A meeting with a workplace specialist (Workplace Needs Assessor) who will talk to the individual about the challenges they are experiencing with work tasks. (Ahead of this meeting, background information is collected via questionnaires sent to the line manager and the individual, plus the Workplace Needs Assessors requests to see a copy of the job description). When carrying out the assessment the Workplace Needs Assessor will consider a variety of aspects including work environment, seating location, specific work tasks, ‘tools’ and current coping strategies.
(A Workplace Needs Assessments can be requested in relation to a variety of different disabilities including those with ‘processing differences’ such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) & Dyscalculia).
If you book a Workplace Needs Assessment with us here at Right Resources we also include a 30 minute ‘line manager information meeting’. This is a ‘one to one’ meeting designed to provide managers with foundation awareness of dyslexia and neurodivergent ‘conditions’ to help facilitate future discussions between them and the employee when the workplace needs assessment report is shared and adjustments are then put in place.