Assessments for adults by our Helen Arkell Specialist Assessors (HASAs) are usually sought to establish an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, the nature of any difficulties they may be experiencing and to provide advice on future action.
An adult assessment can be used to help you gain the correct support in the workplace. The report will be tailored to meet your individual needs and will include recommendations for reasonable adjustments and skills development, if appropriate. There are two options available:
A full diagnostic/educational assessment provides an in-depth cognitive profile of underlying ability (using the Wide Range Intelligence Test) and other cognitive skills, as well as assessment of a variety of literacy skills. You will receive a report providing results of an in-depth assessment and this may include a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty, if appropriate. Furthermore, it will include recommendations for reasonable adjustments, including examination/workplace tests arrangements. Read on...
Assessment fee: £650
A workplace needs assessment is used to determine the reasonable adjustments required for a person who experiences the specific learning difficulty, dyslexia. The assessment gives an attainment profile of strengths and weaknesses in your literacy skills. A report is provided explaining the results of your current attainments and will include recommendations for reasonable adjustments, including examination/workplace tests arrangements. This type of assessment does not provide a diagnosis of a specific learning difficulty, such as dyslexia. Read on...
Assessment Fee: £500
Students entering higher education may also need an adult assessment, if they do not already have a full diagnostic report produced by a qualified assessor who holds an approved qualification (either a Specialist Teacher Assessor holding a current Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) or a practitioner psychologist registered with the HCPC). The report will be tailored to meet the requirements of the student at this stage of their education and will include reasonable adjustments, if appropriate, for university.
If you are a higher education student living in England you may be eligible to apply for a Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). To find out more go to https://www.gov.uk/disabled-students-allowances-dsas/overview
“ I am very pleased to say that I had the interview with adjusting to take into account my dyslexia and I heard last night that I got the job. It is great to get such good news…. I really appreciate the effort you and J went to to get the letter out so quickly, so a big thank you to both and the rest of the team at the centre.” LY