HOW TO…manage dyslexia at work

Lee, Jenny
May 2008
People Management;5/15/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p47
The article offers advice on managing dyslexia at work. Dyslexia predominately causes reading and writing difficulties but memory, mathematics, organisation and sequencing skills can also be affected. The Disability Discrimination Act covers dyslexia so all workplaces need to comply with it if a staff member is dyslexic. Indications of dyslexia in the workplace will reflect the nature of the work and will vary depending on the individual's difficulties and their severity. Effective support can often be simple and inexpensive.


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