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. The Wide Range Intelligence Test (WRIT) is used, as well as a variety of literacy and cognitive assessments.
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.
Students entering higher education may also need an adult assessment. On entering higher education students are required to provide a report that has been carried out after they have reached 16 years of age. 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
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