ELT well can provide cognitive assessments for everyone, whether they speak English as a first or an additional language, and whatever level of English proficiency they have reached.
Why have an assessment?
- to apply for exam access arrangements (at any stage of education, for professional exams, or for the ‘Life in the UK’ test);
- to access the Disabled Students’ Allowances (for UK students in Higher Education);
- to implement appropriate reasonable adjustments in the workplace.
A cognitive assessment can determine whether someone has a life-long specific learning difference, or a temporary barrier to learning. It is useful to find out as much as possible about how a person is working, and to build a picture of their cognitive profile – strengths as well as areas of challenge – so that teachers and colleagues know how best to support them.
“He came out full of confidence and said that he felt so much better knowing that it wasn’t just him being not as ‘clever’ as his peers. Your discussion helped him understand himself so much more clearly and for that we are grateful.”
– mother of an A-level student
Most ELT well assessments take place at the office in Morecambe, near Lancaster. Morecambe is a lovely seaside town, so it’s worth a visit! Sometimes it is possible to arrange for me to come to you, particularly for a training assessment.