Access To Work Assistive Technology training & support
“Helping me understand the way I think”
I would like to congratulate NeuroKnowHow on the work they do with neurodiversity. The approach that they took with me was to look at my skill set and the work that I actually do at RAPt. The approach was to look at how the assistive technology and the computer I was provided with, could help me with specific tasks I was having problems with, due to my dyslexia: whether it being organization, report writing or spelling. My trainer, Joseph helped me to understand my deficits and recognise my strengths due to my dyslexia.
More importantly, an understanding of how my self-esteem had been affected due to my dyslexia, and working with it, helped me with the learning process. Helping me understand the way I think, how I learn, and process information due to my issues related to my dyslexia did this. How I think, which I know now is in a visual and divergent way, prior to working with Joseph; I believed that being a big picture thinker and flitting from one idea to another was a problem, when in fact, I realise now that it is an asset. So getting this kind of support and training I believe, would help other dyslexics understand and be comfortable with the way they think, learn and work. It helped me to change they way I think about dyslexia and myself.
Linda Smith Director for RAPt