What is dyslexia?
Dyslexia is one of the most common learning challenges affecting both children and adults. While no two individuals struggle with the same set of challenges. Most people with dyslexia have to work harder than their peers to develop their literacy skills. Defined by the British Dyslexia Association, “Dyslexia is a learning difficulty that primarily affects the skills involved in accurate and fluent word reading and spelling. Characteristic features of dyslexia are difficulties in phonological awareness, verbal memory and verbal processing speed. Dyslexia occurs across the range of intellectual abilities.”
Lifelong support for people with dyslexia
Although signs of dyslexia may be picked up in early childhood, often diagnosis doesn’t come until later in education, and can even go undiagnosed into adulthood and the workplace. It’s important to understand that dyslexia doesn’t end when a child’s education ends. So whatever support a child or young person receives during their education needs to be carried through into adult life and the workplace.
Texthelp tools are designed to support children in education, understand and work alongside their peers. The same tools provide adults with dyslexia in the workplace with the flexibility to choose how they engage with content, complete tasks, and communicate with their colleagues.
Helping employees with dyslexia excel in the workplace
Adults with dyslexia in the workplace think, work, learn and behave in ways that are truly unique. That means they bring out-of-the-box thinking, creative solutions and more to the workplace. It also means we should support them to work and achieve in their own way.
Read&Write for Work offers over 20 tools that support the 10% of your workforce with dyslexia to engage with content, complete tasks, and communicate with their colleagues. It powers company DEI programs, making it easier to attract from a wider talent pool and retain diverse talent.
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