Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dyslexic People's Skills Could Be Key to Businesses' Future

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Dyslexic People's Skills Could Be Key to Businesses' Future

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DYSLEXIC employees could help fill skills shortages of the future, it has been claimed.

The unique way dyslexic people - thought to be up to 6.6m in the UK and 700m globally - view and interact with the world could help companies meet business challenges and work with new technology, according to a report by accounting firm EY and the charity Made by Dyslexia.

Cognitive flexibility, creativity, visualisation and complex problemsolving - all recognised as traits of dyslexic people - were named as useful skills. The report, called the Value of Dyslexia, involved more than 1,000 interviews with dyslexics to identify useful skills.

Made By Dyslexia founder and chief executive Kate Griggs said: "If we're to prepare dyslexic individuals and enable them to flourish, we must ensure that educators and employers are enabled and empowered to recognise and support this valuable way of thinking. …

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