Dispelling myths, helpful tips
Great organisations know the importance of supporting diversity and inclusion in their workplaces. This includes neurodiverse employees.
In this Unpacked session we explore the often over-looked and misunderstood condition known as dyslexia. Believe it or not, Dyslexia is estimated to affect between 10%-20% of individuals (children and adults) — with many never being formally diagnosed. One way to ensure you are more fully including people with any level of dyslexia is by using multisensory approaches in your sessions, meetings and learning programs.
In this very personal and informative session, Vanessa Victor and Michelle Kershaw will talk about their personal experiences with dyslexia and what they are now doing for families and in the workplace to help. They will help us Unpack this important area of neurodiversity to learn what it means for you and those you work and (possibly) live with, and how CCS Cards can help.
Some of the topics we will cover are:
- What exactly is dyslexia?
- How does it impact work and relationships?
- What are some strategies to help include a person with dyslexia?
- How can CCS cards help?
This is an important conversation you will want to be part of!
As co-developer of CCS Cards, Leonie is constantly collaborating with others to extend the valuable methods and ways people can use the tool to experience quality communication. As a trained educator, counsellor and professional facilitator, with a unique background in games and communication product development, she thrives when helping others to access their best selves and share that with others.
As founder of Remarkable Minds, Vanessa Victor is on a mission to change the world view of dyslexia. She also shares her stories and experiences as an adult dyslexic herself and being a Mum to a dyslexic son and a son with ADD on her weekly vlog “My Dyslexic Life’.
Promoting acceptance and understanding of how the dyslexic, ADD, ASD brain works, and the unique talents and strengths of thinking differently is Vanessa’s passion and her career. Her wisdom is based on her own lived experience (as an adult who discovered their dyslexia well after leaving school) and as a licensed Davis Dyslexia Facilitator and Davis Autism Coach. For the last 7 years she has been providing this groundbreaking approach so individuals can be the best version of themselves and gain the skills and tools needed to achieve their potential.
Michelle Kershaw discovered she was dyslexic only a few months ago. This has not stopped her achieving so much in her career which has included leadership roles in technology, sales and human resources in both public and private sector organisations in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. With a Masters in business coaching and accredited in team coaching Michelle now runs her own HR consulting business. She is a highly experienced coach and facilitator who is passionate about unlocking human potential and helping organisations thrive.