By Sylvia Moody
Edited via award-winning writer Sylvia Moody, this jargon-free consultant to reliable perform in dyslexia place of work consultancy, and similar felony concerns, presents entire insurance in 4 essentially amazing parts:
- Professional dilemma chapters talk about difficult matters that have arisen in practice.
- General perspective chapters take the point of view of execs akin to HR managers or trades-union representatives.
- How to do it right chapters supply recommendation on how you can perform diagnostic, place of work wishes and felony tests, and on devising education programmes.
- Information Point chapters offer short info on basic subject matters resembling dyslexic problems within the office, emotional difficulties concerning dyslexia, and the applying of the incapacity Discrimination Act.
With contributions from top specialists on office consultancy, this definitive consultant may be of curiosity to dyslexia execs, managers, attorneys, trades unions, coaches, mentors and careers advisors - in addition to dyslexic staff and job-seekers.
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R Lack of assertiveness. P1: OTA/XYZ P2: ABC point-A JWBK286-Moody February 12, 2009 17:16 Printer Name: Yet to Come 28 r r r r Dyslexia and Employment Defensiveness and evasion. Frustration and anger. Anxiety, stress, fear, and panic. Despondency, depression, and despair. Positive Aspects r Conscientiousness and determination. r Holistic ways of dealing with tasks. r Lateral thinking. r Creativity and innovation. r Awareness of links and associations which escape linear thinkers. r Good powers of visualization.
In a dyslexia assessment, this means that a key characteristic of a spiky dyslexia profile (high verbal reasoning vs. poor auditory memory) may not be evident; in consequence, dyslexic individuals may be told that (a) they are not dyslexic and (b) they are less intellectually able than is in fact the case. Case Study 2: Not Dyslexic Enough? Telling how an able person nearly lost his job when an assessment failed to identify his difficulties Background Clive, an intellectually able man of 33, worked as a parliamentary researcher.
This is a Dyslexia and Employment Edited by Sylvia Moody C 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd 47 P1: OTA/XYZ P2: ABC c03 JWBK286-Moody March 4, 2009 10:58 Printer Name: Yet to Come 48 Dyslexia and Employment particularly useful exercise because it allows the assessor to see if the employee and manager agree or disagree about what difficulties are presenting themselves. From the manager the consultant will also request a job description and a person specification for the job. The Assessment During the assessment, the assessor will get more detailed information from the employee about his job, and will ask the latter about his own view of his strengths and weaknesses, and also about his coping strategies.