Access to Work

"I would like to thank you for assessing me for dyslexia. My company have agreed to support me and make the necessary arrangements in my work place." -JG

Dyslexia Success follow the procedure laid down by the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
To support the employee a diagnostic dyslexia assessment is carried out (usually at our offices in Bedford) to determine their learning profile, it investigates cognitive skills including the different processing methods. In addition it looks at the employee’s strengths, which may be of further benefit to the employer. A diagnostic report is provided, including recommendations; which are explained in full in the report.

People with dyslexia may sometimes find that they have difficulties in a new job or that things become difficult when the job changes in some way. Everyone with dyslexia is different and work competency requirements vary. Dyslexia Success focuses on matching a person to a specific role through the identification and development of strengths and the supportive management of weaknesses.

Once it has been requested by their firm/organisation, a full diagnostic assessment will be carried out at our offices. The employer and employee will initially be asked to complete a questionnaire for background information and also to forward a job description to Dyslexia Success. 
Once the diagnostic assessment has taken place, a specialist from Dyslexia Success will then visit the organisation and discuss the precise workplace needs with the dyslexic employee and his or her line manager, the human resources manager and other key people. The consultant will also observe the tasks the employee has to carry out in the workplace. Recommendations will then be made for supporting the employee through specific strategies and adjustments. Verbal feedback will be given at the workplace followed by a full written report summarising the findings.

Meares/Irlen syndrome also known as Scotopic Sensitivity is prevalent when black print on a white background is recognised as a major barrier to a person's ability to read. They may have problems with words on a page. These problems include blurring, visual distortions, jumping or shimmering of words or the appearance of coloured fringes to the letters. They may have difficulty ‘tracking’ words in a sentence-missing some or even reading them from right to left. 
Many sufferers with dyslexia, migraine and photosensitive epilepsy are affected by stripe patterns, including the striped lines of text.  For further information go to Eyezone.