Exploring support for dyslexic adults in the English workforce: Lessons learnt from the story of an adult dyslexia group

Sheena Bell

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Abstract

Dyslexia support is likely to be in place for students within educational establishments in England. However, there are a significant number of adults with dyslexia in the English workplace who are no longer involved in education and for whom ongoing support is necessary to enable them to reach their potential in a world of increasing literacy demands. Legislation has led to significant moves towards inclusion in the English workplace, but there has been a lack of public recognition of the concerns and needs articulated by adults with this invisible disability. The formation of local voluntary groups provides one model of support for adults with dyslexia. This article examines the setting up of one such group and highlights issues involved in this process. The nature of the group structure and the support offered is discussed, including its impact on the individuals concerned. Finally, the author makes recommendations for stakeholders in the inclusion of adults with dyslexia
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSupport for Learning
Pages73-80
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameSupport for Learning
Volume24

Keywords

  • Adult dyslexia
  • Community education
  • Employment
  • Inclusion
  • Support groups

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