What is Neurodiversity

Neurodiversity

What is Neurodiversity?

At Adjust we believe Neurodiversity is the acceptance, recognition and celebration that we all think differently.

We focus on 4 neurotypes including autism/Asperger syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD as these neurotypes 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 neurodivergent 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.

Neurodivergent employees 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.

We can help you raise the profile of Neurodiversity across your organisation. Contact us today to start the neurodiversity conversation in your workplace through our training and consultancy services.

Neurodiversity Understood.

 

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Autism

What is Autism?

Autism is a spectrum condition which includes Asperger’s syndrome.

Autistic employees can bring a range of unique skills to a workplace and often flourish in the right environment. Autistic employees can be immensely loyal staff members with an exceptionally low absence rate, and may even need to be encouraged to take annual leave. They can work with high levels of dedication and an eye for detail – and they may often see things from a different point of view.

If autistic employees are not understood effectively then difficulties can arise for the employee and managers alike. Adjust can help right from the start with pre-recruitment advice and ongoing consultancy to ensure the smoothest employment journey.

Autistic Employees can struggle at work if there is a lack of structure or clear communication. Autistic employees may not be able to pick up on non-verbal communication or the unwritten rules of workplace culture and their behaviour can be misconstrued as rude, insensitive or unfriendly. This can lead to these employees becoming ostracised or isolated.

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

Neurodiversity Understood.

 

 

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ADHD

What is ADHD?

Employees with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can be passionate about a particular interest or topic they care about.

Employees with ADHD tend to be creative and produce lots of ideas which can be harnessed when working in an area of interest. Many people with ADHD flourish in a role that engages them constantly such as a paramedic, sports coach, designer or teacher. People with ADHD also have the ability to hyper focus on tasks, meaning they can often be deadline driven and finish tasks quicker then their neurotypical colleagues.

However, they may have difficulties with attention, physical restlessness, staying on task, following routines and maintaining concentration, for example in meetings. Read more about ADHD in our blog.

Adjust can help your workplace recognise ADHD and advise your organisation on next steps through our training and consultancy services.

Neurodiversity Understood.

 

 

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Dyspraxia

What is Dyspraxia?

Employees with dyspraxia are often excellent speakers and trainers. Individuals with dyspraxia are often highly creative and will think differently to the majority of employees, bringing a refreshing perspective to a workplace.

Employees with dyspraxia can have difficulties with physical coordination, judging distance or space and managing social and sequencing skills. In the workplace, this could manifest as making errors when inputting data, not dressing smartly, or having difficulties with timekeeping and keeping a tidy desk space.

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

Neurodiversity Understood

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Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?

Employees with dyslexia can be extremely imaginative, creative and talented. They are often very good with people, excellent problems solvers and frequently can link ideas together and ‘see’ in 3D. These skills can flourish in entrepreneurial, creative and practical industries, such as graphic design and physiotherapy.

Most people know that dyslexia affects reading and writing but there are other aspects to the condition. For example, employees with dyslexia may struggle with their short-term memory, which can make organisational tasks such as remembering instructions and appointments or managing their inbox more challenging.

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

Neurodiversity Understood.