February 28, 2018 - Daniel Aherne
What is Neurodiversity?
At Adjust we believe Neurodiversity is the acceptance and celebration that we all think differently.
We focus on 4 main skills profiles including autism/Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD as these skill profiles are a good representation of different thinking styles.
Neurodiversity in the workplace can mean 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 can bring a different perspective and a different set of skills to your workplace. Neurodiversity is valuable to employers because neurodiverse employees can bring unique skills 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.
To find out more why not book on to one of our Training workshops