Dyslexia in the Workplace

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Dyslexia in the Workplace is written both for dyslexic adults and for professionals concerned with helping them, for example psychologists, tutors, therapists, researchers, disability advisors and welfare officers. It also offers advice to employers on how to help dyslexic staff. The book covers the nature of dyslexic difficulties and their effects, both practical and emotional. Dyspraxic difficulties are also discussed. Assessment tests are described and reviewed and recent research is summarised. Detailed advice is given on tackling the difficulties; topics covered include work organisation and effective work methods, reading and writing for work purposes, memory skills, oral presentation and interaction, and dealing with the emotions associated with dyslexia. Finally, guidance is given on the Disability Discrimination Act and sources of information and help are listed.

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About the Author:

Diana Bartlett is a psychologist specialising in dyslexia, memory, social skills training, language and learning. She works as a one-to-one trainer and adviser for dyslexic adults in the workplace and in higher education.

Sylvia Moody is a clinical psychologist specialising in the assessment of dyslexic adults. She has written award-winning books on dyslexia for teenagers, students and employed adults.

Review:

"Dyslexia in the workplace is a detailed and comprehensive guide with 5 helpful Appendices. This guide is equally useful for employers, dyslexia professionals and dyslexia workers." (Dyslexia Contact, 3 September 2011)

"A good book and one I would like to keep on the shelf and will certainly wish to refer to again." (Dyslexia Review, 1 July 2011)

"This is a well written and thoughtfully structed book, and one which deserves a wide readership." (RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, 1 February 2011)

"This book is a must-read for all professionals who work with dyslexic employees as well as to dyslexic employees themselves. I strongly recommend it." (PATOSS Bulletin, Summer 2011)

"Dyslexia in the Workplace is a very useful guide. Whereas it can be read from cover to cover, the format also allows the reader to dip in and find the parts they want to refer to. It is very clearly set out and its accessibility and explanatory approach make it a reassuring read as well as an enlightening one. Each chapter ends with further reading in the companion volumes for those who wish to find out more." (Dyslexia Review, Summer 2011)

 

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