For entrepreneurs, their first jobs may have been of their own making in elementary school, but for the rest, the first real jobs are when school is finally over. Compared to the volumes of resources available for school children, the advice and resources for the newly employed or newly job hunting, information is scarce. FOR […]
Surviving and Thriving Without College
Just over 1/3 of the U.S. adult population has a 4-year college degree, but as tuition rates skyrocket, many dyslexic families with young people might reasonably ask - "Is it worth it?" or even "Do I even want it?". Even if we know in theory that we want our children...
[PREMIUM] How to Talk About Dyslexia in Interviews
Although it’s not required to disclose one’s dyslexia in job interviews, many people make decisions to do so. Some want to be assured that they are joining a workplace that is welcoming to dyslexic employees. Others feel as if they want to be open with their prospective employer, while others choose to disclose for other […]
Dyslexia at Work Survey
If you haven't filled out our DYSLEXIA AT WORK SURVEY - there's still time! Click HERE. What's the #1 strength that people report at work?.... Big picture strengths! A wide range of occupations were reported. Here are some examples: program coordinator, physician,...
DYSLEXIA AND THE NURSING PROFESSION
‘‘Nurses with dyslexia [. . .] can use a multidimensional approach to patient care and can visualise a patient as an integrated whole. They can connect with a patient in way that integrates the art and science of nursing...(Dyslexic nurses) use ‘‘novel and creative...
[PREMIUM] Dyslexia and Job Interviews
Here are some quick tips to consider if you’re on the job hunting trail. Job interviews can be pretty stressful, so prepare (actually, over-prepare) to help the process go as smoothly as possible. 1. Research the Company or Business – Do your homework: use official channels (the company’s website) as well as unofficial channels (former […]
DYSLEXIA AT WORK: New Skills
Q: I'm working full-time and also am a mom. My employer recently told me that I need to learn new skills to earn a higher salary. My reading and writing aren't the best. A: Sounds like you're carrying a full load! Without knowing the details of your occupation,...
From the Community: Difficulty at Work
Q: I'm trying to help a friend who's having some difficulties at work. What resources are available for adults? A: As you may already know, there are many more resources for children than adults when it comes to dyslexia testing and support. Not all assessment...
Never Give Up [PREMIUM]
“Throw your soldiers into positions whence there is no escape, and they will prefer death to flight. If they will face death, there is nothing they may not achieve. Officers and men alike will put forth their uttermost strength.” – Sun Tzu, The Art of War Ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu recognized that […]
Starbucks Loses Discrimination Case to Supervisor with Dyslexia
"Dyslexia should not be invisible in the workplace." - Fernette Eide MD Co-Founder Dyslexic Advantage The BBC reported that the global coffee giant Starbucks lost a discrimination lawsuit to a supervisor, Meseret Kumulchew. Meseret had let her employer know that she...
[PREMIUM] ENTREPRENEURS – What Worked for Us
In research from the London School of Economics and City University London, successful dyslexic entrepreneurs were interviewed about their workplace strategies, challenges, and strengths. We’re grateful to Nicola Martin and Julie Logan for sharing their work. POSITIVE STRATEGIES: – Create a positive environment for your business – Delegate admin and clerical – proofreading and report […]
Why a NICHE is Important [PREMIUM]
In Michael McNulty’s clinical research looking at the life stories of dyslexic adults, one thing became clear – finding a niche in adolescence or young adulthood had the dramatic potential to improve the course of people’s lives. Here (in abbreviated form) are some of the subjects of his life study. Tommy (38 yo highly successful […]