A combined Assessment is A workplace needs Assessment and Cognitive Diagnostic Assessment at the same time.
A cognitive assessment ascertains whether an individual does indeed have a condition such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and / or Dyscalculia. The assessment can also highlight if the individual has a high probability for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
A workplace needs assessment makes recommendations for reasonable adjustments to the workplace. This assists employers to accommodate conditions which are commonly associated with cognitive impairment such as: Dyslexia, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Condition, depression, Anxiety or Chronic Fatigue.
An Occupational Psychologist will deliver a series of cognitive ability tests, examining verbal and non-verbal skills as well as literacy and fine motor control. These take between 2 to 4 hours. The psychologist will also ask about early development and education, to build up a good picture of how the person has experienced both difficulties and strengths over time.
We look at:
• Developmental, education and working histories
• Difficulties and strengths in working short term and long term memory
• The variations in scores for the ability tests
The results of all the above help us to form a diagnosis.
We will also look at how individual ability, work targets, environment and tools used are effecting the employee’s ability to carry out their role in to a satisfactory standard. We consider what tools, technology, changes and coaching support might the employee and what is a reasonable adjustment.
One of Genius Within’s team of occupational psychologists will conduct the assessment.
We need to meet both the individual and either their line manager or HR representative. This is to get a view of the difficulties being experienced AND the performance targets expected, when compared to peers. We need to find out about the history of the job – were there always issues or has a change in IT / manager / job role tipped the balance? We also look at the work space, the IT and tools used and the ways people communicate.
Meeting both employer and employee can be very useful, giving a basic awareness of how a condition is affecting work performance, both positively and negatively.
- Our psychologists provide feedback to our clients and their managers during the session. This will be a brief overview of what we are noticing so far, and what can be done.We love making sure there are a few workable ideas to put into practise straight away, so that the experience is immediately beneficial.
- We then deliver a report to our clients. We let the individual check and understand the report before forwarding a summary to the employer, completing the process within 10 working days of the assessment. The summary will have details of the diagnosis, strengths and weaknesses and what to do about it, but not personal history and IQ scores.
- There will be some recommendations that can be put into place independently. There may also be a list of services, for example specialist software and a coaching programme, that then need to purchased. If an employer or employee, decides that the recommendations are not ‘reasonable’ as suggested in the Equality Act 2010, it is best to discuss this with the assessor as we may be able to help recommend a compromise.
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.
We can provide a combined assessment that includes a cognitive diagnostic assessment with a workplace needs assessment.
Price £950 plus VAT
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