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Accommodating dyslexia in the workplace

It is to your supervisor's advantage to help you be productive.

How can a teacher determine when and what accommodations are merited?

She received the Ten Outstanding Young Americans Award for her work as an advocate.

Much focus is rightly put on dyslexia in children and at school.

After spending more time on an assignment than their peers, these students understand the material less.

Not surprisingly, belief in their ability to learn suffers.

Remember that you can do the job as well as everyone else even though you are doing it in a different way. She wrote this article in 1988 and it was published in Newsbriefs, the newsletter of Learning Disabilities Association of America and several other publications. Dale is author of five books on disabilities and employment including "Job Hunting Tips for the So-Called Handicapped," which she co-authored with Richard Bolles.

On many occasions, accommodations for people with learning disabilities have been adopted by other people in the office, raising productivity for everyone. She has several other articles about the workplace in the Adults with LD section of this website, including Meeting The Challenge of Conformity and Dyslexia and the Challenge of Using Today's Technology.

They are followed by possibilities for reasonable accommodations: Possible accommodations: These ideas may help you think about effective accommodations.