Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide

Synopsis

The second edition of Dyslexia in the Workplace is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help.
  • Offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential
  • Written in an accessible style that is perfect for professionals and dyslexic individuals alike
  • Covers related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress
  • Explores the legal obligations and other issues that are important to workplace managers, especially human resources professionals
  • Provides authoritative guidance on recent case law relating to dyslexia

Excerpt

Eight o’clock on Monday morning and Mr Smith leaves home as usual to catch the 8.30 train to Victoria. Alas, on reaching the station, he realises that he has forgotten some important papers and has to return home to collect them. Consequently, he misses his usual train and arrives late at work, thereby incurring a reprimand from his boss and black looks from one or two colleagues, who suspect him of shirking.

Mr Smith starts to sort through the pile of letters in his in-tray, but then suddenly remembers that he has an urgent report to write. He switches his attention to this, but after two hours’ struggle, he is completely dissatisfied with his efforts. It doesn’t help that he is interrupted by a telephone call from an irate client, who complains that Mr Smith has forgotten to send him some vital information. Mr Smith takes down the client’s telephone number and promises to call him back in the afternoon with the relevant information.

At lunchtime, Mr Smith has a drink with his colleagues, who make what he feels to be snide remarks about his attitude to work; he feels embarrassed and returns early to the office.

Back at his desk, he tries to telephone the irate client who called earlier but finds that he has written down the man’s telephone number incorrectly. He tries to locate the client’s file, only to discover that he has somehow misplaced it.

He decides to make a further effort with the report he is trying to write, but suddenly remembers that he is due at a meeting at 2 . . .

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