Neurodiversity

February 28, 2018 - Daniel Aherne

Neurodiversity is an umbrella term for a set of hidden disabilities such as autismdyslexiadyspraxia and ADHD (Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)

Neurodiversity means that an employee may have a profound diversity or difference in the level of ability they have for different tasks. Whilst everyone is stronger or weaker in some areas, most peoples abilities are quite consistent overall.  However employees with a neurodiverse condition such as dyspraxia may have exceptional verbal communication skills (in the top 10% of the population), but may have difficulty with processing information quickly. Many employees with dyslexia may have outstanding problem-solving skills (in the top 10% of the population), but may have difficulty with short term memory.

Neurodiverse staff bring a different perspective and a different set of skills to your workplace.  Neurodiversity is valuable to employers because neurodiverse employees have unique skill sets and strengths over and above other employees.

Adjust can help your business recognise neurodiversity in the workplace and advise your organisation on next steps through our training and consultancy services.

The first step is understanding.

Neurodiversity Understood.

To find out more why not book on to one of our Neurodiversity workshops