The course is aimed at UNISON Learning Reps who will gain strategies to make their workplaces more dyslexia friendly.  

The content will include:

  • General awareness raising- facts and myths about dyslexia
  • Dyslexia indicators and screening
  • Impact on individuals- literacy issues, short term memory etc and coping strategies
  • Impact of the 2010 Equality Act for individuals and organisations- reasonable adjustments
  • Tips on creating a dyslexia friendly working environment

The course will be delivered through explanation and guidance, discussion and interactive activities

Leaning Outcomes, Participants will have:

  • An increased understanding of dyslexia and its impact on individuals and organisations
  • Awareness of reasonable adjustments expected of employers in the context of the 2010 Equality Act
  • Explore support strategies for individuals with dyslexia and ways in which an organisation can become more dyslexia friendly

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