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Neurodiversity Awareness Training

An introduction to neurodiversity that will:

  • Help people understand the various neurodivergent conditions such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism, dyscalculia and ADHD
  • Explore why neurodiversity matters and how it makes organisations better
  • Look at the building blocks of a neuroinclusive workplace
  • Signpost the next steps

As a specialist workplace coach with years of coaching and training experience, I help organisations and individuals to be more effective in the workplace.

What’s included?

Empowering neurodiversity in the workplace session

Timings

60 or 90min options

Neurodiversity explained – what is it?

Let’s explore the language of neurodiversity and how this helps to frame what it is. We’ll look briefly at each of the underlying diagnoses that come under this umbrella, including what they look like, associated strengths and difficulties and how they are interrelated.

Why neurodiversity matters – how it makes organisations better.

Neurodiverse individuals are likely to account for 1 in 8 of the average organisation’s workforce with specific industries having far more. Many of these individuals will be undiagnosed, though this landscape is rapidly changing with more active screening and diagnosis taking place. The negative components of neurodiversity are often well understood; what can be less well understood is the huge positive impact that neurodiverse individuals can and do have on organisations.

Building an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace – what you need to consider and be aware of.

We will look at some of the benefits that come from introducing awareness training, workplace needs assessments and coaching to individuals and organisations. Then we’ll look at communication, and how this can be adapted and reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of both employees and the business. Finally, we’ll look at environmental factors that often need to be considered when making a workplace an effective environment for all employees.

Useful resources – what’s next and where to get further support and assistance.

During this session, we will explore specific issues, discuss guidance on what to consider and what to do next. We will also include advice on what support is available and the types of actions you can take. Many changes have little or no cost and we often find making a workplace more neuroinclusive is better for everyone.

Q&A

We will close this session with an informal Q&A. This can be conducted as an open forum and/or through using pre-submitted questions.

“Nathan delivered some engaging and informative training for us that has helped encourage more conversations about how we can better embrace our neurodiversity and support each other.”

Sean Kent

Executive Resources Director at Hundred Houses Society Ltd

 

For more about this service please contact me.

 

System blindness

Workplace Needs Assessment

This assessment focuses on the specific challenges that an individual is experiencing in relation to their work tasks and includes recommendations for adjustments that the Assessor believes will help them cope and be more effective at work. These challenges are often related to conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD), autism (ASD/ASC), dyscalculia, Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety and mental health.

Note: This is not a screening or diagnostic assessment, it is an assessment to provide practical adjustments that improve workplace effectiveness. (The assessor can help with these if they are needed, but they are not a requirement of a Workplace Needs Assessment).

What’s included?

Pre-meeting

  • Individual questionnaire
  • Line manager questionnaire
  • Copy of individuals job description

Assessment meeting (1-2 hours)

The assessor will talk to the individual about the difficulties they are experiencing at work and explore their work environment, seating location, specific work tasks, ‘tools’ and current coping strategies.

One-to-one Manager awareness meeting (30 minutes)

Included is a 30 minute ‘one-to-one manager information meeting’.  This meeting is designed to provide the manager with a foundation awareness to help them and the employee when the Workplace Needs Assessment report is shared and adjustments are then put in place.

Assessment report (produced within 14 days)

The report outlines any recommendations (Reasonable Adjustments) which the assessor believes can help the individual improve their effectiveness in their role.

These recommendations may include:

  • Equipment – physical and or software
  • Coaching/mentoring on the use of equipment/software
  • One-to-one strategy coaching
  • Awareness training – (in the form of CPD) for colleagues.  (To encourage and support a neuroinclusive work environments, as approx. 1 in 8 of the UK population is neurodivergent)

For more about this service please contact me.