Who can benefit from a workplace consultation?
- A workplace consultation is for employees who have been diagnosed with one or more neurodiverse condition such as dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, or Asperger Syndrome.
What is the aim of a workplace consultation?
- It is designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of an employee with one or more neurodiverse condition(s).
- It focuses on performance within a specific job role.
- This allows recommendations to be made which aim to improve an employee’s performance.
- Recommendations generally include strategies for the employee to implement, reasonable adjustments to be implemented by the employer, and training.
What happens prior to the consultation?
- A copy of the employee’s diagnostic report is needed so that the nature of the neurodiverse condition(s) may be understood.
- A copy of the employee’s job description is also needed.
What happens during the consultation?
- A structured discussion takes place with the line manager.
- A structured discussion also takes place with the employee.
- The employee is observed undertaking typical duties.
- A conversation takes place involving the employee and line manager to discuss the findings and agree future actions.
What happens afterwards?
- A detailed confidential report is produced which summarises the findings of the consultation and gives recommendations.
- This is provided to the employee and the line manager.
Who funds the assessment?
- Workplace consultations are generally funded by employers.
Louise Hilliar is a Chartered Psychologist who provides workplace consultations for those with neurodiverse conditions. She is based in Bristol. Please contact her if you have an employee who would benefit from an assessment.
Phone: 07702 797 484