Work & Dyslexia

Many learning difficulties such as Dyslexia can go unnoticed for many years and can be a significant cause of reduced productivity or periods of absence from work. Our Educational Psychologists are qualified and experienced in Educational Assessments for specific learning difficulties and disabilities in adults and our aim is to ensure that your employee is assessed promptly to identify the issues causing the problems.

Our national network of Psychologists ensures we can provide a rapid face-to-face assessment of your employee either at their workplace or a location close to them Assessments include:

  • Cognitive assessments to identify specific and general learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADD.
  • Cognitive assessments to identify high performers Psychological assessment of adult ADHD (Attention, concentration and hyperactivity issues)
  • Psychological assessment of Working Memory and Executive Functioning Following an Educational assessment.

The Psychologist will provide a comprehensive Educational report advising of adjustments and solutions that can be offered to improve performance and to maximise the employee’s potential. This may include advice on specific software or technology, personal development plans and reasonable adjustments. Please contact us for a detailed quotation including a breakdown of costs, confirmed timescales and Educational Psychologist’s CVs.

Support Training

To help employees manage their difficulties, we deliver support training in order to create tailored interventions which can be used to help improve their skills.

We provide advice and support training in the following areas:

  • Reading
  • Writing & Typing
  • Spelling
  • Memory
  • Organisation & Prioritisation
  • Note Taking
  • Speaking
  • Time Management
  • Listening & Concentrating
  • E-mails
  • Working Environment
  • Career Goals
  • Confidence
  • Non Verbal Communication.

 

Our support training is aimed at unlocking the potential of employees with a specific learning difficulty or neurological condition. Our support training enables employees to build the confidence and skills to achieve their potential, despite their difficulties. It is about looking forward and achieving goals!

 

Workplace Needs Assessments

A workplace needs assessment identifies suitable recommendations to minimise the difficulties experienced by individuals with dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, AD(H)D, and other neurological differences. It provides an ergonomic assessment of their working environment, in addition to recommended adjustments that could support the employee with their difficulties.

What is involved in conducting a Workplace Needs Assessment?

A suitably qualified and trained workplace assessor will conduct an open-ended interview with the employee about their current job role. They will also observe the employee within the workplace and review the current equipment the employee has to support them doing their job role. Then a workplace needs assessment report is compiled.

What is included within a Workplace Needs Assessment report?

The report includes detailed recommended adjustments within the following areas: Training Procedures Equipment Software and IT support Working practices Additional strategies.

What is the output from the Workplace Needs Assessment?

It provides a more in-depth review of an employee’s workplace, and makes detailed recommendations regarding equipment and training that will support the employee in the workplace. It also provides recommendations for the employer. The employer must make the ultimate decisions on which recommendations they will implement, based on the information presented.

 

Memory Training

Research and clinical evidence demonstrates that adults of all ages improved their working memory capacity by 20%, after as little as 30 minutes of training each weekday during five weeks. Cogmed QM is a comprehensive, computer-based training you can do at home or in the office. The software guides you through multiple rotating exercises each day. These exercises are designed to train working memory. The exercises automatically adjust in difficulty expanding your working memory capacity. Each participant trains with a Cogmed Coach who monitors the training, tracks results, and provides motivation.

Providing Psychological Experts On Demand