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Workplace Needs Assessment

This assessment focuses on the specific challenges that an individual is experiencing in relation to their work tasks and includes recommendations for adjustments that the Assessor believes will help them cope and be more effective at work. These challenges are often related to conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia (DCD), autism (ASD/ASC), dyscalculia, Tourette’s Syndrome, ADHD, anxiety and mental health.

Note: This is not a screening or diagnostic assessment, it is an assessment to provide practical adjustments that improve workplace effectiveness. (The assessor can help with these if they are needed, but they are not a requirement of a Workplace Needs Assessment).

What’s included?


  • Individual questionnaire
  • Line manager questionnaire
  • Copy of individuals job description

Assessment meeting (1-2 hours)

The assessor will talk to the individual about the difficulties they are experiencing at work and explore their work environment, seating location, specific work tasks, ‘tools’ and current coping strategies.

One-to-one Manager awareness meeting (30 minutes)

Included is a 30 minute ‘one-to-one manager information meeting’.  This meeting is designed to provide the manager with a foundation awareness to help them and the employee when the Workplace Needs Assessment report is shared and adjustments are then put in place.

Assessment report (produced within 14 days)

The report outlines any recommendations (Reasonable Adjustments) which the assessor believes can help the individual improve their effectiveness in their role.

These recommendations may include:

  • Equipment – physical and or software
  • Coaching/mentoring on the use of equipment/software
  • One-to-one strategy coaching
  • Awareness training – (in the form of CPD) for colleagues.  (To encourage and support a neuroinclusive work environments, as approx. 1 in 8 of the UK population is neurodivergent)

For more about this service please contact me.