A diagnostic assessment may be beneficial where an individual is experiencing significant difficulties in the workplace or in day-to-day life and does not already have a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty (SpLD). It provides a confirmed diagnosis of conditions such as dyslexia, as well as a clearer picture of the person’s strengths and weaknesses and their individual cognitive profile.
Our assessors are fully qualified to diagnose a range of specific learning difficulties and all are PATOSS members, holding the relevant Assessment Practicing Certificates (APCs). Diagnostic assessments take place in a private room at the location where the assessment has been booked, however, whatever the location, a quiet room free from disturbances is essential for the duration of the assessment.
Following the assessment, a report is provided as evidence of the individual’s dyslexic profile (if the individual has been confirmed as having dyslexia), signposting to other organisations or further assessments for specific learning difficulties (if required) and will include some recommendations about how to support the individual in the context of their study, career or day-to-day life. Any recommendations of how an individual can be supported in the workplace are likely to be generic and not job-specific.
Following a positive diagnosis, we would highly recommend a workplace needs assessment, which will focus on workplace adjustments and positive strategies to assist the employee in their day-to-day working.
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