Cognitive Assessments for the Workplace
The British Dyslexia Association recommends that full diagnostic assessments should be conducted by a suitably qualified person such as a Chartered Psychologist specialising in Specific Learning Difficulties and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Before the assessment, you will be asked to provide background information about yourself in the form of a questionnaire. This will help the assessor to understand where your difficulties lie and what sort of help you are seeking. The document will also gather information about your work so that the assessor can consider these factors during the assessment.
A typical assessment will take about three to four hours and during this time the psychologist will conduct tests to evaluate cognitive processing and literacy/numeracy attainments.
Immediately after the assessment, you will be given verbal feedback about the results. A report will then be written and usually made available to you within one week. The report will be written to exacting standards give guidance on how your approach to work can be optimised to your learning profile. Suggestions for improving productivity and reasonable adjustments will also be made. Where applicable, the report can also be used to gain financial help through Access to Work.
For more information about cognitive assessments: Call 01992 589 159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on funding through Access to Work, look at: gov.uk/access-to-work/overview