Individualised skills training for dyslexic employees
We offer a comprehensive skills training programme tailored to the needs of an individual person and his/her job. The training will be undertaken by ourselves or by close colleagues whom we have ourselves trained, and whose work we can personally recommend.
The support is tailor-made for the individual employee in the context of the job description and the workplace priorities.
A comprehensive training programme could cover any or all of the following:
- organisational skills
- memory strategies
- working under pressure & time management
- planning work schedules
- literacy skills (basic or high-level, as required)
- note-taking techniques
- speaking and listening skills
- presentation skills
- accuracy in number work / data entry
- managing attention and focus in a variety of situations
- dealing with distressing emotions
- interacting positively with managers / colleagues
- confidence building
- preparing for professional examinations
These areas cannot be dealt with all at once. The skilled trainer will know how to separate out the various strands and to make appropriate decisions about where to begin and how to tailor the programme to a particular individual in a particular job. He/she will base the training on real work tasks and real job requirements, weaving in and out of the different areas of need and building up skills in a structured and complementary way. He/she will progress from the more basic skills training to the higher-level skill areas at the appropriate time, and will ensure that new skills are consolidated through regular reviews and reminders. The ultimate purpose of the training is to enable dyslexic employees to work independently, using the skills and strategies they have learned in a confident and flexible manner in both their current and any future work situation.
Those who attend specialist training sessions find them very valuable and commonly speak of how they have enhanced their skills and performance.