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Support for Adults with Dyslexia

It is estimated that 1 in 10 adults have dyslexia - but many are not aware they have the condition.


 

Presenting to Dyslexic Learners

The best way to present resources to support Dyslexic learners


 

2018 Diversity Works Awards – The Diversibility Award

Awarded to Primary Industry Training Organisation for the work led by Mike Styles to support trainees and staff with dyslexia in the primary sector in New Zealand.


 

Literacy Still A Challenge For Many

You probably think literacy isn't a problem for many New Zealanders in this day and age.  But you'd be wrong.

Half of our primary industry workers – people who work in farming, agriculture and horticulture – can't read a newspaper or complicated document.


 

Shocking statistics show almost half of New Zealand's workforce don't have the literacy or numeracy skills to do their jobs properly

Shocking statistics show almost half of New Zealand's workforce don't have the literacy or numeracy skills to do their jobs properly. Educator Mike Styles told Hayley Holt affected workers have been seriously short changed by the education system. Can anything be done to remedy it?

Posted by Breakfast on Monday, June 4, 2018

 

“Most people with it don’t get diagnosed, and are left with the impression that they are thick and stupid.”

If you have dyslexia, or have a child with dyslexia, this interview is worth a watch. One literacy expert told Hayley dyslexic people are “some of the most intelligent people on the planet, their brains are just wired differently”.“Most people with it don’t get diagnosed, and are left with the impression that they are thick and stupid.”

Posted by Breakfast on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

 

Mike Styles receives the 2017 Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Award

The Industry Training Federation and the Skills Highway team is delighted to congratulate Mike Styles on receiving the 2017 Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Award, awarded by the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults.


 

Creative and intelligent: Dyslexia shouldn't be ignored

Those with dyslexia are often found to be some of the most talented individuals. They are the very people who can give this country a creative and productive edge.


 

People with a disability or health condition the answer to skills shortages

Every couple of days we hear about labour shortages across the economy. From fruit picking and bus or truck driving, to factory work and all manner of office jobs, employers are saying they have trouble getting the people they need.


 

New Zealand must do a better job for our dyslexic people

The positive features of dyslexia show up more as people mature into adulthood.