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Mental health and wellbeing in the workplace

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 52 Views0

Amanda is the keynote at an employer event on July 5th with colleagues from Adviser Plus discussing mental health and the workplace. Amanda will explain what stress is, and how it presents for us all including lost production and presenteeism and what companies can do. She will describe how Workplace+ can be used cost effectively to provide a starting point for a conversation and skill staff, and increase confidence.

Professor Kirby publishes innovative work

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 132 Views0

Benign epilepsy with centro-temporal spikes (BECTS) is a common childhood epilepsy syndrome also known as Rolandic Epilepsy (RE). Neurocognitive phenotypes have been described with greater focus on attention, reading and language domains but there have been far fewer studies focusing on motor functioning. This study included measures of motor, language and cognition in order to investigate the range, degree and pattern of difficulties associated with BECTS in a case series of children, but with a particular emphasis on motor skills. This is the first paper to demonstrate the variability across cognitive areas , reinforcing once again the need to take a person centred approach to supporting individuals with learning difficulties.

To read the full paper:

https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1VAp~5Qt1GcPAO

Talking about Workplace+

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 189 Views0

Amanda Kirby is a keynote speaker at the conference run by British Dyslexia Association:

From Individual to Infrastructure: Enabling Success for Adults with Dyslexia – Friday 28th April 2017, Watford.

She is talking about Workplace+ and how it can be used in work settings with trainees, apprentices and employees. Additionally, how there is a need to ensure processes and policies are in place to support people with Dyslexia and other learning challenges.

About Me Passport

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 292 Views0

Great to see the About Me Passport launched. Professor Kirby was a part of the group developing this and now available to download for jobseekers with learning difficulties, disabilities or other barriers to provide information on their best methods of having good conversations and guidance.

 

Download it, print it out, complete it and then starting using it!  About me Passport

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