“By creating a dyslexia friendly workplace, employers are more likely to reduce stress, staff turnover and sick leave of the workforce, as well as improving motivation and loyalty.”
Dyspraxia is the term used to describe difficulties with spatial skills and physical co-ordination. Other commonly-found characteristics are poor organisational ability and difficulty with social skills.
Dyscalculia is the term used to describe difficulties involving the comprehension and learning of maths. It can be accompanied by difficulties with spatial awareness, hand writing, dealing with visual and oral information, organisation and motor skills.
Visual motor integration is sometimes referred to as hand-eye co-ordination. It allows our eyes and hands to work together in a smooth, organised and efficient way. Tasks involving handwriting can be very difficult for people with difficulties in this area.
Attention deficit disorder (ADD) is often associated with dyspraxia. It may include a short attention span, distractibility or impulsiveness. If physical restlessness is present, it may be referred to as ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
Visual stress affects what people see when they read. Print on a page can move, jump around, dance or blur. Reading black text on white paper can be difficult. Certain lighting can exacerbate physical symptoms such as headaches, tired or itchy eyes and feelings of nausea. Visual stress may be associated with binocular instability, the way in which the eyes are co-ordinated. This may cause people to mis-read words, have trouble keeping on the correct line of text, or have difficulty in keeping their place on the page. They may develop headaches and eye-strain if they read for sustained periods of time.