Dyslexia Consultancy

We support employers through our dyslexia consultancy, offering advice and guidance on all things dyslexia, from policies, HR guidance, and staff training.

 

Our Dyslexia Consultancy Service



At Exceptional Individuals, we know that even with the best will in the world, it can be difficult to be a truly inclusive employer. That is why we support employers through our dyslexia consultancy services, offering advice and guidance on drafting and implementing inclusive policies, HR guides, and creating a culture of open communication.

People with dyslexia 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.

We can get you started by supporting you to become more "dyslexia friendly", and provide bespoke consultancy services such as audits and training. Our specialist services help to ensure that being inclusive is not treated as a one-time engagement, but a progressive attempt at genuinely improving the inclusivity of your workplace.

Interested in using our Dyslexia Consultancy service? Give us a call on 0208 133 6046.


How might dyslexia affect work?


Dyslexia is the most common neurodivergence, and most understood, usually affecting someone's ability to read or write accurately. People with dyslexia can also experience challenges with information processing, short-term memory and timekeeping. For this reason, it can be difficult for people with dyslexia to perform well in traditional written job applications, with handwritten fast paced note taking, and with lengthy reading tasks.

However, each person with dyslexia has their own unique talents which can include creativity, verbal communication, seeing the big picture, innovation, and the ability to think outside of the box to solve complex problems.

At Exceptional Individuals, we work with employers and dyslexic candidates to match the right people to the right roles and organisations. We have a database of candidates with dyslexia who have uploaded their CV and interest in securing a job. We then help to create a match with employers from well-known companies by inviting our candidates to apply to jobs which suit their skill set.

If the candidate is successful in securing a job with one of our partner organisations, Exceptional Individuals provides support for employee needs through coaching sessions and by advising on the necessary tools to utilise their unique skills. We will also advise employers on any suitable provision they can put in place to support their employee to succeed in their new role.


What is the best job for someone with dyslexia?


When undertaking work that capitalises on strengths and reasonable adjustments are implemented, individuals with dyslexia are capable of succeeding and can provide exceptional value to organisations.

There isn’t a one size fits all career for every person with dyslexia. It depends on the individual’s interests and talents. Though there are careers that utilise the assets of having dyslexia, such as creativity and big picture thinking, more than others. These jobs include managerial positions, designing, creative arts and engineering, amongst many others.


How do people with dyslexia think?


People with dyslexia have the unique ability to focus on the big picture and see beyond what is right in front of them. Finding patterns can be easier for people with dyslexia as they have had to work hard to understand and represent the world around them through their own unique perspective.

This means that people with dyslexia are adept at problem solving, because they tend not to follow the basic thought processes which involve going from step a, to step b, to step c. Instead, to suit their unique cognitive abilities, people with dyslexia tend to be dynamic problem solvers who identify patterns others may have missed.

People with dyslexia also tend to take time and be considered when speaking or sharing their thoughts, as it may take longer to process the information around them and produce a response. However, this is not necessarily a disadvantage. This considered approach to contributing to discussions can mean that people with dyslexia often have more well thought out and developed ideas.


Interested in our Dyslexia Consultancy service?


Give us a call on 0208 133 6046.

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