Accommodating students with dyslexia in all classroom settings
Instead, it recognizes that people who are dyslexic often work much harder and longer than their peers, provided they are given that opportunity.The dyslexia-friendly environment should extend from elementary, middle and high school, through college and into the workplace.Employers and managers recognize how dyslexia impacts a person’s day-to-day work, but they also understand that dyslexic employees can bring a great deal of creativity, energy and problem-solving to the organization.Small changes to company protocols and communication can go a long way toward supporting dyslexic individuals, and are likely to increase morale and loyalty.
Even if a college is dyslexia-friendly, dyslexic students will likely need to do a lot of the legwork when it comes to informing professors and acquiring accommodations.
Learn how colleges are expanding their efforts to assist students with dyslexia: Colleges Step Up to Meet Dyslexia Challenge.
As with school environments, dyslexia-friendly workplaces understand and accept those with dyslexia.
Understood.org, a free online resource center sponsored by many nonprofit organizations including the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), released this infographic that shares materials and techniques that may prove useful when assisting children or students with dyslexia.
A supportive environment that promotes educational and professional progress enables dyslexic individuals to flourish and reach their full potential.
Read more about advocating for yourself in college in this article by Judy York, Director of the Resource Office on Disabilities at Yale University.