Purpose of the Service
To gain clear understanding of an individual's cognitive strengths and deficits in order to provide advice to the individual and their employer on adjustments and strategies to support a safe and sustained return to work.
What is a Psychological or Cognitive Assessment?
These assessments may include formal neuropsychological psychometric testing to determine current levels of cognitive functioning as well as individual observations. They are commonly used for claimants with brain-injury and neurological or mental health conditions. Typically, a neuropsychological assessment involves performance based assessment of cognitive ability areas, such as:
- concentration and attention
- processing speed
- spatial functions
- language functions
These assessments are tailored to the individual's work situation and the report provided following the assessment includes advice regarding adaptations, strategies and support that could help the individual remain in their own or alternative role.
Where the individual has a mental health condition we have health professionals who specialise in this area and who are able to observe the individual and administer assessment scales to ascertain mental health status and make recommendations.
Who is this suitable for?
This type of assessment is appropriate for people with a health condition that affects their cognitive function such as stroke, brain injury or neurological conditions, where it would assist the return to work process to have a clear understanding of their cognitive strengths and deficits to support the return to work.