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Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-68375-0
328 pages
August 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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The second edition of Dyslexia in the Workplace is a comprehensive guide to how dyslexic adults in employment can improve their skills, and how their employers and other professionals can help.
  • Offers invaluable insights for overcoming obstacles to success, enhancing workplace efficiency and ensuring that dyslexic employees achieve their full potential
  • Written in an accessible style that is perfect for professionals and dyslexic individuals alike
  • Covers related syndromes such as dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder and visual stress
  • Explores the legal obligations and other issues that are important to workplace managers, especially human resources professionals
  • Provides authoritative guidance on recent case law relating to dyslexia
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Table of Contents

Author Biographies.



Part A Identifying Dyslexia (Sylvia Moody).

Chapter 1 Dyslexia in the Workplace.

Chapter 2 Understanding a Diagnostic Report.

Chapter 3 Judgement Day: Tom Goes for an Assessment.

Chapter 4 Workplace Needs Assessments.

Chapter 5 Dyspraxia and Attention Deficit Disorder.

Chapter 6 Visual Factors in Reading Difficulties.

Chapter 7 Emotions.

Part B Tackling Dyslexia (Diana Bartlett).

Chapter 8 Getting Started.

Chapter 9 Overall Work Strategies.

Chapter 10 General Work Organisation.

Chapter 11 Efficient Work Methods.

Chapter 12 General Writing Skills.

Chapter 13 Some Specific Work Documents.

Chapter 14 Reading and Remembering Work Documents.

Chapter 15 General Oral Skills and Interaction.

Chapter 16 Dealing with Negative Attitudes and Emotions.

Part C Managing Dyslexia (Katherine Kindersley).

Chapter 17 From College to Workplace.

Chapter 18 Working with Dyslexia.

Chapter 19 Reasonable Adjustments.

Part D Judging Dyslexia.

Chapter 20 Dyslexia: An Employment Lawyer Speaks (Katherine Kindersley).

Chapter 21 Dyslexia in the Dock (Sylvia Moody).


Appendix 1 Checklists for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, AD(H)D and Visual Stress.

Appendix 2 Assistive Technology.

Appendix 3 Relaxation and Visualisation Exercises (Diana Bartlett).

Appendix 4 Useful Addresses.

Appendix 5 Further Reading.


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Author Information

Diana Bartlett is a psychologist specialising in dyslexia, memory, social skills training, language and learning. She works as a one-to-one trainer and adviser for dyslexic adults in the workplace and in higher education.

Sylvia Moody is a clinical psychologist specialising in the assessment of dyslexic adults. She has written award-winning books on dyslexia for teenagers, students and employed adults.

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"Dyslexia in the workplace is a detailed and comprehensive guide with 5 helpful Appendices. This guide is equally useful for employers, dyslexia professionals and dyslexia workers." (Dyslexia Contact, 3 September 2011)

"A good book and one I would like to keep on the shelf and will certainly wish to refer to again." (Dyslexia Review, 1 July 2011)

"This is a well written and thoughtfully structed book, and one which deserves a wide readership." (RoSPA Occupational Safety & Health Journal, 1 February 2011)

"This book is a must-read for all professionals who work with dyslexic employees as well as to dyslexic employees themselves. I strongly recommend it." (PATOSS Bulletin, Summer 2011)

"Dyslexia in the Workplace is a very useful guide. Whereas it can be read from cover to cover, the format also allows the reader to dip in and find the parts they want to refer to. It is very clearly set out and its accessibility and explanatory approach make it a reassuring read as well as an enlightening one. Each chapter ends with further reading in the companion volumes for those who wish to find out more." (Dyslexia Review, Summer 2011)


‘Employers, college lecturers, students and all adults with dyslexia will be delighted to get their hands on this easily accessible and readable book. Although an introductory guide it covers all the key areas – assessment, accommodations, overlapping conditions, assistive technology, self-esteem, and legal issues.

‘This book is sure to be a best seller; written by experienced practitioners who show a great deal of understanding and empathy – its accessibility will make it a must-have for employers and university personnel, all who want to do their best for adults with dyslexia, but desperately need a clear blueprint to follow. This book is that blueprint!

‘I am sure all in the field will appreciate the efforts of Diana Bartlett, Sylvia Moody and Katherine Kindersley to provide a clear and succinct guide to help them understand the needs and the challenges of all adults with dyslexia more clearly.
—Dr Gavin Reid, Independent Psychologist and Consultant, Vancouver, Canada

‘Never before have I read a book that allows me to learn about myself in a style that is as clear, compassionate and focused as Diana Bartlett and Sylvia Moody’s in Dyslexia in the Workplace. It offers hope, encourages understanding and teaches ways to navigate the complications that adult life brings to the person who learns differently. This book is the ultimate in positive thinking and reality-based, easy-to-implement solutions.
— Debra Brooks, Educational and Behavioural Specialist and Consultant to the US Department of Defense

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