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Dyslexia in the Workplace


Quite a lot of Australians who are work age have poor literacy and numeracy skills. In fact, between 2 and 3 of every 10 Australian adults is officially below the level that we need to meet all the complex demands of modern work and life. As you’d expect, these sorts of literacy and numeracy problems are concentrated in the poorer members of our society. After all, if you struggle to fill in a job application or check that your payslip is accurate it’s going to be harder for you to get ahead.

This is where Dear Dyslexic wants to help. With our tools, tips and templates we are aiming to help those Australians who have a hard time with their literacy and numeracy skills, especially in the critical years where you might be thinking of entering the workforce or doing some extra study.

If you’re an adult who has dyslexia, you know that work can be extra stressful for you. Things that everyone finds difficult, like moving from one job to the next, are made extra tricky for you. Do you tell your employer about your difficulties? Can you ask for help? How do you progress, would you ever be considered for promotion? For these reasons and others, many adults with dyslexia find themselves unemployed, under-employed or under-utilised in terms of the skills you can offer.

Find out more on Strategies for Employees.

This article Dyslexic difficulties in the workplace by Sylvia Moody is also a useful resource.