24 Aug 2021

Neurodiversity and work

Louise draws upon her experience of working with hundreds of neurodivergent employees to provide awareness training for staff including managers, human resource professionals, and occupational health professionals. This training can help organisations to retain and maximise the performance of neurodivergent employees and to meet requirements under the Equality Act 2010. Sessions involve participation from delegates and discussion of case studies. Typical content includes the following and can be adapted to suit training needs:

The nature of neurodivergent conditions

  • An introduction to the field of neurodiversity.
  • An exploration of the nature of dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism.
  • The way that neurodivergent conditions affect employees on a day-to-day basis.


Underdiagnosis and co-occurring conditions

  • Reasons that neurodivergent conditions are often undiagnosed.
  • The impact of undiagnosed neurodivergent conditions.


Identifying those who may have a neurodivergent condition

  • Everyday signs of dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism.
  • Using formal screeners.
  • Managing sensitive conversations.


Diagnostic assessments

  • What diagnostic services are available?
  • The pros and cons of different assessment routes.
  • Making referrals.
  • Interpreting and using reports for specific learning difficulties/dyslexia.


Supporting those with neurodivergent conditions

  • The legislation.
  • Reasonable adjustments.
  • Strategies, support, technology, and training.

Call Louise on 07702 797484

Louise Hilliar is a Chartered Psychologist based near Bristol who provides training about neurodiversity for those working with students in higher education and for those working with employees. Please contact Louise if you would like further details.