Neurodiversity

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

 

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Autism

Autism

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

Employees with autism can bring a range of unique skills to a workplace and often flourish in the right environment. These individuals 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 employees with autism 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.

Employees with autism can struggle at work if there is a lack of structure or clear communication. Many 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.

The first step is understanding.

Autism Understood.

To find out more why not book on to one of our Autism Understood Workshops

 

 

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ADHD

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 neurotypical colleagues!

However, they may have difficulties with attention, physical restlessness, staying on task, following routines and maintaining concentration, for example in meetings.

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

The first step is understanding.

ADHD Understood.

To find out more why not book on to one of our ADHD Understood Workshops

 

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Dyspraxia

Dyspraxia

Employees with dyspraxia are often excellent speakers and trainers. Individulas 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.

The first step is understanding.

Dyspraxia Understood.

To find out more why not book on to one of our Dyspraxia Understood Workshops

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Dyslexia

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

The first step is understanding.

Dyslexia Understood.

To find out more why not book on to one of our Dyslexia Understood Workshops