Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), adults with dyslexia are entitled to reasonable accommodations from their employers to manage the condition.
According to the National Council of Special Education adults with dyslexia in the workplace will benefit from:
1. Structured support to improve their literacy skills, e.g., reading for comprehension, planning and organization of written work.
2. Structured support to help them compensate for specific difficulties such as poor memory, organizational skills, sequencing skills and hand-eye coordination
3. The use of structured, multisensory teaching during pre-employment or on the job training
4. Relaxation training to help them approach difficult tasks in a calm manner, thereby improving their efficiency.
5. Assertiveness training to develop self-confidence and to enable them to seek support from their employer and co-workers as needed. Support should also focus on the development of self-esteem and self-confidence in the workplace.