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Friday, March 11 • 14:30 - 15:15
The Challenge of Dyslexia Strategy Coaching in the Workplace: A Framework for Effective Practice FULL

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The Challenge of dyslexia strategy coaching inthe workplaceCarol LeatherIndependent Dyslexia Consultantscal-idc@btconnect.comIncreasingly employers and dyslexia adultsare seeking coaching to develop strategies toimprove performance. Balancing expectationsof the employer with the needs of the individualcan be challenging. This workshop will exploregood practice: the skills and knowledge coachesneed are great as dyslexia affects everyonedifferently and strategy coaching is dependenton the job role.Coaching should be individualised and jobspecific: participants will have a framework onwhich to build programmes varying in lengthand focus. It will include: job/skills audits andthe transfer of skills to improve performance,and task analysis, self-advocacy, literacy and ITstrategies. What to say to managers- tips forpositive communication about dyslexia in theworkplace will be discussed.

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Friday March 11, 2016 14:30 - 15:15 GMT
Breakout Room 5