Our specialist Neurodevelopmental Lifespan service is able to provide specialist assessments that can inform employers (and employees) as to how the neurodevelopmental condition may impact an individual’s work environment and job performance. The assessment can advise on what types of adjustments may be necessary to facilitate the person’s ability to work.
POHS is able to offer full diagnostic assessments for neurodevelopmental conditions in conjunction with the Neurodevelopmental Lifespan Services at Psicon. Neurodevelopmental conditions are those where a brain does not develop in a typical way and causes some related differences in functioning. Common neurodevelopmental conditions are autism (including Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyspraxia, and intellectual disability.
These assessments can establish a diagnosis and advise on how a condition may impact on the individual’s work environment. It can also advise on what adjustments may be necessary for an individual with a neurodevelopmental condition to thrive at work. The assessing team can look at job specifications and responsibilities and make specific recommendations. They are also able to liaise with Occupational Health teams and Human Resource teams directly if required. Specialist psychological and psychiatric support is also available should it be required.
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