslexic person about their own experiences.  
 
The session covers: 
 
A background to dyslexia, including how it affects your life, its symptoms and how others can support those with dyslexia; 
How dyslexia affects literacy skills; 
The intricacies of dyslexia as an adult, the impact that it has on work life and coping skills; 
Learning difficulties that are often found alongside dyslexia, including ADHD, and how they function in relation to each other; 
An overview of dyslexia as a legal issue - the 2010 Act. 
 
The training is run by one of our experienced tutors, Jeanette Benbow.  

Dyslexia as a positive 

Despite the highly advertised difficulties of dyslexia, the dyslexic individual may also possess positive and valuable qualities: creativity, originality and an ability to think outside the box – qualities your organisation needs. 
 
The Adult Dyslexia Centre is a registered charity set up to promote the positive aspects of dyslexia and help individuals overcome those negative aspects that can create problems in all areas of life including the workplace, which can cause stress and absenteeism. 
 
The Equality Act states that reasonable adjustments must be made to accommodate a disabled employee. Dyslexia is recognised as a disability under the Act. Employers need to know what is required of them by law and employees need to understand what can be done to help them maximise their contribution and value to their employer. 
We provide: 
Dyslexia Awareness Training: 
A half-day or full day, for employers or employees, customised to your needs to gain an understanding of the positive and negative impact of dyslexia in the workplace. 
Assessment of employees’ needs:  
An appraisal of the difficulties a dyslexic employee may encounter at work and recommendations for action. This can involve a screening test, a full dyslexia assessment and Workplace Needs Assessment. 
Support in the workplace:  
After the assessment of need, provision can be made for appropriate support. 
Advice on reasonable adjustments:  
In-house discussion of how to provide a dyslexia friendly environment and promote a culture of confidence. 
More information on Workplace Needs Assessments 
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