Positive Assessment FAQs

What is a positive assessment?

A positive assessment is a short cognitive assessment which explores your innate talents and strengths. We specifically assess for the skills you are likely to be good at, and help rationalise these in a workplace and career context.

How is this different to a cognitive assessment?

In many ways it isn’t different at all. All our assessments – cognitive, Higher Education, and workplace needs – are positive.

At Genius Within we firmly believe in balancing the ‘glass half empty’ approach to neurodiversity, with a glass half full of strengths and talents. ALL neurodiverse people have areas of strength and skills that are not affected by their condition.

We want assessments to be a formative process, leading to inspiration and confidence.

However, our other assessments also explore weaknesses, in a broad range of skills that show a more comprehensive picture. As a result, Higher Education and Cognitive assessments can be used to diagnose a neurodiverse condition, but positive assessments cannot.

What happens during the testing?

A Psychologist will deliver a series of ability assessments, looking at verbal, visual and spatial skills. We’ll assess different types of memory to find out where your strengths are.

After the testing, we’ll talk about how the results fit into your education and career outcomes, which will hopefully inspire you and give you the confidence you need to achieve your goals.

When will I get feedback?

Our Psychologists provide instant feedback to our clients during the session by giving a brief overview of what we are noticing so far, and what can be done. We then deliver a summary report to our clients within 10 working days of the assessment.

The report will have details of your strengths and memory profile, IQ scores and what steps can be taken next, including career options that suit your skills.  We always give the option of a follow up phone call or meeting because the most important thing to us is that you understand your report.

What happens after the report?

There will be some recommendations that you can put into place immediately. There will also be some follow up resources to explore.


For more information

Contact our Head Office for further details, costs and timescales.

assessments@geniuswithin.co.uk or 01273 890 502