A workplace needs assessment is an impartial assessment in the form of a semi‐formal interview carried out in the workplace by a qualified and experienced dyslexia specialist. Its purpose is to identify specific needs arising from dyslexia and offer solutions to the difficulties experienced by the employee in carrying out their job role.
The assessor will also consider the working environment and the speciﬁc concerns and requirements of the organisation before making recommendations for reasonable adjustments. Although, diagnostic assessment is not a requirement for a workplace needs assessment. This is often recommended in order to understand the individual’s profile of strengths and challenges. If required, both a diagnostic assessment and a workplace needs assessment can be conducted on the same day.
|Overview||Approximately two hours, plus discussion with the individual’s line manager and HR / Occupational Health Department|
|Location||Onsite at the employer’s premises, at the assessor’s office, or virtually|
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