Dyspraxia Workplace Support

For inclusive employers with a neurodiverse workforce, we offer support for your employees with dyspraxia.



Dyspraxia Support in the Workplace


Dyspraxia affects how the mind processes actions, usually affecting coordination and movement. People with dyspraxia may have difficulty with motor skills, coordination, movement, and balance. For this reason, it can be difficult for people with dyspraxia to quickly follow instructions and process their thoughts. This can affect their performance in traditional job interviews, application processes, and performing tasks that require fine motor skills. However, people experience their traits differently and no person with dyspraxia is the same.

People with dyspraxia have unique skills that make them an asset to organisations, we support employers to ensure they are providing an inclusive environment for their employees to thrive and their organisation to grow.

Our Dyspraxia Support

At Exceptional Individuals, we provide workplace needs assessments to ensure the working environment and culture is suitable for employees with dyspraxia to utilise their valuable skills. Employers can access financial support through the Access to Work scheme to cover some, or all, of the costs of implementing our recommendations.

We offer neurodiverse employee support for employees with dyspraxia. We help them identify and enhance strengths and work through challenges such as focus, task management, and scheduling.

We also provide neurodiversity consultancy services for employers looking to support their employees and make the most of their talent pool.

Top tips for Employers

Empower leaders
People with dyspraxia can be empathetic and dynamic leaders. They tend to have an innate ability to understand and respect what others are thinking or feeling. They have soft skills such as active listening, empathy, and delegation skills. Their desire for people to understand one another ensures they communicate clearly too. All these result in dyspraxic people making good leaders.
Keep things simple
Sit down with your employee when they first start and discuss the work style that suits them. Many people with dyspraxia have challenges with spatial awareness, and so it’s crucial to make sure the workspace is simple and free from trip hazards. Using key cards, rather than keys, and limiting hot-desking where possible can help to keep things simple for people with dyspraxia.
Implement structure
People with dyspraxia may prefer to implement a clear structure to their work. This can aid with focus, attention, and memory. Talk openly with your employee about the way they work best, and ensure you provide clear instructions and training when they join the team or start a new project.

How to support someone with dyspraxia in the workplace

Supporting someone with dyspraxia in the workplace involves fostering an inclusive environment that accommodates their unique needs. To begin, make sure to have an open conversation with the individual to understand their challenges and preferences. From here, you can then tailor your strategies accordingly.

As a general rule, always give clear and written instructions, as dyspraxic individuals may struggle with processing verbal information. They also respond very well to routine, so make sure to provide a structured and organised workspace to reduce anxiety and enhance productivity. Flexible work hours or breaks can also help manage fatigue and stress.

In addition, encourage the use of assistive technologies, such as dictation software, to aid with written tasks. Or, consider giving them a mentor or buddy to help them out with more complex tasks.

But above all, offer patience and understanding, recognising their efforts and contributions to build a culture of acceptance and awareness to make the workplace more inclusive.

Interested in our Dyspraxia Workplace Support service?

Give us a call on 0208 133 6046.