‘In 2012 there were almost 30 milllion people at work in the UK. Therefore, 3 million of these will be affected by dyslexia’. (Malpas, 2012).
1. There will be dyslexic employees in every workplace
Although there is currently much discussion and debate over whether 'dyslexia' actually exists there is no doubt that the underlying challenges of dyslexia do exist !! The dyslexia iceberg diagram shows the types of challenges faced by 'literate dyslexic' individuals 24/7 and without appropriate guidance and effective coping strategies these challenges can affect their work performance.
Dyslexia affects between 10 – 15% of the population – the effects of which can range from mild to severe. Many people do not actually know they are dyslexic – however they are likely to experience challenges with day to day tasks especially when there are changes to their workload or when heavy demands are put upon their short term memory and working memory.