If you are struggling with your tasks and, in turn, suffering from anxiety or other related problems, PDC can help you in the process of overcoming Dyslexia. The items below are generally good practice habits for us all, but will help you to maintain a focused and clear approach. There is no one magic bullet for dyslexia and other Specific learning difficulties, however, it is possible to overcome the challenges they pose.
That is why all PDC work is built around your needs, the following are some ideas that can help you develop your own unique toolbox of strategies.
When you get overloaded or have too much to think about (I describe it as the red fog) - Brain dump your thoughts, ideas, worries, deadlines and tasks.
Click for X-MIND mindmapping software
This is the next stage after getting all your worries onto paper. Look at your thoughts. Use a colour or number to group them together. Now you can work on them together, making it more time efficient.
You can also order your tasks by deadlines or importance
Let us take a new job task for example... Applying for a new job does not automatically happen! There are loads of steps -this can
First note down all the steps, questions, tasks. In no particular order (this is important)
It is much easier to order your tasks chronologically after you have listed them.
It will be surprising to you how much more you can process once the items are written down .......TOP TIP – this whole process can be used for so many different types of tasks.
We provide a full range of services for a broad spectrum of SpLDs
We offer 30m and 1hour consultations - you can schedule these online
We provide a full suite of assessments, coaching and skills training
Our approach is always individual - because you are!
Free Screening services for Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and
Our screening service gives you the confidence an assessment is right for you.
It gives you a personal review session and not an automated response.
It is in-depth and covers more than just dyslexia.
It can help highlight other issues such as eyesight or hearing that may need to be investigated.
Provides the background evidence needed for a diagnosis, if you decide to progress with an assessment.
Each screening comes with a free 15-minute consultation that you can book when you have completed the screening.
Please book a consultation at least two days after you have completed your screening.
Professional advice service to help you with any issues you may be facing.
Adult and Employee Advice·
Honest advice tailored to you.
Practical suggestions you can put into place straight away.
Guidance and support with employment and education issues.
Support applying for available funding.
Information regarding reasonable adjustments, discrimination and the responsibilities of employers and education institutes.
Child and Parent Consultation·
Making a difficult area clear and uncomplicated.
Clear advice for parents on school and home support and intervention. Suggestions that can be implemented straight away.
Friendly, professional support when you need it .
Phone Support Service
We can offer a one-off call service to a full-service package to help you ensure you are meeting your legal requirements, retaining talent and improving moral. You can contact us for a free initial consultation.
Employment Consultation Services·
Provide a disability audit for your business.
Help reduce and avoid tribunal and legal cases.
Advise, develop, and implement key policy and training.
Provide bespoke training for individuals and groups.
Facilitate understanding of a disabled client’s needs Help you to become an inclusive employer, improve moral and employee retention.
Develop companywide processes that improve efficiency and productivity.
All our assessment forms are available to complete Free of charge online.
They are designed to highlight any difficulties and provide information about you and your life.
Discover more about the process of assessment, the costs and potential outcomes it provides. Receive a tailored plan of action and advice in relation to your online answers and circumstances.
The importance of ensuing your physical health is good is essential and will cover eyesight, hearing, speech and other possible medical issues.
The assessment takes around 4 hours to complete and is comprised of tests that look at different areas of learning and development.
Once the assessment is finished there will be a brief summary and, if possible, you will be given a diagnosis on the day.
During your follow up conversation you will have the chance to ask any questions and discuss the recommendations, funding and support that you could apply for.
Phoenix Dyslexia Consulting are here to empower your brain - Dyslexia can mean exceptional problem solving skills. We allow you to tap into those abilities - and excel.
We are here to help you overcome your dyslexia and make it your Unique Selling Point in life. We don’t offer a one size fits all approach to our clients. We pride ourselves on providing bespoke services that work for you, and we achieve that by taking the time to get to know you and your needs. The company was started to provide a professional and caring service that we passionately believe everyone deserves. We have many people return to us for additional support and pass our details onto other people who need support. We offer a full-service approach to support when it comes to overcoming dyslexia at any age and in any situation. We support people during primary and secondary school, university and the in the workplace. Support at every stage of a person’s life is so vital and we believe in offering it to everyone, no matter their age.
and Secondary Education There is an
assumption that dyslexia will stops being an issue if support is in phonics is
offered. This can be extremely helpful and does support students' literacy
skills and confidence.
However even if a child’s spelling
and reading improve in primary school they will then need to learn to the art
of completing course work and essay writing at the secondary stage, which are
likely to highlight other areas of weakness with comprehension and planning
issues to name a few.
Higher and Further Education Moving onto college and university and the expectation to know how to manage your workload and time. Read and understand multiple information sources while also developing a critical, well-structured and cited argument. This will highlight the need for help with planning, reading skills, thinking critically and academic writing.
PDC will show you that overcoming dyslexia is in your own hands, we just provide the tools and techniques to allow you to take control.
Employment Then you enter the workplace and the strategies developed so far will need to change again. You are no longer in charge of your own work schedule, working only to one deadline. You need to manage multiple projects and work streams as well as learning to work in a team. We provide support, advice and skills support at every stage to help ensure you can overcome dyslexia and any other Specific learning Difficulties and reach your potential.
We have put this site together to provide useful resources, including screening and assessment forms, online consultation bookings and detailed information regarding the support packages available to you in the workplace and where necessary, the detailing of individual processes involved in your daily life, whether this be examinations, social confidence, workplace tasks or learning the skills you need to help you excel and be confident through your life.services
We find that we are frequently asked some of the following questions and hope these help - we are always happy to talk or email and if you prefer you can contact us directlyContact Us
Each person’s dyslexia is unique and therefore their strengths and challenges will also be different. The context and environment will also be distinctive to the individual, meaning everyone's experiences will be different and result in dyslexia presenting as mild or severe.
Therefore, if a person has a job that supports their strengths, the problems they encounter will more than likely be reduced.
Early intervention support in literacy and study skills, or strategy development will further help to lessen difficulties. In circumstances where advice was sought early - an adult is likely to present as having mild dyslexia.
To find out for sure if you have dyslexia you will need to arrange an assessment.
Complete our screening questionnaire and we will be in touch to book a date. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Yes, you can request reasonable adjustments so that you are not placed at a substantial disadvantage. The adjustments will change depending on the type of interview and the assessment criteria/job specifications you are expected to meet.
Types of reasonable adjustments that might be requested:
Cue cards to prompt previous experiences that you may wish to use as examples for competency-based interviews.
Access in advance to any documents that you might need to use during assessments or interviews, including role-play, scenario and case studies. This is to allow you to have extra time to read and plan for the interview.
Written tests – use of a computer, extra time and spell check.
Rest breaks for long interviews with different activities all taking place in the same day e.g. written test, role play, group activity, presentation and interview. Suitable rest breaks between each activity which may be longer than that originally offered.
The support you get is based on your needs, but the following help is available:
Workplace job coaching,
Assistive Technology Programs and training
Personalised reasonable adjustments
Additional support when talking to line managers and colleagues.
Visit our workplace page for more information on job related situations.
You will need to refer yourself to the disability or dyslexia support department, which is usually located within Student Services. They will be able to offer you advice and support.
If you are at university already you should speak to your disability or dyslexia support department, which is usually located within Student Services. They can offer you advice about support and funding available to you. If you do not have an assessment you can speak to us about getting the evidence you need. If you already have a diagnosis of dyslexia, you will be advised to apply for Disabled Students Allowance (DSA).
If you have already applied for DSA and have had a needs assessment then your university will advise you how to access support. If you need to arrange your own specialist tutor you will need to follow the advice on your needs assessment report.