Going forward for future jobs, this is from the dyslexia link :-
https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/advice/a … g-for-work
You may be unsure when, or whether at all, to disclose that you are dyslexic during a job search. You are not legally obliged to do so, especially if you feel it won’t affect your ability to do the job.
However, if dyslexia is relevant you could disclose it on the equal opportunities section of the application form, or during an interview. It is possible that the employer already has experience of dyslexia in the workplace. In an interview, you can explain how dyslexia affects you, and what support could help to minimise its impact.
By being open with your prospective employer you will also be able to ask for adjustments during the application process, such as extra time during tests.
If you get the job, your employer has a legal obligation to make Reasonable Adjustments to the workplace. These will benefit you and the organisation."
Personal needs statement
For his first day at work you could prepare a guidance sheet with him regarding aiding him in the workplace if he is comfortable with this being done.
There may be better examples online or others might have better suggestions, this is a starting point.
Make it a one side A4 sheet.
I have dyslexia
My dyslexic abilities and strengths are:-
list things he excels at
I work well on my own at…
I work well with others doing…
My dyslexic weakpoints are:-
Reading - my reading is…
I am not good with complex or complicated written information
My processing skills are slower than average
Writing - my writing is…
Maths - I am not good with numbers / I love counting things and have great concentration
You can help me by being clear, concise and patient:-
Use plain and simple English in written and verbal instructions
Give me time to process and understand written and verbal information, requests and instructions
Ensuring that I understand what is expected of me from each and all communication methods.
Do not ask me to work with numbers, weights, measurements.
Does he have attention deficit? does he get distracted?
Changes to working practices - flexibility :-
I have processing issues and I focus on the role of my job and my set hours.
I am working at understanding that workplaces sometimes need changes and flexibility - I guess you are all working on this with him.
You can help me by :-
Keeping change to the minimum possible
Have patience and time to explain the need and for me to process and understand.
Assure me that it is just for today or if you are asking for tomorrow that is just for then.
If it is extra hours, explain to me that I will be paid or that I can leave earlier on which day
If the change is going to be permanent eg work that I do, this will need time and patience to understand and process.
Change all of this as required to suit him and the job he has.
I am looking forward to this job and want to work to my best ability and be a valued addition to your team. I want to work to my abilities and at the same time as you supporting me, I hope that I am supporting you in building your diversity knowledge and understanding for others who may join you.
As you know with your daughter, dyslexia affects other aspects such as organisation skills and processing etc, Add what you can in the A4 one side sheet to help him at work according to the job he is going to.
Hope this will be useful in helping an employer to understand and work with him and reduce a lot of frustrations on both sides due to their lack of understanding, his needs and poor communications and I hope that it will help build confidence in himself and in employers.
Have a look around the Dyslexia website for other information,
If he qualifies for any benefits because of his dyslexia he should qualify for workplace assistance in assessing the workplace and his needs to aid his work, if he doesn’t qualify, make enquiries with the dyslexia organisation about work assessments.