Did you know that, in the US, there are around 43.5 million citizens (including children) with dyslexia? Did you also know that children in primary education that do not have the proper dyslexia assistance have a higher chance of dropping out of school? Is it also known that, in large, people with dyslexia tend to be more curious than the average person?
I feel frustrated when you make the metrics more important for punishment when people in training are not meeting the median expectations of performance. I feel resentful of the toxicity that can be promoted because of the percentage comparisons that pit functional groups against each other when we are all a part of the same team.
There are several colleagues that struggle in silence with a form of disability. Diagnosed or not. The isolation can compound depression and frustration that may have been a lifelong battle. If diversity and inclusion are a part of our values, please shift the workforce culture toward being a learning community that accommodates all kinds of minds. Please move towards empowering people with safe spaces to retain their curiosity so all can have equal opportunity to flourish.
Dyslexia: What Brain Research Reveals About Reading
By: Society for Neuroscience