People in the workplace

Workplace services

There are many advantages to thinking differently. Each individual that experiences dyslexia will have characteristics that will be unique to them.

We can help you maximise the benefits of dyslexia through the following services and support.

Dyslexia awareness training

Awareness training enables employers and employees to develop a good understanding of dyslexia and this in turn provides a network of support. Every business that employs more than 10 people will almost certainly be benefiting from employees that think differently. To maximise the benefits it is helpful for everyone to gain a greater understanding.

Consultations for employers

We can help you by providing advice and guidance from a specialist who has experience of working with employers and employees. She/he will be able to help you by suggesting ways forward.

What might the suggestions include?
The suggestions may include:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Recommendations for reasonable adjustments
  • The use of technology
  • Dyslexia Awareness Training

Workplace skills development

Workplace skills training is designed to help an employee develop skills and strategies, together with an awareness of how and when they might be used. This means that, given time to practise, your employee will be able to take the most efficient approach to a task.

The training will be designed to meet your employee’s specific needs within the context of his/her job role. We have experience working with employees in a wide variety of situations.

Adult coaching

At Helen Arkell Dyslexia Charity, we can arrange for Adult Confidence and Strategy Coaching to help individuals find strategies for managing their difficulties so that they can unlock their potential.

Diagnostic assessments

An assessment will help someone understand their strengths, and why they may be experiencing difficulties in their day-to-day life.

It may also help with discussions about appropriate reasonable adjustments in the workplace.

Lunch and Learn sessions

Dyslexia – its effects upon your employees and their families.

This online session introduces your team to the issues surrounding dyslexia, a condition that affects more than 1 in 10 people in the UK.

Dyslexia is a hidden disability and is recognised as a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. As such, participation in this interactive session will demonstrate your commitment to inclusive practice within your team. It is relevant to all workplaces, across all sectors.

Information and advice

It is important to develop an understanding of dyslexia. You can make a difference in the workplace simply by being open to new ideas, introducing reasonable adjustments, and discovering different ways of working.
Sometimes the simplest changes can make the greatest difference.