Assessing Learning Difficulties In Adults

Before the assessment, you will be given a set of questionnaires and forms to complete and return preferably well before the day of the Matrix Assessment session. We use a range of information when developing our reports, such as medical history, qualifications, family situation and information from previous investigations or assessments. These will enable us to build up a comprehensive profile of your strengths, weaknesses, experiences and difficulties. For adults, we may also require information regarding the work you do, as well as your working conditions and environment.

The assessment itself will involve a series of activities which are used to build a picture of your abilities, skills and learning styles. The process usually takes about three hours to complete. See here for more details. Comfort breaks are built into the assessment schedule, and we do try to make the process as enjoyable as possible.

The final report will document the evidence for the conclusions reached and will point to strategies that can be used to help you achieve your potential. If you are at college or university, you can use this report when asking for extra or specialised help, extra funding, Access Arrangements in examinations and assessments or if you decide to seek the protection of a Statement (Single Education, Health and Care Plan).