Professor Kirby publishes innovative work

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 50 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 […]

Talking about Workplace+

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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 […]

About Me Passport

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 245 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 […]

Reported mental health challenges common in unemployed – person centred approaches important

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 288 Views0

The latest research bulletin from Do-IT Solutions shows the interaction between mental health, learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and job outcomes.  See attached bulletin for more detail. With 54% of people reporting mental health challenges in a Work Programme cohort, there is a  need for advisors to be able to ask appropriate questions and have […]

First impressions count

By: Lynne Peters   Comments off 220 Views0

First impressions count! In 2500 Work Choice candidates, those reporting they were not interested in their appearance at all or very little influenced their job outcomes.By explaining this  finding to candidates and supporting them in their preparation for interviews this can make a difference to their job outcomes.

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