Adult dyslexia: a guide for the workplace

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Wiley, Jul 29, 2002 - Business & Economics - 184 pages
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Dyslexia is a condition that is widely misunderstood in the world of work.

"Adult Dyslexia: A Guide for the Workplace" shows why small and large employers should be aware of European laws on anti-discrimination and dyslexia. It provides practical advice on how to identify dyslexics in the workplace, how to create the right environment for them to thrive and how organizations can make the transition from a framework that perceives dyslexia as a problem to one that perceives it as a solution.

Throughout the book, real-life case studies illustrate the points being made and a number of invaluable practical resources are available including an appendix of useful organizations, an adult dyslexia screening check list and a seven-step procedure for counselling adult dyslexics.

Gary Fitzgibbon and Brian O'Connor have varied and extensive experience of both advising organizations on adult dyslexia issues and providing assessment, counselling and training services to adult dyslexics. Their book is an essential resource for disability specialists, occupational psychologists, counsellors, HR managers, teachers/lecturers of adults and importantly, dyslexics and their families.

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Contents

How Society Can Disable or Empower Dyslexics
25
Disability AntiDiscrimination Legislation
45
Strengths Weaknesses
69
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About the author (2002)

Fitzgibbon is a chartered occupational psychologist with many years' experience of providing a wide range of psychological services to individuals and organizations. In addition to adult dyslexia, he is active in other areas of work psychology.

Imtiyaz Haque is an expert in the development and architecture of enterprise-class applications. He has 15 years of software experience and has held senior positions with iScribe Inc. and Fujitsu Software Corporation. He is currently president of Ashnasoft Corporation, a developer of enterprise-class Java products.
Brian O'Connor is a Java programmer whose work has focused on robust enterprise applications, ubiquitous computing, and emerging technologies such as wireless handheld systems. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics at UCLA.