Dyslexia in the Workplace

Assessment at work

Employees should consider speaking to their employer and or a Union Learning Representative before getting an assessment done. Employers are not obliged to help with the cost of an assessment but it is worth asking them if they will consider this as an assessment could benefit them as well.

After an assessment an adult should get a verbal and written report of the findings with suggestions of strategies or software that might help.

Reasonable adjustments

Reasonable adjustments are changes an employer is obliged to make to help employees do their job. They can include making changes to the way work is done or provision of equipment. They may not necessarily cost money. Some of the costs of reasonable adjustments can be paid by the Access to Work programme at Job Centre Plus: www.gov.uk/ access-to-work [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

For further details, see the leaflets on Dyslexia Scotland’s website, related to adults: http://www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/our-leaflets

Further and Higher Education

2.4 Screening and Assessment