The purpose of a diagnostic assessment is to help you gain an understanding of your individual strengths and weaknesses. This will help you to understand the benefits of thinking differently. Recommendations will be made to help you move forwards.
Why would I need an assessment?
This might be to discover if you are dyslexic or may be required as an update if you were previously assessed when you were much younger. The assessment will help you to discover what your strengths and weaknesses are, and this will be very useful to you moving forwards.
How do I understand my assessment report?
Your report will provide useful information about your strengths and areas of difficulty, together with recommendations to help you move forwards. It is usually a detailed document that contains the results of your assessment, which will be presented using standardised scores together with a description of your test performance.
It is not unusual for an adult to need help to understand the report; this is because some of the language used is quite technical, which unfortunately, cannot be avoided. If you have been assessed at the Centre and would like help to understand the content, please contact us and we can arrange for you to talk to the assessor. She/he will be able to provide a short consultation over the phone or you can book a longer session to meet in person.
If the assessment has been carried out elsewhere and you would like help to understand your report, please contact us, we would be happy to arrange a consultation for you.
What do I do with my assessment report?
It would be in your best interests to provide a copy for your employer’s Human Resources Department. They should be able to help you access the support that you need, which might include technology or skills development.
It would also be beneficial for you to provide your line manager and any relevant colleagues with a copy of the recommended reasonable adjustments.
The decision as to whom you share the contents of your report with is yours and this means that you will need to give your permission before colleagues have access to the contents.