Assessments for adults
If you need an assessment to support an application for access arrangements (for example, extra time) in professional examinations.
If you have ever wondered whether you might be dyslexic, or might have a processing speed or working memory difficulty.
If you would like to discover your IQ and your academic strengths, weaknesses and potential.
If you need an assessment to support a DSA application.
An educational psychology assessment will provide you with answers that you may have been looking for all of your life.
Educational Psychologists (EPs) are skilled assessors with extensive training in all the factors that affect learning. An EP assessment will identify any underlying issues that may be holding you back.
Our adult assessments are broad based and cover all the different factors that can affect a person's capacity to learn and the brain's ability to process.
Working with sensitivity and empathy, we use gold standard, cognitive tests, designed specifically to get to the heart of the problem and provide clear information and answers.
Two types of assessment
We offer either a full cognitive assessment or a specific learning difficulty (SpLD) diagnostic assessment. The latter is primarily for students to support DSA applications, or professionals sitting exams whose board follows SASC guidelines (if you are a student, please click here for more information).
Both assessment types can be conducted either in person, at our consulting rooms in Harley Street, London, or remotely via video conferencing. For more information please call or enquire below. Please click here for more information about remote assessments.
The assessment involves:
Gathering background information from you about your experiences with learning.
Carrying out tests of intellectual ability and literacy levels.
A consultation meeting to feedback the psychologist's findings.
A full written report within 12 to 14 working days.
What can you expect as an outcome of the assessment?
A thorough explanation of your difficulties and the underlying issues. This may involve a diagnosis.
Personalised strategies to support with study and workplace training as well as generic recommendations for the workplace, which can be further clarified through a 'workplace needs assessment' if necessary.
Signposting on to more specialised assessments, if appropriate.
A report which can be submitted to your employer or teaching institution as evidence towards your requirement for reasonable adjustments, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, should the findings support this. This may also be used as evidence for access arrangements for professional examinations and university students, and DSA applications.
Focus of assessments
SpLD Diagnostic Assessments can identify:
Literacy difficulties and dyslexia
Attention deficit and concentration difficulties
Numeracy difficulties and dyscalculia
Cognitive Assessments can identify the above, plus:
Processing speed difficulties
Global learning difficulties
Full scale IQ