The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research.

Dyslexia: Workplace Issues

Dyslexia: Workplace Issues

Dyslexia: Workplace issues

This chapter

  • highlights some of the current and potential issues that adults with dyslexia and employers have to deal with in the workplace;
  • discusses the principles of an effective and dyslexia-friendly work environment;
  • discusses issues from employers and employees perspectives;
  • looks at the importance of emerging practices from colleges and universities; and
  • refers to the legislation in different countries and the influence this can have on the workplace.


Dyslexia in the workplace is an area where highly developed practices have yet to fully emerge, although the recent supports developed in many colleges and universities in a number of countries will eventually pave the way for more enlightened workplace practices. At the same time initiatives such as the Employers Guide to Dyslexia ...

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