There has often been a reluctance for students who are going on a work placement, and for employees in general, to tell their employer that they have dyslexia or dyspraxia.
Here are some good reasons to tell your employer that you have some kind of learning difference:
- It opens up communication channels between you in an honest interaction
- The fact that you have disclosed your difference will help there to be better understanding between all of the staff
- It will enable you to access support – directly through your employer and via Access to Work
- It will reduce your anxiety about ‘being found out’
Bullet points adapted from: Supporting Dyslexia Adults in Higher Education and the Workplace (2012) Ed. Nicola Brunswick p.109
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