Know Your Strengths & Weaknesses
Dyslexia is lifelong and therefore the challenges that can come with it can persist into one’s work life. Many of the same strategies for success in the classroom pertain to the workplace. You need to have a clear understanding of your strengths and learning disability.
If you haven’t had one in a while, you may want to consider having an evaluation of your skills. It also may be beneficial to receive some therapy to learn strategies that can be customized to your work activities.
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses (e.g., time of day you are most productive) will help you advocate for yourself in the workplace (e.g., creating a workspace that works best for you, helping co-workers understand your communication needs). In addition, knowing various strategies is important should the demands of your job change.
Using the information on this website, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, and having found an occupation that is a good fit for your skills can be just the right recipe for success!
More on Dyslexia On-The-Job
- Read some of the career information under our Dyslexia in College tab
- Read Dr. Ryan's Top 10 Ways to Succeed on the Job - Part 1 and Part 2
- Determine your marketable skills
- Learn how to disclose your learning disability on the job
- Peruse find internship postings
- Read NCLD's tips for workplace success
- Watch tips from successful entrepreneurs on overcoming dyslexia in the workplace
- Learn about job accommodations for people with learning disabilities
- Purchase a copy of Dyslexia in the Workplace: An Introductory Guide by Diana Bartlett and Sylvia Moody
- Read Successful Careers: The Secrets of Adults with Dyslexia by Rosalie Fink (link below)
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