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Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide / Edition 2

Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide / Edition 2

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470683743
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/27/2010
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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.

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Table of Contents

Author Biographies.



Part A Identifying Dyslexia (Sylvia Moody).

Chapter 1 Dyslexia in the Workplace.

Chapter 2 Understanding a Diagnostic Report.

Chapter 3 Judgement Day: Tom Goes for an Assessment.

Chapter 4 Workplace Needs Assessments.

Chapter 5 Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Chapter 6 Visual Factors in Reading Difficulties.

Chapter 7 Emotions.

Part B Tackling Dyslexia (Diana Bartlett).

Chapter 8 Getting Started.

Chapter 9 Overall Work Strategies.

Chapter 10 General Work Organisation.

Chapter 11 Efficient Work Methods.

Chapter 12 General Writing Skills.

Chapter 13 Some Specific Work Documents.

Chapter 14 Reading and Remembering Work Documents.

Chapter 15 General Oral Skills and Interaction.

Chapter 16 Dealing with Negative Attitudes and Emotions.

Part C Managing Dyslexia (Katherine Kindersley).

Chapter 17 From College to Workplace.

Chapter 18 Working with Dyslexia.

Chapter 19 Reasonable Adjustments.

Part D Judging Dyslexia.

Chapter 20 Dyslexia: An Employment Lawyer Speaks (Katherine Kindersley).

Chapter 21 Dyslexia in the Dock (Sylvia Moody).


Appendix 1 Checklists for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Visual Stress.

Appendix 2 Assistive Technology.

Appendix 3 Relaxation and Visualisation Exercises (Diana Bartlett).

Appendix 4 Useful Addresses.

Appendix 5 Further Reading.


What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

‘Employers, college lecturers, students and all adults with dyslexia will be delighted to get their hands on this easily accessible and readable book. Although an introductory guide it covers all the key areas – assessment, accommodations, overlapping conditions, assistive technology, self-esteem, and legal issues.

‘This book is sure to be a best seller; written by experienced practitioners who show a great deal of understanding and empathy – its accessibility will make it a must-have for employers and university personnel, all who want to do their best for adults with dyslexia, but desperately need a clear blueprint to follow. This book is that blueprint!

‘I am sure all in the field will appreciate the efforts of Diana Bartlett, Sylvia Moody and Katherine Kindersley to provide a clear and succinct guide to help them understand the needs and the challenges of all adults with dyslexia more clearly.
—Dr Gavin Reid, Independent Psychologist and Consultant, Vancouver, Canada

‘Never before have I read a book that allows me to learn about myself in a style that is as clear, compassionate and focused as Diana Bartlett and Sylvia Moody’s in Dyslexia in the Workplace. It offers hope, encourages understanding and teaches ways to navigate the complications that adult life brings to the person who learns differently. This book is the ultimate in positive thinking and reality-based, easy-to-implement solutions.
— Debra Brooks, Educational and Behavioural Specialist and Consultant to the US Department of Defense

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