Dyslexia & Neurodivergence
Imperial provides support for Neurodivergent students, staff, and managers. Every organisation and workplace will Neurodivergent employees. Dyslexia has been estimated to affect 10-15% of the population.
What is Neurodiversity and Neurodivergence?
Neurodiversity is a range of commonly co-occurring ‘conditions’ related to processing or cognitive differences. It includes Dyslexia, Autism, ADHD, and more.
Another widely used term is Specific Learning Difference (SpLD). Language is constantly changing and at Imperial we have chosen to adopt Neurodiversity & Neurodivergent terminology to help promote and recognise all variations of Neurodivergence.
British Dyslexia Association style guide
This style guide provides principles that can help ensure that written material considers the difficulties experienced by some dyslexic people.
Adopting best practice for dyslexic readers has the advantage of making all written communication easier for everyone.